So last week, I posted a tutorial for a way to spruce up your candle using twigs. Another way to utilize the dead tree branches in my backyard was to make a wreath! This was another very low-cost, time efficient, and economic home improvement idea that I LOVE. It cost me barely even $3.00 and took about 1 hour to make.
You will need:
- 20+ tree branches cut to the length you want (mine are about 14” long)
- burlap in three different colors
- white acrylic paint
- glue gun
- pruning shears
Step 1: Separate your branches equally into four piles, bunch them together, and tie them using a piece of twine.
Step 2: Lay the branches out in a square, just the way you want it to look when you’re done.
Step 3: Use a yard of twine to tie the branches together at the corners, wrapping around the branches diagonally and tying securely underneath.
Step 4: Using the pruning shears, trim the branches at the ends.
Step 5: Cut four triangles out of your colorful burlap and use the hot glue gun to connect them to the twine. Use white acrylic paint to give the banner some embellishment. You can write the word “Fall” on the banner, do stripes, or opt for polka-dots like mine!
When you’re done, tie the banner to the top corners of the square and hang the wreath on your door!
Simple as that! How do you bring the outdoors in during the fall? See you on Wednesday with another way to decorate your home with the outside!