Turn Ordinary Twigs Into a Holiday Wreath

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Holidays are about decorating the house to make it more attractive, and more warm and welcoming. A twig wreath can help you accomplish this by adding subtle charm. Making a twig wreath may be more economical than making other wreaths as up to 80 percent of the project can be made with re-purposed items.

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Things You'll Need

  • Wire coat hanger
  • Crafting or florist wire
  • Twigs, between eight and ten inches long. The more pliable they are the easier they may be to work with.
  • Artificial berries, candy, dried flowers, chestnuts, acorns or pine cones to decorate your wreath
  • Hot glue gun
  • Old clothing which will allow you to cut several strips of colorful cloth or velvet to create a bow

Steps to Create a Twig Wreath

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    Take the wire coat hanger and bend it into a circle to house the twigs that you're going to use.
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    The part that is hung on the closet should be bent into a loop
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    Next cut some of your wire into pieces that are about six or eight inches long.
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  4. 4
    Get about eight or ten twigs in a bundle and wire them together into a small bundle.
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    • Make sure that you twist the wire into the bundle of sticks so that there is not a chance that someone may be jabbed by the wire.
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    Create enough bundles of the sticks so that they will go all the way around the wire from the hangar
    Usually this is about 15 or 20 bunches of twigs.
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    Take the bunches of twigs one at a time and wire them onto the coat hanger very securely
    Overlap the bunches to be sure that all of the wire from the hanger is coated and when you get to the end, overlap those securely.
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    Take wires, dried flowers, berries, pine cones, and tuck them in to various areas of the wreath and hot glue them into place.
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    Cut some strips from old clothing, or using an old holiday bow from last year, create the ribbon or bow and hot glue it into the area that looks best for you.
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    Add seasonal items, candy or other items
    You can create the wreath to be decorated for nearly any season of the year.
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Additional Tips and Suggestions

  • Bending the twigs around the wreath is not really necessary, but it can be done if you like. One way to bend the twigs around a wreath is to find a bundle of very pliable twigs ,such as those from a willow tree. The longer the better when you are bending them into a wreath.
  • Alternatively to bend the twigs around the wreath you can choose shorter, thinner twigs and soak them in water for about twenty minutes before applying them on the wreath with the wire or twine. When you do it this way, you do need to permit them to dry prior to application of the decorations or hot glue.
  • An old velvet cloth, children's clothing or even some brightly colored tea towels may make admirable bows and allow you to use up old clothing in a positive way.
  • You can use cloth, rubber bands, or twine to bind the bundles if you are planning to use it for one season. As they are not as sturdy as wire your wreath may not stay together longer.

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Categories : Holidays & Traditions

Recent edits by: Maria Quinney, Lynn, Eng

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