This is for those that love the rustic charm of a red barn farmhouse wreath and want to make one themselves. To make this DIY Red Barn Farmhouse Wreath Rail follow this easy tutorial and be on your way to a winter masterpiece! 

Christmas is coming, and it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do. This year, I decided that I would make my own wreath for the front door of our house. We love having fresh flowers on the porch railings in summer, but there are no flowers available this time of year! So instead, I wanted to create a wreath that felt rustic and outdoorsy. The best part? It was ridiculously easy-to-make! 

How to Decorate A Red Barn Farmhouse Wreath Rail

I am so excited to share my DIY Red Barn Farmhouse Wreath Rail that I made for the family’s Christmas decor! It was such a fun project and it turned out lovely. The best part is that you can make one too! This post will show you how, in detail. If you love wreaths and farmhouses as much as I do, this post is perfect for you! If you are looking for another rustic theme wreath rail featuring a truck check out my blog about DIY Red Patriotic Truck Wreath Rail.

Materials for the Red Barn Farmhouse Wreath Rail

Instructions

  1. Start attaching your pipe cleaners. You are going to tie seven across the middle of the board.
  2. Then you’re going to take 8” of  the deco mesh to make one ruffle for every twist tie. To do this, you are going to roll up the edges a little bit and then scrunch it up the center. I am not cutting the mesh, I am just twisting in the middle and continuing to make lots of filler. 
  3. Next I use my ribbon tail board to cut out 7 pieces of 2.5” Red Ribbon, 2.5” Red Truck Ribbon, and the 1.5” Black and White Checker ribbon. I wrap it around my board 7 times and I cut it off from the roll, remove the wrapped around ribbon, and cut the wrap where they all meet at the top. Once I have my 7-pieces of all three ribbons I will trim the ends of the tails on the ribbon in angle or dovetail. 
  4. Then you will get one piece of Red Ribbon, Red Truck Ribbon, and the Black and White Checker ribbon, fold them in half and pinch the center together. I put the green on bottom, Halloween in the middle and the ghost ribbon on top. Attach the center pinch to the first twist tie on the wreath rail. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails and twist ties leaving the second pipe cleaner alone for the bow. Spread out your center tails in Xs and then Ks at both ends.
  5. To add some texture and bring out all of the colors to your design, start by cutting 6- 20” of green tubing, take two pieces and make it into a lasso. Pinch the middle to make a bow, lay straight on the twist tie and twist it in. Repeat this to all of the twist ties except for the second pipe cleaner you are going to leave for your bow.
  6. Now a bow! Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together for your bow. Grab your ribbons. Start with a 2.5” of Red Ribbon, measure a 8” tail, pinch and hold onto then twist the ribbon and then measure it. Then make a 5” loop by measuring 10” on a measuring board and then twist.. Make another loop on the other side then trim after a 8” tail.
  7. I next added the 2.5” Red Truck ribbon, measured out a 8” tail, pinch and hold onto and then twist the ribbon and then measured it. Then make a 5” loop by measuring 10” on a measuring board and then twist.. Make another loop on the other side then trim after a 8” tail.
  8.  and your loops are going to lay on top of each other and you will spread them out to make your bow.
  9. Now use the 1.5” black and white checker ribbon, to repeat the same process making a 5” loop  and 8” ribbon tails.
  10. Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from your fingers and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow, twisting it off at the back nice and tight. 
  11. For some added fun cut up pieces of the pine tree pick and then add them to the back of the bow. Use hot glue to help keep it nice and in place!
  12. Use the pipe cleaners on the bow to push through the mesh and attach the bow to the wreath rail.

This project was an old kit I had made, if you are interested I have a wreath rail club! you get two wreath rails in the mail and a tutorial on what to make with them! Head over to Hot Mesh Mom for more details! I would love to have you in the club. If you are curious on more projects check out my Facebook page where I am live all the time showing you all of the latest trends and more to decorate your home or stock your wreath shop!

DIY Red Barn Farmhouse Wreath Rail

Recipe by Kari Gustafson

Learn how to make this red barn farmhouse wreath rail with this tutorial.

Directions

  • Start attaching your pipe cleaners. You are going to tie seven across the middle of the board.
  • Then you’re going to take 8” of  the deco mesh to make one ruffle for every twist tie. To do this, you are going to roll up the edges a little bit and then scrunch it up the center. I am not cutting the mesh, I am just twisting in the middle and continuing to make lots of filler. 
  • Next I use my ribbon tail board to cut out 7 pieces of 2.5” Red Ribbon, 2.5” Red Truck Ribbon, and the 1.5” Black and White Checker ribbon. I wrap it around my board 7 times and I cut it off from the roll, remove the wrapped around ribbon, and cut the wrap where they all meet at the top. Once I have my 7-pieces of all three ribbons I will trim the ends of the tails on the ribbon in angle or dovetail. 
  • Then you will get one piece of Red Ribbon, Red Truck Ribbon, and the Black and White Checker ribbon, fold them in half and pinch the center together. I put the green on bottom, halloween in the middle and the ghost ribbon on top. Attach the center pinch to the first twist tie on the wreath rail. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails and twist ties leaving the second pipe cleaner alone for the bow. Spread out your center tails in Xs and then Ks at both ends.
  • To add some texture and bring out all of the colors to your design, start by cutting 6- 20” of green tubing, take two pieces and make it into a lasso. Pinch the middle to make a bow, lay straight on the twist tie and twist it in. Repeat this to all of the twist ties except for the second pipe cleaner you are going to leave for your bow.
  • Now a bow! Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together for your bow. Grab your ribbons. Start with a 2.5” of Red Ribbon, measure a 8” tail, pinch and hold onto then twist the ribbon and then measure it. Then make a 5” loop by measuring 10” on a measuring board and then twist.. Make another loop on the other side then trim after a 8” tail.
  • next added the 2.5” Red Truck ribbon, measured out a 8” tail, pinch and hold onto and then twist the ribbon and then measured it. Then make a 5” loop by measuring 10” on a measuring board and then twist.. Make another loop on the other side then trim after a 8” tail.
  •  and your loops are going to lay on top of each other and you will spread them out to make your bow.
  • Now use the 1.5” black and white checker ribbon, to repeat the same process making a 5” loop  and 8” ribbon tails.
  • Take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from your fingers and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow, twisting it off at the back nice and tight. 
  • For some added fun cut up pieces of the pine tree pick and then add them to the back of the bow. Use hot glue to help keep it nice and in place!
  • Use the pipe cleaners on the bow to push through the mesh and attach the bow to the wreath rail.

Recipe Video

Just pin this red barn farmhouse wreath rail tutorial to save the instructions for later!

Decorate Your Own Red Barn Farmhouse Wreath Rail

Similar Posts

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *