What do you do when you have a bunch of branches from tree trimming?
You make wreaths!
Just lately my husband decided that one of our trees needed to get trimmed. If you have ever done it in the past, you will know that it isn’t that hard of a job. It can be a bit messy, and then having to do something with the branches that were cut is an obstacle. We don’t really have to worry about getting rid of them, any extra wood/branches that we have get nicely bound and are used for kindling in our fireplace all winter long.
My husband does tend to get worried when I get that twinkle in my eye…
he knows I am up to something…
For weeks prior to that I was thinking that making a wreath would be a fun idea and blog post. It was pure serendipity that we trimmed around that same time.
So, idea in mind and branches to work with I set off trying to make a couple wreaths to use for our fall decorating.
I will admit that I waited just a tad too long in between the branches being cut and making the wreaths. I figure if I make any more wreaths, I will make them the day that we trim. Then the wood won’t have any time to dry out. As it was, it wasn’t too bad.
To start I organized the branches so that they laid in a pile about 10-12 feet long, making sure to space the shorter branches evenly with the longer ones. I then took hemp twine and bound them into one long bundle. After the pieces were secure, I started forming the wreath. Some of the longer branches didn’t bend well and, in the end, I decided that that would be a great place for a bow and flowers.
Here’s what they looked like after I added flowers and bows!
Hope you have a great day!