Thursday, September 23, 2010

Make Your Own Primitive Fall Twig Wreath

Just noticed only 5 more followers until I reach 400 for my big giveaway!!

I was sitting out on my deck the other day enjoying the birds at my bird feeders when I looked down at the mess of twigs scattered all over. I am constantly sweeping them off the deck. We have several huge trees that hang over our deck. I've always liked those twig wreaths and decided I might try making my very own.

Click on each picture for a more closeup view for the detail.



I used a heavy rusty wire shaped into a 4" circle. You could also use a old wire coat hanger.


Gather up bunches of twigs that are around 6" or 7" inches long. Wrap with rusty wire very tightly. I like to add a few tiny thin twigs for that wispy look. I ended up making around 17 bunches for my wreath.


Then start attaching the bunches one at a time with your rusty wire, laying them horizontal with the wire frame you made. Once you get one attached lay the next bunch slightly down a little on top of your first bunch. And so on and so forth.


You then end up with a wreath that is about 11" across! You could make these any size.

23 comments:

TeresaM said...

This looks so nice!!! I usually buy them.... guess I need to start gathering sticks!

WoolenSails said...

That is a nice and simple idea. We have lots of vines that grow along the old barb wire fence, those already have twists and still fresh, so I bet I could twist those around a wreath.

Debbie

moosecraft said...

Looks great! I like yours better than the ones on the store!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

WOW - thanks so much for the instructions! I love these wreaths, but never really thought about making them. They are so expensive in the stores...now I can craft my own. I have lots of branches in our yard and woods to pick from. Thank you again!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing! Patti

Donna said...

Hey, that looks great!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for the instructions! I love it! ♥

Dog Trot Farm said...

Thank you so much for sharing the directions for making a twig wreath. I have purchased these wreaths in the past but would rather make my own Goodness knows this time of year we certainly have enough twigs to gather up!

Starry said...

That is beautiful, thank you for sharing how to make these, I will have to wait until next year when it is our Autumn/Winter, right now my twigs have new shoots all over them... very pretty, could probably make a nice spring wreath but I don't have the heart to cut them off!

Christine said...

What a great tutorial! I couldn't believe it when I saw it on Kim's Valley Primitives blog roll as I have been searching for this and I am definitely going to try this!
Thanks so much!
Love your blog!
Christine

The Barn Door said...

I LOVE this wreath....thanks so much for posting the how to's!!!
Karen

Mary said...

Now you only need 4 more followers till your big bog give away. :o)
Love the wreath!

Olde Corps Primitives said...

I always wondered "howd they do that" thanks for sharing!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Looks great!

alba said...

My birch trees are always dropping branches they are red so would be perfect. thanks to the info.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

This is a fabulous idea Tammy!
I just posted a link to this on my blog.
TFS,
Tam

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial and I am sure going to have a got at this..XX

Susan said...

I found your blog from Tammy at A Primitive Place. Thank you SO MUCH! These look perfect, better than the ones for sale and I know we can make them for way less. We live on an acre of huge oak trees, maples and poplars. I've got lots of twigs!! I will add you to my blog and followers.
Warm Regards,
Susan B., Western MA

jennifer768 said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Hugs.Jen

Ellie's Country Accents said...

What a great idea. The wreath looks better than the ones for sale. Thanks.

Ellie

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

This is great!! I always pick up twigs and have a huge bag that I use for crafting. They are usually used as deer antlers on Christmas reindeers and bottoms for witch brooms but now I know what to do with the rest!! Thanks for sharing ~Kriss~

Dani said...

love to become a follower but blogger is not cooperating....no follower link to sign up...so sorry..I will bookmark your blog and check back later..love the tutorial!

voilaluna said...

I LOVE THIS