Interesting elements seem to catch my attention and sometimes I feel forced to stop what I’m doing and just have some fun.
This happened a few days ago when I was cleaning up wire bundles and noticed several strands of unbarbed wire lying on the ground.
I decided our entry gate needed a festive Christmas wreath. The sun was shining, country music was playing and I simply just wanted to have some fun.
Get Started with Wire
There was probably about nine strands of wire that were anywhere from 5 to 10 ft. long. I started with the long strands to form a nice circular motion.
For this project you will need heavy duty unbarbed wire, wire cutters, strong needle nose pliers and small gauge wire.
The small wire is used to hold the wreath shape in the beginning stages of the shaping process.
There is really no technique; the goal is to make a solid base by securing with smaller gauge wire. Once the wreath is tight you may want to add some twists and turns.
Before I knew it all the wire was in place and natural elements were ready to be incorporated.
Adding Pine and Ribbon
I had a chicken helper for this part, it never fails they love to take a moment to say hello when I’m outdoors.
The pine came from a tree in our yard, I removed a few branches with cones still attached. Placing the pine was fun because I just weaved the branches through the wire.
The ribbon was something I had left over from last season and it was in 4 different strips. I attached it the same as the pine weaving it through the wire making sure it was secure so it wouldn’t fly away.
This was a fun project all you really need is a strong hand because this wire is bulky. When Christmas is over I plan to remove the ribbon and pine and dress it up for spring.
This wire base makes a great country wreath but I also think it would be pretty fun in the suburbs. Doing something different than the neighbors is always fun and brings some uniqueness to your space.