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Christmas /winter wreath low cost and easy

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This Winter/Christmas wreath is almost free and very easy to make in an afternoon,
you can find all materials in nature,
only the gluesticks and some optional decorations cost a few bugs.

Your not forced to do this as a wreath, you could use the same technique for a rectangular or maybe a star shaped centerpiece.

Hope you like it :)
 
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Step 1: Materials

Leave your house for once and get the needed stuff from mother nature.

14 ft ( 4metres)  of thin branches (diameter ca 0,5 inch and less) i chose willow because it growes back very quickly.
some small pinecones
moss (Cladonia rangiferina) dries very quickly, (if you can't find it there's some in your craft store :P)

tools:
Gluegun (3-4 sticks needed)
scissors
secateurs for the branches
pen and paper
protractor (what a word)

Optional for decoration:
glitter
gold/silver spray paint
pearl-garland and a candle

Step 2: Measuring

Picture of measuring
take your paper and pencil
and draw with help of the protractor 4 lines that cross each other in an 45° angle (see the picture)

now you can draw 2 (outer and inner) circles from the middle as big as you want your wreath.
Draw a octagon ( simply draw lines from the points where the lines cross your circles)
measure the lenght of  the lines -hard to explain in english but you'll figure it out i'm sure!

Know you know how long you have to cut your branches .

In my case it was an outer diameter of 30cm (11,8 inches) and the length of the line were about 11,5cm (4,5inches)
the inner length was 7cm (2,76 inches).
capricorn2 years ago
Sweeeeeeet :) thank you for sharing, this is absolutely lovely :)
ChrysN2 years ago
Gorgeous wreath!
Mimikry (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
thank you :)
today i went out for one more moss-and cone raid!
a whole bucket waits to be wreathed :)
sunshiine2 years ago
Very pretty wreath! It welcomes the holidays! thanks for sharing!
Sunshiine
Mimikry (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
thank you :)
I'm in desperate need for snow and christmas feeling (okay maybe a little early, but it's dark out there :) )
that's why I came up with it.
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