Twig Wreath

Twig Wreath
I love using wood to decorate with. I gathered a whole bunch of twigs from outside the house, my neighbors probably thought I was nuts, but now I have a twig wreath!

Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Colored Paper

1. Cut out a circle from your cardboard. Determine how big you want the wreath and cut the circle accordingly.

Twig Wreath
2. Using the hot glue gun, glue the twigs all around the cardboard, with the brown side face up. Go back and fill in the gaps if needed.

Twig Wreath
3. Make your paper flowers. I cut out 3 large circles and 3 medium circles, just using glasses I had. And make 3 small paper balls. Here’s what you would need for 1 flower.

Easy Paper Flowers
Easy Paper Flowers
4. Crumple the paper and get a placement you like, then glue.

Easy Paper Flowers
5. Glue the flowers to the wreath.

Twig Wreath
6. Use the twine to make a loop around the wreath so you can hang it.

Twig Wreath
Very easy!

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97 Responses to “Twig Wreath”

  1. Tanya — May 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Your wreath turned out so pretty!! I love using simple elements to make something fabulous, great job :)

    xo, Tanya

    • The First Year Blog — May 8, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Thanks my friend!

  2. Cindy Eikenberg — May 8, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Beth, such a pretty and natural wreath – love it!! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

    • The First Year Blog — May 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks for always commenting Cindy, I really appreciate it!

  3. Lanaya @ Raising Reagan — May 8, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I love the color you chose for the flowers! Very cute Beth!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

    • The First Year Blog — May 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      I’ll send one in the mail your way! :-)

  4. PJ — May 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Your wreath looks great and I love that it is practically free.

    • The First Year Blog — May 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      I love that part about it too!

  5. ingrid@nowathomemom — May 8, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    too pretty Beth! you did a great job with it & those blue flowers are super cute too ! :-)

  6. Abi — May 8, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    What a great idea! Love how this wreath turned out. Thank you for posting this!

    • The First Year Blog — May 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks for coming by Abi!

  7. Bethany — May 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    So cute!!! I love it!

    • The First Year Blog — May 8, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks girl!

  8. T'onna — May 8, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Super cute wreath! I don’t think I’ve seen a twig wreath before, but I think it’s a cool idea!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  9. Priyam — May 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I love it! This is absolutely stunning

    • The First Year Blog — May 9, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you! :-)

  10. What a pretty wreath! I love the addition of the paper flowers. We have enough twigs in our yard to make about 100 of these wreaths and my neighbors would probably be cheering if we were out collecting them…lol!
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

    • The First Year Blog — May 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Haha, looks like you know what you’re doing this weekend :-)

  11. Jodi — May 9, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    this is so pretty! I really love when people use sticks/twigs in wreaths- and love the flower color too!
    stopping from shine on fridays

  12. AnnMarie — May 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Love this idea! I have done a wreath very similar to this in my home but I like your version too! ONe day I will post a tutorial of mine as well. I’m pinning this! Thanks for sharing!

    • The First Year Blog — May 10, 2013 at 8:24 am

      I’d love to see yours! Thanks for coming by!

  13. Kim — May 10, 2013 at 8:23 am

    This is super cute! I am pinning it to my Fabulous Front Doors board! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • The First Year Blog — May 10, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Thanks Kim!! :-)

  14. This is really cute! I love that it is simple and very creative:)You could even change the flower colors every season!

    • The First Year Blog — May 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Shannon!

  15. Elena — May 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

    This twig wreath is so adorable! Very creative! Love the blue flowers! Just wanted to say thanks so much for the follow back on bloglovin’; appreciate it! Have an awesome Friday and a wonderful weekend :o)

    • The First Year Blog — May 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      No problem, my pleasure!

  16. the cape on the corner — May 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    whoa, i love this! it’s so coastal looking. i’ve never seen this, which is a real feat in blogland, lol.

    • The First Year Blog — May 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Haha thank you!

  17. Michelle — May 10, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Oh my, I LOVE this idea! I love that it didn’t cost anything for you to make it, can’t go wrong with that :)
    Thanks for linking up to our Crafty Thursday Obsessions linky party, hope to see you back next week!

    • The First Year Blog — May 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks for coming over Michelle!

  18. Michelle Wotruba — May 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    The blue flowers really pop with the brown twigs! So pretty :) Michelle

  19. Selene Galindo — May 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I love this wreath! So organic looking! And the pop of blue is just lovely!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  20. Katja @ Shift Ctrl Art — May 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Love your twig wreath! Love how all the colors variate in the twigs and the order and dis-order of the twigs all at the same time. The flowers are so pretty too!

    • The First Year Blog — May 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Thanks for your sweet comment Katja!

  21. Crystelle Boutique — May 11, 2013 at 11:48 am

    How wonderful to make a wreath that costs almost nothing and looks like a million dollars. probably one of my favorite wreaths I’ve seen online this year…! For sure… Keep ’em coming, my friend! Happy mothers day!!..… :)

    hugs xx
    Crystelle Boutique

    • The First Year Blog — May 11, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Oh my gosh, how sweet. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

  22. k — May 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Cute twig wreath, I was surprised it was cardboard in the back!

    • The First Year Blog — May 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Cardboard from my vacuum box too!

  23. Kelly // The Pretty Bee — May 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    This is really pretty! I love to find new wreath ideas.

