As I write this post, I’m cuddled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, my little one is napping, my husband is watching football beside me and the smell of fall fills my home. To me, this is what fall is all about.
I know we are already in the middle of fall, but I couldn’t help but share yet another fall wreath I made this year. I’m starting to think I’m addicted to making wreaths. It’s turning into a problem! But this wreath is a little different than most, you can make it with twigs from your backyard and some twine from the garage!
I like this Twig Wreath because it is completely unconventional, rustic, seasonal and did I mention FREE? This wreath can be made with supplies found in almost any crafter’s home and even if you do need to buy one extra item, it won’t cost you much.
Being from the Northwest I tend to decorate with a rustic flair, but I think this wreath would also look great on a cabin door, fall mantle or even a seasonal wall hanging! Everyone needs a little fall decor in their home!
I made the fall bunting with jute, burlap, white paint and a stencil I created using my Silhouette machine. You could easily personalize this portion to say “Hello” or “Autumn”.
- 12 19″ Branches
- 12 14″ Branches
- 4 Yards of Jute
- Small Amount of Burlap
- White Paint/Paint Brush
Start by separating the branches into two piles based on size. Luckily the branches I found were already in the right sizes but you could easily trim them down to size.
Next, lay out your wreath. Place 6 branches on each size with the shorter branches resting on top.
Take 1 yard of jute and tie one end to a branch. Wrap the jute around about 6 times.
Next, switch directions and start wrapping the jute around the other corner so it creates a cross like above. Repeat on all 4 corners. WARNING: The first couple corners take some patience because the branches will want to shift, but once you have to first two done the second two will be a breeze.
For the bunting, cut 1 1/2 ” Squares and glue them onto a piece of jute. Using a stencil paint on your desired saying. I used my Silhouette to create my letters. I used the American Typewriter size 72 pt font. I also used the Silhouette to create the maple leaves.
In addition to a wreath, this would make great mantle decoration, the possibilities are endless!
This post was originally shared on The Frugal Girls.
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