Starburst Twig Wreath

If you’ve read this blog more than just once you probably know I have a bit of a thing for using natural elements to decorate my home, and for a budget-savvy gal like me, there’s no better way of introducing this textural earthiness to a space than via a great-outdoors scavenger hunt. So, until money grows on trees, I’m taking my free share of what already does…twigs that is.

This starburst inspired wreath was basically free and super-duper fast and easy to make.

Fortunately for me, where I live there’s no shortage of sticks just lying around…

…and after collecting my pile – with a bit of help (or hindrance, more like)…

…I broke them down into similar sized lengths.

I then cut a disk from an old cereal box to create my base. I figured the twigs wouldn’t completely cover and hide it so I wrapped it in twine which gives it extra rigidity as well as a nice, rustic look.

Using a hot glue gun, I worked in sections to attach my sticks to the twine covered disk, building them up where necessary to create a pleasing wreath shape.

To finish, I simply tied a length of twine around the central disk to create a hanging loop.

I like to use decorative upholstery tacks to hang stuff like this.

My little wreath is a bit random and unstructured, and whilst not for everyone, I like the rustic appeal of it. The great thing about a project like this is you can make it as neat or as messy, big or small, bulky or sparse as you like!

 

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127 Comments
  1. Cheryl says:

    You have some serious creativity going on. That wreath looks great. Love your little joke about money growing on trees. Too funny.

  2. Boston Bee says:

    What a GREAT, SUPER idea! I love it and am going to steal it, if that’s okay! Not yours, I mean the idea, lol! ;)Alyssa BB

  3. Kerry says:

    I really like that Kris. It’d be a great Christmas wreath alternative I think.

  4. I love the rustic simplicity of it! What a great frugal and beautiful idea. I may “borrow” your idea myself :)

  5. Totally loving it and….totally copying it! Awesome idea, perfect for fall!

  6. love this! I am adding this to my to-do list!!

  7. Lindsay says:

    This is so beautiful & clever! Love it. And love using natural elements in interior design too! :)

  8. Katie says:

    Kristine that is such a great idea and it’s something I would love to try soon. You really have a wonderful eye for finding unique pieces or elements in nature and making them work in their home!

  9. Hello there! I am awarding you “The Domestically Gifted Blog Award”. Your diy pieces are an inspiration! I can’t wait to get started on one.

  10. Jen says:

    Oh I love this!!!
    I’m copying this idea…I live in the woods so I’m sure I can round out some twigs!!!

  11. I think it looks very cool! And you can’t beat free.

  12. Melissa says:

    I love this! It turned out so nice, and it is simple! This is going in my things to do file!

  13. Courtney says:

    I love this idea!!! I am SO going to copy you! (best form of flattery, right?) :)

  14. Love it! You always have the best ideas!!!

    Rondell

  15. Hmm..copying this tomorrow when my babies all head to school. Time for some serious creating to happen again! Thanks as always for the amazing inspiration!

  16. i don’t do crafts and i usually don’t do wreaths (store bought, of course) but this, I LOVE.
    It has a very graphic look. Kudos!

  17. Angela says:

    Wonderful!!

  18. Ooo, I love the way that looks! I might just have to try that myself!

  19. Rhiha says:

    beautiful :)

  20. Kristine, that is so perfect for fall! (Did I just say that?! It’s still so summery). I love it!
    Shannon
    http://www.akadesign.ca

  21. i LOVE this! love it! the shape, texture, everything! and i think it is perfect for fall, which is what we are headed into here in the US.

  22. Tanya says:

    Gorgeous!

  23. Very cool Kristine! The possibilites are endless! Great job!

  24. Mama Peck says:

    LOVE this!

  25. I love stopping by to visit you Kristine you always have something new and creative to share. I love the twig sunburst wreath. xx

  26. Sarah B says:

    This looks great, especially on the dark wall. I’ find it dificult attaching the sticks as no doubt my Molly would be interested in chomping them up :) What a cute little furry fellow in the pics!

  27. Jenny says:

    You have some great ideas Kristine. I love your wreath. I would also love it sprayed white in one of my rooms. I think it would give it a beachy feel. thanks for the great idea. ;-)

  28. The wreath is wonderful! I think I will do a smaller tabletop version and add a few seashells.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs, Sherry

  29. This is great…, I could do this with driftwood!

  30. So simple but with a huge impact! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  31. I have been inspired by your lovely blog all summer. In an effort to grow, I would be honored if you considered following my blog : )
    Laura
    http://www.HappyHomemakerUK.blogspot.com

  32. chair up says:

    You are a true creative artist Kristine! Love this idea. Do you lie awake at night dreaming up these projects?
    I just saw you featured on a blog (can’t remember which one now) showing off your cabinet makeover with the map-top.
    Angex

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  34. Tina says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Kristine, as if there would ever be any doubt otherwise! You are so creative, I love it!! Hope you are having a wonderful week. Hugs ~ Tina x

  35. Cornflake says:

    Oh I love it, so clever and it’s so wonderful incorporating nature in the home – after all it’s where most of us originally get our inspiration! :-)

    It’s easy and so effective, thanks for sharing!
    xx

  36. Amanda says:

    I’ve featured this wreath on Craft Gossip this morning, just LOVE it.
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/starburst-twig-wreath/

  37. This is amazing! I want one! I just can’t get over how cute twigs look. I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tomorrow. Grab mY “featured” button.

  38. I love this… I love that it’s natural and love the shape!

  39. Crafter1953 says:

    I love the twigs on your starburst. I think I will use your idea but use willow twigs. Thank You
    crafter1953

  40. CASABrasi says:

    So loving your creation! Might just steal this one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  41. Anna says:

    so cute! I’d love to make one for my front door, looks like a fun project to do with kiddos too! :0 Thanks for sharing…

  42. Love this! I’ve had some vague notions floating in my head about twig wreaths and yours nails it for me, gotta make this! I love the texture and the color. Wrapping the base with twine is an excellent idea, you clever woman.

  43. Ellie says:

    It’s so cool! Totally in my some-day file. Love it!

  44. LOVE the rustic simplicity! PERFECT for fall!

  45. Absolutely gorgeous! I will absolutely have to try this out one of these days!

  46. This is so simple and striking. Breathtaking, really.

  47. Jess says:

    This is officially going on my list of things to make. Yay for inexpensive decor!!

  48. Oh how simple and adorable! What a good way to use items you already had to make something chic.
    I may have to try this one this fall. Thanks for the tutorial!

  49. The Beams says:

    A really cool idea!!! It looks like a giant snowflake! I think I’ll try my hand at it and perhaps paint it silver or white and use it in the winter for Christmas/winter decor. Thanks for sharing! Sydnee

  50. Natalia says:

    I love this! So simple, with simple materials and methods, yet I haven’t seen this before. And I love this rustic look! Thanks for sharing!

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