    • The First Year Blog — May 12, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Thanks for stopping by Kelly!

  24. Helle — May 11, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Love it!

    • The First Year Blog — May 12, 2013 at 8:01 am


  25. I just adore this idea! Pinning and FB sharing!

    :) Linda

    • The First Year Blog — May 12, 2013 at 8:32 am

      Wow, thank you!!

  26. patty — May 12, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Great idea….. going to do one . Maybe even today! thank you

    • The First Year Blog — May 12, 2013 at 8:32 am


  27. cynthia — May 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

    This would be cute with autumn accents, or painted gold or silver… and a little glitter for Christmas time.. or black w/black glitter for halloween, or…. lots of ideas!

    • The First Year Blog — May 12, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Lots of great ideas.. I might have to use some of them!

  28. Katy @ Lolly Linens — May 12, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    This is awesome. Did you use card stock for the flowers or regular light weight paper?

    • The First Year Blog — May 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Great question, card stock!

  29. Stacey — May 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I always love checking out what you have to share at Crafty Thursday Obsessions. Thank you so much for joining us every week. This week we will be featuring this. Hope you stop by again!


    • The First Year Blog — May 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      Ohh, wonderful news!! Thanks Stacey!

  30. Marlys @Thisand That — May 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    This looks so cute Beth but Foodie Friends Friday is only for food recipes. Thanks for sharing.

    • The First Year Blog — May 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Oh yes, sorry.. it definitely slipped my mind, sorry!

  31. April — May 13, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Love the wreath! I’ve been wanting to do a twig wreath for a while, thanks for the tutorial! Found you through TT&J this morning! :)

    • The First Year Blog — May 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Hi April! I hope you get the chance to make one!

  32. Crystal Donnelly — May 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I love this, Who would have thought something so awesome from found items! :-)

    • The First Year Blog — May 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Crystal!

  33. Jamie — May 13, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Oh my cuteness! I love this twig wreath! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

    • The First Year Blog — May 13, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Thanks Jamie, that means a lot to me because you are way cool and your blog inspires me!

  34. Krista @thehappyhousie — May 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    What a fun, cute, simple, and unique wreath… I absolutely love it! I think I might really have to copy you… hope you don’t mind:) Glad to find your blog!

    • The First Year Blog — May 15, 2013 at 8:48 am

      I don’t mind, enjoy!

  35. Aysegul — May 13, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Love how easy to make this wreath..As we are living at the beach, I will try to make it with driftwoods..Maybe I will join your next link party with this project :))

  36. Cristina — May 14, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I love so much your wreath! Great idea and great tutorial! Have a nice day
    Hugs from Italy

  37. Amber — May 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    easy and adorable! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!
    Dimples & Pig Tales

  38. Lauren — May 15, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I love this and that I don’t even need to make a run to the store to make it! I’m sending the kids out today to collect me some twigs. ;) Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

    • The First Year Blog — May 17, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      Haha, I hope the kids like helping!

  39. sarah — May 15, 2013 at 9:47 am

    very cute! love the rustic/natural look of it! might be a great project for our deck door!

    • The First Year Blog — May 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Sarah!!

  40. Brandi — May 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Your wreath turned out great. I love the use of the twigs. Such pretty flowers you added as well. Great job!

    • The First Year Blog — May 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks Brandi!

  41. Diana Rambles — May 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    This is so adorable! I thought I already left a comment but I don’t see any comments.

    • The First Year Blog — May 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Diana, I am having problems with my comments.. they won’t show up. Trying to solve it!

  42. beth — May 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

    with yard clean up scheduled for the weekend, I am going to save my twigs to make one for my house! Thanks for sharing!

    • The First Year Blog — May 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      I hope it turns out great!

  43. Lauren — May 18, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Hi Beth! I wanted to come by and let you know that I’ve featured you at this week’s Pinteresting Party! Have a great weekend!

    • The First Year Blog — May 18, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Thank you Lauren!

  44. Ruthie — May 18, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Your wreath is adorable! Love it. Thank you for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell last week.. stop on by and share again today! I hope you have wonderful weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

  45. Emilia — May 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    This is so cute:)I love it!

    • The First Year Blog — May 18, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      And so so easy!

  46. Bridgit's Bell — May 23, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Great wreath and my yard is full of twigs! Visiting from your visit to my FB page.

    • The First Year Blog — May 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks Bridgit!

  47. Katie — May 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Love this!! I’ve been searching forever to find a wreath I can make to adorn our front door in the spring and summer season. Can’t wait to start collecting some sticks!

    • The First Year Blog — May 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      I hope it turns out great!

  48. Rachel — May 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    This is one of the first wreaths I’ve seen that I’ve liked, and it looks easy to make! I’m a nanny, too, while my husband is in school. Fun times! :) Thanks for sharing!

    • The First Year Blog — May 30, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      Oh boy, we’re twins :-)

  49. Grace — June 2, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Fantastic! I have done it but instead of putting 3 paper flower I painted 3 stones in gold. Grat style.


    • The First Year Blog — June 2, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Oh interesting!!

  50. JaneEllen — July 14, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Really cute wreath. Looks like you glued the sticks together as you went around. I didn’t see a tutorial if there was one. the flowers are adorable. That I can do. Happy summer


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