Easy Shim Wreath For Fall

Let’s create a super simple and easy fall wreath from minimal materials! We enjoy the clean, modern aesthetic of this wreath and will provide easy instructions on how you can create your own below!

Shims are thin strips of material used to fill gaps or space between objects. This functional material also can be used to make some fun and easy fall projects. Shims are already cut to size, affordable, and easy to work with. You can find them in the lumber yard at Moscow & Pullman Building Supply. Another option would be to cut to size 1.5” x 8” strips of wood to make your own from survey stakes, posts, or any scrap wood you having laying around!


  • (2) 8” Shim Packages (14-16 ct)
  • Hot Glue & Glue Gun
  • Oil-Based Stain of Your Choice
  • 2” Natural Bristle Paint Brush
  • Ribbon or Floral Accents
  • 12″ Wood Wreath Base



  1. Prep your space for staining. Newspapers or plastic work great as a dropcloth. Make sure to select a well ventilated room or outdoors for staining.
  2. Stir stain and apply with a natural bristle brush to approximately 20-24 shims. Make sure to coat the sides and ends. Staining the back is optional. Let dry for at least one hour before handling.
  3. Use a hot glue gun to attach shims to the 12” wreath base. Apply your first one parallel to the frame. Subsequently apply each shim about 1” apart from each other on the base until you make your way around the entire circular frame (see video for shim placement).
  4. Adorn wreath with floral accents or ribbon of your choice.

We want to see your photos, but don’t forget to tag us at: @mbspbs & hashtag: #mpbsproject

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Thanks for reading,

Holly Broenneke

Associate Director of Marketing & Advertising

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