Autumn is in the air. Halloween is coming up, great time to be in Michigan.
Today I woke up and decided to make an Autumn wreath out of things from my back yard. 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.