Making a Twig Wreath – Classic Fall Door Decor Idea!
Making a twig wreath is the ultimate idea of the perfect fall season craft! This twig wreath will give your door a fun and festive look for autumn, and one with great rustic appeal!
This is a fun idea, and ideal for fall decor ideas, great as a Thanksgiving holiday craft too! And did I mention, so many of the materials you’ll need are FREE – because nature has put them in our direction.
Me, I’m sorta long overdue for this idea, as I’ve had a spring/summer wreath on the front door for God knows how long…Time for me to get with the program!
Materials For Making a Twig Wreath
Collect yourself a nice tidy bunch of sticks! If you’re someone into nature hikes you’ve got a gold mine waiting for you 🙂 In addition you will also need:
Suggested adornments for your wreath in addition to the tree branches and twigs: pinecones, acorns, leaves, dried flowers, berries, etc. I broke all my twigs into five inch lengths which is a good length to work with.
First off, if you are like me and you gathered your twigs straight from nature – you may want to wash them off to remove any residual debris like dirt, etc. I use Murphy’s Oil soap. Nothing beats it-gentle, safe, no rinsing needed!
(Only takes about ten minutes and afterwards I leave all my items to dry)
Let’s Make This Twig Wreath
First, grab your coat hanger, and bend out the lower part of it to form a circle; this is going to be the base for your twig wreath. Next, bend the top part of your coat hanger into an oval. It should look like this:
Cut several pieces of wire into six inch lengths. Next, take a small handful of twigs (I’m going with about 4) and wire them together – this is called making a “bundle”. Secure the end of the wire in such a way that no one will be apt to be stabbed at some future time.
Make several other bundles the same way until you have created enough to cover the wreath base. (Give or take, I probably ended up with about 12-14.)
Now take a bundle and wire it securely onto the wreath base. Take another bundle, and being careful to overlap the first bunch so that the wire is covered, repeat this step.
Repeat this over and over until your wreath base is finished. Tuck the last bunch of twigs underneath the first bunch to hide the wiring and fasten on. Clip the wire and tuck it in securely (I take my needle nosed pliers and make a curl on the wire ends) to avoid any potential injury.
If you find that the first twig bundle is too inflexible to be maneuvered this way, don’t sweat it, you can just glue some of your ornamental parts on in such a way that the wire will be concealed.
Next take the berries, dried flowers, pinecones etc. and arrange them around on the wreath, placing them strategically for max aesthetic appeal. Use your hot glue gun or adhesive to attach them.
When the glue dries you will have a very attractive twig wreath which will look so festive either inside or outside your home.
Wow…pretty amazing how good what some people call “yard waste” something can look when strategically pulled together like this! To add an extra layer of protection, I coated it with Mod Podge.
As a finishing touch bonus you could also give it a pretty color coat with spray paint! Me, I love silver and gold – it’s perfect for autumn don’t you think?
Well there yew have it….the essential piece of fall decor – a fall wreath made from elements of nature’s bounty – wood twigs and whatever other items you’ve found to complement it.