Today is my first holiday project to share with you for the upcoming Christmas season.
Today I’m sharing my Orvis Inspired JOY Wall Hanging. It can be used as a wreath.
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You will need:
10 foot piece of lattice for the frame
J and Y 9.5inch craft letters
grey or brown spray paint
holiday floral picks
small wreath for the “O”
It’s not an exact match, but I’m very happy with it!
The Orvis version is $119. Mine is $11! I used a lot of what I already had. You could also use fresh greenery and berries.
This was a really fun project, but not a quick one! I worked on it off and on for 2 days. I’d say I have about 3 hours in it. Now that I’ve made it, I could do it much faster the next go around.
Use a hand saw to cut the sections for your 10 foot stick of lattice. You will need 2 pieces 31″ inches in length. You will need 4 pieces 12-1/2″ in length for the center sections. Glue the sections together as above using clamps to help set in place. I left this to cure while hunting for sticks and pine cones. I started with Liquid Nails Project adhesive and didn’t like it. I ended up using my E6000 which is amazing! Clamp to secure.
Gather lots of nice straight sticks/twigs. You will bundle 2 sets to fit the 31″ sides and 4 bundles to go on the center sections. I bundled them with twine.
I had grey spray primer on hand and I just used that. You could use brown or even leave natural. Even stained would look nice. I just did one coat. It really isn’t meant to be seen.
Large pile of sticks
I cut 4 sticks for each section to form a diamond. No measuring….just look and cut. I attached with hot glue.
The sides will be your 2 long bundles of twigs. I bundled them in 4 places that would correspond with the cross pieces so the twine would be hidden. I wired them to the frame with florist wire.
I attached the top cross sections of twigs with hot glue on each end and tied with twine.
Then you go and tuck in greenery, glue pine cones, glue letters and wreath.
For the wreath “O” part, I took a small grapevine wreath and layered a pillar candle ring on top to make it fuller.
I am not sure where I’m going to hang it yet, but it will be either on the front porch or by the side door entrance.
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