Wreaths are quite a seasonal thing, but holiday-specific wreaths can only get a little bit of use before the next holiday is upon us. I prefer to have wreaths, particularly in the fall and winter, that can change WITH the seasons and holidays. Enter the rectangular DIY twig wreath:
This is a sweet and simple DIY twig wreath base that can be easily updated with more holiday-specific accents. The star above works well for fall and into Christmas, but hanging a cluster of red berries or jingle bells for Christmas, wrapping orange and yellow bittersweet around the edges for fall or even pretty baby’s breath for spring would be pretty!
Supplies needed to make your own multi-season DIY twig wreath:
- Twigs (I am using lavender for the smell and straight stems)
- Jute or other natural string
- Various (inexpensive!) Grapevine “Add-ons”
The first task is to heads outdoors to collect some dry branches, twigs or stems from the garland. For this rectangular DIY twig wreath, your priority is a STRAIGHT growth habit. If you are making a round wreath, you can use more “twisty” branches. I choose lavender because the stems are very consistent in length and straightness. I also chose lavender because working among that smell is DIVINE. Also, honey + butter + lavender + homemade scones. Yes.
This is like a game of pick-up sticks almost. You WANT the sticks to cross several times for greater strength instead of laying one whole side clump on top of another.
Once you have all the sides with a similar amount of twigs, start wrapping your string or jute around the corners and knot.
Loop the jute around the clusters of sticks to secure them and offer textural interest.
This rustic star spray could work for patritoic holidays or plain old winter.
Flocked pine needles would be REALLY pretty for Christmas!
Gardenias for spring? A wedding?? (THESE are down from $34.99 to $9.97!)
Good old red berries would be pretty just about anytime!
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Hey y’all! I’m Amy Renea, a freelance photographer and writer based out of Hershey, PA. I spend my days chasing children and chickens around the back yard, sipping on dandelion tea and munching on sweet potato chips. Come visit the Nest for All Seasons to learn more about my food, photography, DIY designs and modern garden living! www.anestforallseasons.com