Twig Wreath

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.

twig wreath

 

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. :)

 

branch wreath

 

Twig Wreath

Supplies:

twigs

hot glue

flat circle wreath form

tiny pine cones from craft store

ribbon

how to make a stick wreath

 

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.

how to make a twig wreath

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.

how to make a branch wreath

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.

 

twig wreath tutorial

Step 4: Add next layer
Repeat step 3.

how to make a stick wreath

 

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.

 

branch wreath tutorial

 

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.

 

white twig wreath

 

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:

 

Farmhouse Christmas/ Red and White Christmas /Christmas House Tour





Comments

  1. Great idea! Turned out very pretty!

  2. Clever gal, you have done it again! I like!!!!

  3. Kari..love the wreath….now I cannot bring myself to buy another twig wreath from the store, when you have shown us how easy it is to make a twig wreath that is far superior that the ones “on the shelves”… I always thought I need the pliable grapevine … love how you layered it… Beautiful on your “window”

  4. KariAnne, you are so creative. I love this wreath both ways. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Karianne, Beautiful use of sticks and twigs. Now if only I had your energy. Hugs, Linda

  6. Love this! You are definitely my crafty guru . . . and once I get this party out of the way this weekend, I want to do some CRAFTS!!!!!!! Bless you, my friend!

  7. No more excuses for me when I want yet another twig wreath… this is awesome!

  8. That is incredibly sweet. The little birdie makes the difference. Love it!

  9. I just took a picture on my phone of one almost exactly like this in Target tonight. Glad to see it wasn’t hard to make! I might be able to do that…if I can find some patience! ;o) It sure would be a lot less expensive.

  10. Marilyn A. says:

    All day I have been trying to decide if I can paint a basket and have it turn out so that it doesn’t look spray painted but instead that the individual twigs will look “natural”. After seeing your great wreath and how natural the twigs look, I have decided that yes, it can be done. Would you please share your painting technique? I will be spraying a very large basket in a light gray color…such as a French laundry basket. And we are having an artificial tree this year since we will be spending the holidays out-of-state with our daughter and her sweet family.

  11. And where, oh, where might one find these things you call twigs? When I was in the 8th grade, I tried to make a “twig” basket for Art Class… turns out I made a poison ivy basket. They asked me not to bring it in to school. I obliged.

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