Sunburst Stick Wreath

We have this willow tree. It likes to self shed. A lot.

And I like to use the sticks. (See here, here or here for proof!)

We have a good relationship this tree & I. It’s super strong.

As I was driving down our driveway, I noticed that Mr. Willow had been dropping all sorts of sticks.

I marched right down there to collect!

I had a few projects in mind, but in the end I decided to make a sunburst wreath for our powder bathroom.

DIY Starburst Stick Wreath | The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s quite the easy project. Here’s what you’ll need:

Sunburst Stick Wreath Supplies | The Wood Grain Cottage


-Cardboard (You know I love cardboard…)

-Jute rope

-Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks



First, cut a circle out of the cardboard. Mine was about 6 inches wide. Then cut out the center, leaving a pretty wide band.

step 1 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Now, wrap the entire thing with jute rope.

step 2 | The Wood Grain Cottage

step 2.5 | The Wood Grain Cottage

In a large area, lay your circle center down and add four sticks to each side.

step 3 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Hot glue them in place, then keep adding sticks.

step 4 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Keep adding & gluing until you like it.

step 5 | The Wood Grain Cottage

Then, because I didn’t like that you could see a little bit of the hot glue around the sticks, I made another jute wrapped circle and hot glued it in place.

step 6 | The Wood Grain Cottage


It’s added a very rustic feel to the bathroom, which I like. But it’s also a little bit wonky and unexpected. I like that too.

I’m still trying to decide if I should shorten the sticks up a bit, but it’s staying as is for now.

And, double bonus, if I ever want to turn it into a sunburst mirror, all I have to do is replace the center circle with a small mirror. Love that!

DIY Sunburst Wreath | The Wood Grain Cottage

Not too shabby for being completely free, right?

DIY Sunburst Stick Wreath | The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Starburst Stick Wreath | The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s added such a nice unexpected touch to the powder bathroom. And it ties in nicely with the gallery wall too.

More powder bathroom projects coming soon!

Happy Monday!


P.S.- I originally saw this idea here and loved it!

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love the rustic feel it creates! :-) It looks very nice Shayna! :-) great free project & yes, you can always transform it very quickly into a sunburst mirror if you would like! :-)

  2. I love that wreath! It’s perfect…I have a holiday idea in mind using that same general idea! :)

  3. Shayna, I like this so much and love the natural element of it. It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing and am pinning! Have a great week.

  4. This is really neat! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods! Don’t forget to check out our features on Sunday!

  5. Get the heck out! That is sticking cute :))) Love it girl. Pinning and sharing.

    • Thank you so much Shannon! I’m happy you like it! THANK YOU for the pin and share! :)
      Hugs to you!

  6. I found this from the Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage… she shared it on her FB page… I had to pop over and check it out! So simple and pretty… Love, Love, Love…Pinning!

    • THANK YOU for stopping by Cynthia! I’m so happy you love, love, love! :)
      And, THANKS for the pin too! :)

  7. You had me at JUTE! I adore this! My kinda project… going to share this brilliance with my fans…

    ~ Laurie @ Vin’yet Etc.

  8. Jane Chang says:

    I love it! Don’t trim it – it’s perfect just like this. Every time I start trimming in one place, then it’ll seem “off.” So, I’ll trim another place to get it to balance. Pretty soon, the whole thing’s BALD!

    • THANK YOU Jane! I’m so glad you love it! I think I’ll leave it just the way it is…. I worry about making it “bald” too! :)

  9. Hello! Thanks for the wonderful idea! I will pin it – thinking this would be an awesome wreath for my back door! (Now just have to find the sticks!)

    • THANK YOU Jules! I’m so happy you like it & it will make a wonderful wreath for your back door! :)

  10. This is lovely! I made one of these a while ago-so fun!

  11. JaneEllen says:

    That’s pretty awesome, love the rusticity and the free form aspect. You can make it how you want really. Like idea also that you can put a mirror in middle instead of cardboard circle. Great way to clean up the yard. I’d have to go visit my neighbor for lots of sticks. Great job, glad you shared. Happy Weekend

    • THANK YOU JaneEllen! I’m so happy you like it! And you’re so right- this is a fabulous way to clean up the yard! 😉

  12. Mary Stapleton says:

    do you think it would hold up outdoors?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Mary! I am hesitant to say that it would hold up outdoors… reason being, the hot glue. The sticks are a bit heavy and while I did douse each stick with the glue, I would say the weather would take a toll on it. Perhaps you could use a heavier piece of cardboard wrapped in jute then use a thin wire (like floral wire) to attach the sticks to the cardboard… that could work!
      I hope that helped and Happy Crafting! :)

  13. Such a great idea. I love how you’ve made it thrifty (and green)! It has such a wonderful, earthy energy to it. Thanks for sharing!


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