Make Your Own Fall Twig Wreath

Make Your Own Fall Twig Wreath

There is nothing I love more than adding natural elements to my design.  There is such a sense of warmth, home, and ease about using these element.  One other bonus for me is….its cheap.  Practically free!  About a week and a half ago, I was out in my yard trimming my trees.  I have a great little maple tree that we have been babying for the last 3 years and it is finally growing and looking fantastic.   Like most other trees, it had some wild and crazy limbs that needed a little care.  So, I was out cutting down some ugly limbs, throwing them aside, headed for the burn pile.  I am so excited to see this tree change colors in a few week.  I will be posting a pic on my Instagram for sure!  Make sure and follow me there!

Now, I struggle.  I am kind of a brat.  I don’t like having what everyone else has.  I like to think outside the box.  I want something new and original.  That being said, I had an old and weathered wreath I used in my home for the last few years. I didn’t love it.  I needed something more…!

So, out it I trudged through my backyard in search of those dead limbs.  Imagine me sitting in my driveway.  A pile of dead limbs at my feet, pruners in hand.  I bet I was a sight for the neighbors.  I don’t plan very well when I start a project.  Like, as in, I am not looking my best.  Still in pajamas.  Hair a mess.  You know what they say about creative people.  Messy house.  Projects all over.

DIY Fall Twig Wreath

Here are those limbs I spoke of.  Nothing spectacular about them.  But, it is so great to take something less than fabulous and turn it into something amazing!  Fall Twig Wreath

The first thing I did was decide how large I wanted my wreath.  I cut all my twigs accordingly.  Mine are approximately 14 inches long.  I just eyeballed it guys.

Fall Twig Wreath

I divided my twigs into 4 groups.  I tried to balance each group out adding and taking away twigs to make sure each group had a balanced number of thicker and thinner twigs.   Once I had 4 piles, I tied each end with twine to make them easier to work with.

Fall Twig WreathDone and done.

Fall Twig Wreath

I laid out my bundles where I wanted them to sit.  Once I had them in the right position I began tying the corners with more twine.Fall Twig Wreath

I used the method of latching to tie the corners.  I learned that word from my hubby.  He came home and saw what I had made and said, “oh, you latched the corners”  with a blank stare I said, “you bet I did”.

Fall Twig WreathHow lovely are these twigs?  I mean, come on!

Once I had all four corners latched, I made sure the wreath was square.  Once again, I just eyeballed it.  I then had to decide what I wanted to add to the wreath.  I thought about flowers, fall leaves, and I even made a mini fall banner, from my tutorial here.  I ultimately decided I wanted to make a little sign to hang in the middle.  They great thing about this wreath is that I can change the accessories anytime I want!

DIY Fall Wreath

The sign was easy to make.  I cut a small piece of thin MDF, painted it white, and super glued a frame to the top of it.  I then drilled holes in the corner so I could hang it.  I used ,my  Sharpie Paint Marker to create the artwork.

Once the sign was complete, I hung it in the middle of the wreath and added a piece of burlap to hang it with.Make Your Own Fall Wreath

Make Your Own Fall Twig Wreath

There it is!  All done!  I even submitted it to the #happyfallyall challenge on Instagram and won!  This is definitely a project worth trying.  I am looking into other possibilities for this wreath.  I think if I added a small chalkboard in the center, I could use this wreath for more than one holiday.  The options are endless.  For now, I am extremely happy with the result.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!   I would love to hear from you!  You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.  I am also posting on  Happy Fall Y’all!


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  1. I love your wreath – it’s simple, but so decorative at the same time! How perfect that you cleaned up your backyard, and made a welcoming wreath!!

  2. I love love love this. I live on 64 acres in a rough cedar house so this is perfect. Out to find some twigs as soon as the temp drops from 85 to a working temp today. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Creativity has no limits -like nature, so varied/ unique/ amazingly different. U kind of personify this phenomenon. Keep inspiring:)

  4. I love it! I’m going to try to do this for a Thanksgiving decoration! Thank you for the step by step photos! Pinning this one!

  5. I like the rusticity of your twig wreath! It’s simple but states the reason for fall – gather your harvest, gather your friends, gather the food – praise the Lord with Thanksgiving. Very neat, Sara!

  6. I gathered my twigs today, layed them how I wanted them and then hot glued them 1st, this just made it easier for me. Once the glue dried I “latched” the corners, tell your hubby thanks:) Im just getting ready to add my flowers and also want to add something in the middle (the wheels are turning with a bit of smoke). Love this project!!! Thank you so much for something so cute, fun, creative and doesnt require a whole day to make…I will have it done before its time to start dinner!!

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