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Make this decorative door wreath from natural twigs and decorate with dried leaves painted silver and gold.
Hang it on the front door, or lay it flat on a table and fill the centre with candles for a striking table decoration.

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© 2020 Annie Rigg / Ryland Peters & Small · Reproduced with permission. · Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake by Annie Rigg & Catherine Woram is published by Ryland Peters & Small at £14.99 and is available from all good bookshops. All photography is © Ryland Peters & Small.
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  • How to make a branch & twig wreath. Twiggy Wreath - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tie on Twigs
    Carefully bend the twigs in place around the wire ring and use short lengths of string to tie them
    in place. Continue until the wire ring is completely covered with and concealed by the twigs. Trim any very long twigs with scissors.

  • How to make a branch & twig wreath. Twiggy Wreath - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint Leaves
    Lay the dried leaves facing upwards on a large piece of paper and paint each one with gold or silver paint. Let them dry thoroughly and apply a further coat to each leaf if better coverage is required.

  • How to make a branch & twig wreath. Twiggy Wreath - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue on Leaves
    Apply three or four dabs of glue to the back of a leaf and stick it to the twigs. Continue to glue on the leaves, placing them at regular intervals and alternating between silver and gold, until the wreath is covered with a layer of painted leaves.

  • How to make a branch & twig wreath. Twiggy Wreath - Step 4
    Step 4

    Finish Off
    Tie the length of gold ribbon
    at the top of the wreath and make a bow. Trim the ends of the ribbon on the diagonal to prevent them from fraying.

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