{Tutorial Tuesday} Walnut Wreath

posted on: Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I did it. I jumped on the bandwagon. I mean, really, who wouldn't? I have seen them all. Lima bean wreaths, hazel nut wreaths, candy wreaths, feather wreaths, cupcake wreaths--wreaths, wreaths, wreaths.


So I did it, I gave in and made a walnut wreath.

 The supplies are simple. However, finding walnuts proved to be a more difficult venture. I am sure you will have better luck finding them then I did. I finally found some at Wally World...go figure ;)


 So I bought four bags of the JUMBO walnuts. I am not walnut expert but they are big guys! I ended up using every single one so if you use a ten inch wreath form then you may want four bags as well.


 I started off by glueing the walnuts to the wreath. I made sure to also glue the walnuts to each other for added support.


 Easy. Easy. Ba. Boom! When I finished my wreath weighed the size of a small large country.


I knew I wanted to coordinate my wreath to match my Christmas colors so I gave it a coat of Kilz Primer as well as a nice cover of Krylon white spray paint. That's right my spray paint obsession continues.


 While the wreath dried I sorted through some fan-tabulous ornaments that I picked up at Wal-Mart. I decided to use these ornaments to embellish the wreath. The best part about these little guys is that they were only a dollar a piece.


Sparkly, cute, and cheap, what could be better?


 I then took my nifty glue glue and stuck the ornaments to the wreath, added a coordinated ribbon and hung the 50 pound wreath on our front door!


Voila!

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32 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS WREATH! I have a bag of walnuts that I've been trying to craft with. THis is a great idea!

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  2. I think I may need to do this wreath! I think I could probably pull it off. And I am SO back here for the giveaway, I LOVE THOSE little slippers/shoes!

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  3. What a great idea! I love it because it's something different!

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  4. Thats so cute! I just made my own wreath with a Walmart ornament and things I already had... it ended up costing $1!!!!!! And I LOVE it!!!!

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  5. I wonder how hard it would be to cut them in 1/2 and empty the nut out?? Then just use 1/2 shells instead? I need something for indoors, but I think my walls are too wussy to hold this bad boy! lol

    Super cute idea, and I'm loving your colors. I'm doing all silver and blue, but the green adds such a nice touch!

    Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka,
    Charlie

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  6. Love it! I have a bag of old bulk nuts that I've been storing in my freezer for ages! Thanks for the idea!

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  7. GAAA! I LOVE IT! I may have to steal this one too!!! I linked back to you today on my post! I used your Tissue Paper Christmas Tree tutorial and made some for me! :)

    http://alililly.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-christmas-mantel.html

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  8. Love it! your so awesome! & best of all when your done with it you can get a hammer and crack the walnuts & eat the nuts inside! :) hehehe...

    Merry Christmas!

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  9. So cute and so creative. Love it! I'm linking up at All Things Merry and Bright!

    Megan

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  10. So so wonderful! I'll be featuring this on BCD tomorrow morning! thanks for linking!

    Becca

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  11. The white paint really makes a difference. Well done.

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  12. I like it, looks beautiful:)) Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  13. This is incredibly clever. The result is creative, modern, and artistic. Loving it! Please do share this on my holiday thirft share: http://bit.ly/h0FA83 :)

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  14. LOVE it! I am going to do it! Who would have known how cute it would turn out!

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  15. I have a TON of walnuts right now and was wanting to do this very thing(make a wreath and paint it) and my husband said he thought that it would look stupid. Boo! I showed him yours and he changed his mind:) Men!

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  16. Love it! The walnuts look completely different all creamy white. I'm putting your wreath in the PoPP Spotlight.

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  17. I am a full blown wreathaholic and LOVE this one. And I picked up some glittery ornaments at Walmart just yesterday...so you've got me tempted to try the walnut look. :)

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  18. I'm going to try it with acorns. We went for a trail hike and my kids had fun finding them, we took a bunch home without knowing what to do. Thanks for the idea!

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  19. How fun! Great job! I would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com/

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  20. This is beautiful! What a wonderful idea...thanks so much for sharing it!

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  21. loving all the wreaths out there... the possibilities really are endless... and walnuts? genius!!

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  22. this is so cool!! I never thought to do that! If you have time make sure to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings today. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  23. Could you believe few time ago I saw this beautiful walnut topiary and never think of a wreath.... what a clever idea... in case you missed here is the link....
    http://lisaferncreek.blogspot.com/2009/11/walnut-topiary.html

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  24. What a beautiful wreath! I love using fruits and nuts for decor.

    Check this out.
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2010/12/use.html

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  25. Love the white nut wreath however I am going to try it with the natural walnut color and spray varnish it.. Think I might like the natural color with a Christmasy bow. I'll see what happens ....thanks for the idea anyway'''

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  26. I have used walnuts for decorations. I push a sharp knife in the top and twist splitting the nut down the middle. This way we benefit from using the nut.However this may not work as some nuts are very thick and tough. Lovely idea. I have painted the shells silver and gold for a table center piece works well.

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