How to make a wreath out of sticks – and it’s free!

How to make a spring wreath

It was a beautiful day outside and Little Lion and I were lounging in the backyard. A semi-recent windstorm brought tons of sticks to our lawn and Little Lion was having a great time gathering them, dropping them, and trying to eat them. I laughed as I helped her make a big pile. Suddenly, there it was, inspiration! Why don’t I try to make a wreath out of these? And suddenly Little Lion and I were on a crafting adventure – and I’m going to share the adventure with you! Here’s how to make a wreath out of sticks.

Materials:

Sticks – long ones – about 10-15

water – the wet kind

a bathtub – the… basin kind… not the other, not basin kind…

Instructions:

1. Gather your sticks, as you can see we had a great time gathering ours

Gathering sticks

2. Put them in a tub to soak, I did it for about four hours because I’m impatient but you’d probably get better results if you did it over night

3. Choose your longest most pliable stick and take a strip of bark off of it, hold your stick in a circle and tie the ends together with the bark (I had hubby help with this, it’s hard to hold it in a circle and tie at the same time)

4. Take other sticks and wrap them in and out of the circle, like this. If you look on the left side of the picture you can see where I bound the sticks with bark – saying that makes me feel all natural and hip :)

How to make a spring wreath

Close up!

How to make a spring wreath

5. Keep going until you’re satisfied, let it all dry and add any embellishments you would like. I’ll be adding mine later.

How to make a spring wreath

 Click here to read the back story of this wreath and how it helped us celebrate Easter.

 

Comments

  1. Wonderful project, thanks for sharing!

  2. Oooh I love those jars! I have one small one and I put little wraeth decorations from last year in there. I love the bows, ornaments and candy canes though! I may need to go out and get more! PS Check HomeGoods for good price on Apothecary jars!

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  1. […] To make a wreath out of sticks, you’ll need collect about 10 to 15 of the longest ones you can find. You can cut them off trees and bushes (these will be easiest to manipulate) or grab them from the ground. Soak your sticks in water overnight for maximum flexibility. Choose the longest stick to bend into a circle and secure. The options here are plentiful, but tightly-wound floral wire or twist ties from the grocery store work best. Then weave your other sticks in and out of the circle to complete. You can get a full tutorial here. […]