A homemade twig wreath is a great way to bring the beauty of nature into your home. Twigs are easy to gather, and will stay beautiful for many years without any maintenance. A homemade twig wreath is a simple project and is great practice if you are learning to make wreaths. Almost any kind of wood can be used, and the wreath can be decorated for the season or upcoming holiday once it is complete.
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Things you need
- 10-inch straight twigs, 48
- Florist's wire
- Branch clippers
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Jute twine
- Decorative objects
- Wispy branches
Trim all twigs to roughly 10 inches. Leave some variation to make the finished wreath look more rustic, say the experts at "Better Homes and Gardens."
Separate the twigs into bundles of eight bundles of six twigs. Cut two pieces of florist's wire four inches long, and wrap a piece of wire around the bundles about two inches from each end.
Position four of the twig bundles in a loose square. Take the other four bundles and place them at a 45 degree angle across the corners of the square. The experts at "Better Homes and Gardens" note that this should form an octagonal shape.
Cut eight five-inch pieces of florist's wire. Use these to connect the bundles at the eight points where they overlap.
Cut eight 18-inch sections of jute twine. Wrap and tie these around the intersections of the branches to cover the florist wire.
Glue the ends of the jute twine with the glue gun to the back of the wreath to hide them.
Glue a few wispy branches to the intersections of the wreath to add a natural touch. The experts at Sunset recommend adding decorative items such as birds, dried flowers, or holiday decorations.
Cut a seven-inch piece of jute twine. Loop it around the top bundle of the wreath, and tie a knot near the ends of the twine. Hang the wreath from this loop.
Tips and warnings
- Use naturally coloured or painted twigs.
- Decorate the twig wreath with all natural gathered seed pods, dried flowers, and other items and hang it outdoors.
- Do not try to connect the twig bundles to each other without florist's wire. Glue or twine alone will not hold them together when hanging.
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