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How to make Twig Wreath
Simple twig wreath for front door
This twig wreath is one of my favorites. It is elegant without any decorations, but I like to add some seasonal coloring during the year.
I make twig wreaths for myself as well as gifts for friends and family.
It takes about 30 minutes to make a twig wreath and I am quite sure anyone has the skills for it. But rather just saying it , maybe I should show how simple it is to make a twig wreath!
I am using birch, but that does not mean any other type of twig would not be suitable for this project.
All images taken by Marja79 unless mentioned otherwise
If you cannot collect twigs from the nature - then artificial twigs are the second best choice
No worries if you do not have forest around you!
From these you can make gorgeous Christmas wreaths without seeing any trouble to get real twigs.
If you cannot make wreath base the wire wreath frames are the choice for you.
These are pretty decorations for any type of wreath.
These are really beautiful, would make any wreath look so amazing. If I did not have the huge selection of natural items, I would love these!
Stuff you need to make a twig wreath
All you need is some twigs, wire, wire cutters and a base for a wreath. I am using a wreath I made from willows. Learn how to do one from here.
Optional "stuff" you need - someone to help you
My Baby Cat is always willing to do some crafting. It is her favorite hobby. Or should I say stealing stuff from me is her favorite hobby. I cannot figure out how she knows I am going to do some crafting. I could be polishing my silver! Oh well she knows I do not have any... but you get the point!
Take few twigs, I have 5-7 at once. With long twigs you get large wreath. Mine are about 7 inches.
Bind thigthly. Few rounds (3-5) is enough. There is no need to bind all the way, since the next bunch of twigs goes on top of the wired part.
Do not cut the wire.
Step 3 - repeat step 1 and 2
Place the next bunch of twigs on top of the wire so you can just continue binding.
While binding you can shape the wreath. I am content of how my wreath looks.
The last bunch of twigs should be a bit shorter than previous so it can be hidden under the first bunch of twigs, the starting point. I bind it tightly.
It takes 10 to 20 minutes to make a twig wreath
And here it is. Now I should find some leafs to decorate it.
Decorating Christmas twig wreath
Here I have used some artificial vine which I have used in many other projects, see the list of my other wreath making lens above.
Some crafting cones and white berry looking items for crafting. I wish I had some snow spray, but I ran out of it last week. (as if we did not have enough real snow already)
Decorating with colors
I used blueberry shrubs, birch leaf, rowan leaf and cones. I think this looks pretty nice!
Colors of fall
This is the flaming and deep red I love during the fall. It is just so beautiful.
Cones, well these you can get from forests any time of year, but I would prefer these since they are already dry and meant for crafting.
Background can make a huge difference
This is how different it looks on brown.