Dowel Wreath

Make a wreath out of dowel pieces and decorate your door any time of year.

Step 1: Use a mitre saw to cut a 2-in × 48-in [5.08 cm x 1.22 m] dowel into 36 discs: 9 at 1-1/4-in [3.175 cm], 9 at 1-in [2.54 cm], 9 at 3/4-in [1.9 cm], and 9 at 1/2-in [1.27 cm]. Sand the faces and edges of all discs with medium-grit sandpaper.

Step 2: Pair each 1-1/4-in [3.175 cm] disc with a 1-in [2.54 cm] disc and glue each pair together side-by-side. Allow glue to dry for several hours.

Step 3: Use a compass to draw a 9-1/2-in [24.13 cm] diameter circle on a piece of cardboard or paper. Cover the drawing with waxed paper; this will prevent the glue from sticking in Step 4.

Step 4: Use the drawing as a guide to arrange the 9 pairs of glued discs in a circle –alternate the 1-1/4-in [3.175 cm] discs with the 1-in [2.54 cm] discs. Glue the pairs of discs together, maintaining the circle shape. Allow the ring to dry.

Step 5: Arrange the ½-in [1.27 cm] and ¾-in [1.9 cm] discs in a second ring outside the first, alternating the sizes, and then glue them along the outside of the first ring. Allow the glue to dry overnight.

Step 6: Leave the wood raw or finish with paint, stain, or a coat of polyurethane.



Skill Level: Beginner

Estimated Time: Few hours

Estimated Cost: $33


  • Mitre saw
  • Medium-grit sandpaper or sanding block
  • Compass and cardboard


  • 2-in x 48-in [5.08 cm x 1.24 m] poplar round dowel (#43934)
  • Titebond III Ultimate wood glue (#627)

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