Learn how to weave a red twig dogwood wreath in this video tutorial from Welcome to the Woods.
Hi there! I am so honored to be guest posting for Lisa while she is celebrating her newest baby’s arrival!
My name is Melissa Woods and I blog for the homemaker in you at Welcome to the Woods.
Over the last two years, Lisa and I have become blogging friends (although we have never met in real life!). I love Lisa’s simple farmhouse style and natural way of living, so I wanted to share a post today that went along those same lines. I have put together a red twig dogwood wreath tutorial I hope you will enjoy!
These beautiful branches are from a red trig dogwood shrub and I found them growing wild in a woods near my house in Minnesota. The plant grows in zones 2-8 so you probably have some growing in the wilderness near you! They turn a magnificent maroon when the weather gets colder and I thought they would make a wonderful wreath.
This video is a clip of me weaving these branches LIVE on Facebook. I demonstrate a lot of crafts LIVE on my Facebook page, so if you enjoy watching please go follow me!
I began weaving only a few days after clipping these branches so they were still malleable. If you are struggling to bend the branches, try soaking them in warm water in the bathtub first. This should help make them easier to work with!
The wreath is simple and just perfect for holiday decorating! I added a big white burlap bow and hung it on my bright turquoise front door. Have you ever woven a wreath from grapevines, willow branches, or something else? Did you learn anything in this red twig dogwood wreath tutorial? Leave a comment and let me know!
I also used a few red twig dogwood branches in this outdoor planter arrangement mixed with birch tree branches, cedar and cypress evergreen bows.
To see more of my holiday decorating, check out my blog! Thank you to Lisa for letting me post on her blog today, I hope you all enjoyed reading!