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« on: October 15, 2009 12:19:06 PM »

Hello! Last night I got the idea to take things from my backyard and create a lovely autumn wreath for my door. This was SUCH a fun AND FREE project!

This is what I came up with:

Using twigs, bark, floral wire and fun puffy weeds





step 1:  the first layer is twigs. take long ones that are semi-dry and bend them together in an oval shape and twist wire around them. use only long ones for this, because it makes the frame stronger. layer as many twigs in an oval as you can, alternating where the "seam" (where two twigs come together) is so its not fragile. The key here is to get it as sturdy as possible.

step 2: the second layer is thin pieces of bark and some more twigs. add the bark around the twigs, making the seams stronger, and adding bulk, texture and depth- using the floral wire. This is really all up to you how to layer and add. Remember to twist smaller twigs and their fringe twigs into the piece to make it more interesting and for added strength.

step 3: add the most interesting items last, so you can feature them. I used walnuts that fell from a tree, fluffy weed things and a nice piece of bark. These items also helped hide some wire that was showing.

step 4: attach a loop of wire to the back for a hanger.

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enjoy!!

*Kelly*
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009 01:33:18 PM »

wow, you did a great job! I love it! I adore decorations which are made of natural materials.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009 12:43:23 AM »

Great idea, and great execution!  Love the idea of an oval wreath!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009 01:05:20 AM »

That is beautiful! Great idea! And btw I LOVE your door!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009 08:15:51 PM »

It looks very nice, and the tutorial is great.  I love that you used so many different elements in your wreath.

And I also like your door.  Great color.
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2009 11:06:20 AM »

thank you all, the door was just a cheap, unfinished wooden door and we painted it that blueberry color which I also really love.

and the oval shape was pure happenstance- I was shooting for circle, but the twigs wouldn't allow that, and it ended up oval, which I like better. Making the most of a "sticky" situation hahah

Thanks again!

*Kelly*
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009 11:39:18 PM »

This is cute, and I LOVE that all the materials came from your backyard!  I may have to try this myself.
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