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How to make Twig Wreath

Updated on January 7, 2014

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!

Package of 12 Artificial Ice Look Twig Branches Accent Picks for Christmas Flower Arrangements, Wreaths and Holiday Decorations
Package of 12 Artificial Ice Look Twig Branches Accent Picks for Christmas Flower Arrangements, Wreaths and Holiday Decorations

From these you can make gorgeous Christmas wreaths without seeing any trouble to get real twigs.

 
Wire Wreath Frame 12"-Green
Wire Wreath Frame 12"-Green

If you cannot make wreath base the wire wreath frames are the choice for you.

 
Package of 12 Natural Looking Miniature Acorn Twig Picks
Package of 12 Natural Looking Miniature Acorn Twig Picks

These are pretty decorations for any type of wreath.

 
Pack of 6 Decorative Red Sparkle Berry Twig Christmas Crafting Sprays 29"
Pack of 6 Decorative Red Sparkle Berry Twig Christmas Crafting Sprays 29"

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!

Step 1

Take few twigs, I have 5-7 at once. With long twigs you get large wreath. Mine are about 7 inches.

Step 2

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.

Step 4

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

twig wreath
twig wreath

And here it is. Now I should find some leafs to decorate it.

Decorating Christmas twig wreath

christmas twig wreath
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

Woodware Craft Collection 44061 Spruce Pine Cones, 4-Ounce, Natural White
Woodware Craft Collection 44061 Spruce Pine Cones, 4-Ounce, Natural White

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.

All comments are welcome

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      Sherry Venegas 3 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Your wreath series has good instructions. Love it.

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      Marja79 3 years ago

      @mel-kav: Practice, practice, practice :D You should have seen my first wreath...

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      mel-kav 3 years ago

      Beautiful wreathes - I love them. Great instructions. I am going to give it a try! Wish me luck!

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      Marja79 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Actually some wreaths can last for years. At least ones made of birch and willow. But the decorations might not last :/

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I love real wreathes, I know they don't last as long, but their beauty is so much more, yours are grogeous

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      RoSelou 3 years ago

      You are very creative! Congratulation for the purple star! This lens is very deserving.

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      IreneL11 3 years ago

      Great work. I really love your lenses.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Your wreath is absolutely beautiful! We don't have birch trees, but I love the look. I'm getting in the mood for some fall crafting - the leaves are just barely changing color where we live.