Back to back wreaths on IC folks. I love the trend of bringing natural elements indoor. While Karianne must have some amazing trees in her backyard I would have to go on a hunt to find some good ones. Doesn’t the white just make it perfect? Twig Wreaths are popular now…I was eyeing one at Target the other day. Welcome Karianne from Thistlewood Farms sharing with you how to make one.
Hello Infarrantly Creative readers! I am so excited to be here and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from Thistlewood Farm.
Have you ever started a project and you weren’t sure how it was going to turn out?
You had high hopes.
I mean….you could see it in your mind…..and in your mind…..it was amazing.
But you weren’t sure….you just couldn’t tell. It was either going to be the best thing since sliced bread or destined for the “bless its heart” file.
This twig wreath was one of those projects.
I was crossing my fingers and all 10 toes that it would turn out.
And it did.
And I love it.
And I am so hoping that you will pick up a few sticks and a little hot glue and make this to hang on your wall.
Ladies and gentlemen…..meet my sliced bread.
flat circle wreath form
tiny pine cones from craft store
Step 1: Spray paint circle
I found this wreath form at Hobby Lobby that measures 14″ across.
Actually….it started out as a peace symbol.
The inside lines were cut out….leaving the circle.
I also saw several other options for wood circles in the wood department of Hobby Lobby.
You could also purchase foam core and cut out a circle.
I spray painted the circle white.
Step 2: Cut branches
I found these branches in my back yard.
I cut them (or in most cases just broke them because they were so dry) into 8″-10″ sections.
Step 3: Add first layer of branches
It was almost like a giant puzzle.
I found the pieces that were already curved and started laying them clockwise around the inner circle to form the first layer.
Then I hot glued them to the wood form.
Step 4: Add next layer
Repeat step 3.
Step 5: Continue adding layers
Repeat step 3 again.
Hot glue each stick in a clock-wise pattern.
Continue until the wreath take the shape you want.
Step 6: Add pine cones
After you have finished gluing sticks add pine cones to completed wreath.
Step 7: Spray paint wreath
After you have the added the layers of sticks and pine cones your wreath should look like this.
You could leave it plain wood.
Or….if you have an entire house of white and gray Christmas decorating….you could spray paint it.
Spray paint it white.
Add a couple of layers of spray paint to cover the wood.
I hung mine from a ribbon and added a white bird from the dollar store.
This project is so easy and fun.
And makes you sing Deck The Halls and smile from ear to ear.
May your days be merry and bright and may all your projects…..
…..be just like “sliced bread.”
Here’s a little more Christmas inspiration from Thistlewood Farm: