DIY: Birch Twig Heart Wreath

With the Mother´s day around the corner, I´m here with the simple tutorial on how to make a decorative birch twig heart wreath that can be an unordinary gift to your beloved person.

Materials

  • Birch twigs
  • Decorative flowers
  • Hot glue gun & sticks
  • Thread, Colorful jute twine
  • Decorative beads

Well, before moving to directions, I´d like to share the story about glue sticks (has anyone told you a story about glue stick before? No? My pleasure to be the first one :)). I usually buy them during our visits to the Czech Republic. The reason is obvious: they are much cheaper than here in Switzerland. So when I wanted to create the wreath, I couldn´t find the sticks that I´d bought recently during our Easter visit in the CzechRepublic anywhere (that´s why you can´t see them on the picture above). I searched everything (at least I thought so). My boxes with crafts supplies and seasonal decorations (don´t raise your eyebrows, the plural is correct here – I really have 3 big IKEA boxes full of crafts supplies and decorations). I felt desperate. Almost as desperate as my favorite blogger Amber felt when she lost her memory card (ok, her loss was more important, I admit it, but we all have some things that matter most to us at certain times).

To make the long story short: I´ve finally found them. I went to the basement cellar and searched all suitcases we use for traveling if they weren´t in any of the side pockets. What do you think? They were there! I do not have to describe how relieved I was. I was almost ready to set out on the long walk to the hobby market nearly two miles away in the bad weather that had been going on for a couple of days (and when I say bad, I mean really bad). Which I really didn´t want.

Directions

Step 1

Make a birch twig base – take a bunch of twigs and try to wrap them into the shape of a heart. I don´t know why, but this time was working with birch twigs more tricky than last time when I was making an Easter Bunny Wreath. I wasn´t able to keep the twigs twisted and I couldn´t bend them in the shape of a heart. So I had to use thread to bind them together.

Step 2

I used a colorful jute twine to bind the twigs together to make the desired heart shape.

Step 3

I had separated the blossoms from their green “stems” and glued them using a hot glue gun to the wreath.

Step 4

It’s up to you if and how you decide to decorate your heart wreath. I wrapped a colored ribbon around the part of it. Then I glued some decorative beads (when I have them, so why not use them? :))

I think that despite the initial difficulties, the wreath is quite nice, what do you think. To hang it, you can either use a colored ribbon that you attach to the back of the wreath. Or simply twist the twigs through the nail on the wall.

How do you plan to celebrate Mother´s day this year?

An easy tutorial on how to make a birch twig heart wreath

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  • Heart wreath are always welcoming and using the birch is a personal favorite of mine.

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    • Since we have a big birch in our local children´s playground, I think it hasn´t been the last time I´d used it 😀

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  • This is absolutely adorable. My hubby makes me natural wreaths out of vines but he’s never made me a heart. I know what our next project is because this is just too pretty!

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    • Oh Leslie, that´s so lovely of him! I can´t imagine my husband making a wreath for me! But on the other hand, he bought me chocolate croissants yesterday, so that counts too, right? 😉

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  • I love your wreath; I do not have a Birch tree anywhere in sight, I think I’ll try using some sticks from our Pecan trees, they fall easily in the wind. I am visiting you from Blogging with Heart

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    • Wow, Jennifer, I´ve never seen a Pecan tree in real – they don´t grow here. Another option is to try the wreath from the grape twigs. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • I love this! Cute spring wreath and seems totally easy to make!

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  • I love this! It is so beautiful!

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