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.

24 comments:

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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing! Patti

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  6. Thanks for the instructions! I love it! ♥

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. Thanks for the great tutorial! Hugs.Jen

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

    Ellie

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  19. 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~

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  20. 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!

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    1. Just saw your post. I had no idea my follow link was not there. It has been fixed.

      Tammy

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