I’m in Montana staying with my husband. I’ve been here many times, but it was always in the summer, I’ve never been here when there weren’t leaves on the bushes and trees. I have to say, I really don’t mind if I don’t experience it again. That said, there is a silver lining to having to endure this horrible weather, I found something I wouldn’t have in the summer months. We went for a walk the other day, it was one of the few pretty days we’ve had since we got back from Texas. As we were walking, (where we’ve been together many times in warm months mine you) we began to notice the most beautiful red twig bushes growing everywhere. Apparently the leaves hide that in the summer…so there’s the silver lining to being here in the winter. I had the light bulb moment and we grabbed some for a wreath…and something cool I’m making at Deja Vue Designs today.
You could make this thicker than mine, and I may go back and thicken mine up, but I really wanted to show y’all how easy it was in time for Easter! I’ll be making the nest soon here or on DVD.
This wreath is started like my shabby rag wreath….with my famous wire hanger base.
Using that base, I began to weave my twigs around the wire. You must have fairly flexible twigs for this to work. I was just really grateful those gorgeous red twigs were!
Starting about a quarter to midway down the last twig, begin your next.
Continue in this manner, being careful not to un-weave the twigs you’ve gotten done, until you’ve made one to three passes around your wire base.
At this point, I took clear fishing line, and made a double knot around the twigs, and circled around the base until I had gone completely around the wreath. This is near impossible to show you…I wish I had used a different color. If I were at home, I would have used yarn.
Once you’ve secured your twigs, you can begin weaving more twigs into the entire project until you get your wreath as full as you like.
Now you have a base to build any type of extras you like. Here’s mine with a simple burlap bow.
First I tried my nest for an Easter wreath.
Then I tried some tulips and a festive “K”, for a spring look!
There are so many ways to use this twig wreath. As long as you gently, and “not so permanently” attach your accessories, it could be left up year round with just a little change of attire!
Don’t forget to go check out my red twig mason jar!
See ya next week!
You can find me all these ways…