This wreath is perfect on the tree, but it looks so gorgeous hanging in the sunlight, so I have mine hanging in the window.
Perfect extra gift to add on top of a gift!
- Red crow beads from Happy Mango Beads*
- Green crow beads from Happy Mango Beads*
- 16 Gauge wire
- 20 gauge wire
- The raffia that the crow beads come strung on.
- A can
- Wire cutters
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Another pair of pliers, I used bent nose pliers
*You could use any color that you like for the wreath!
For these ornaments, feel free to use the artistic wire you find in craft wire, silver plated copper, copper or any other wire since you won’t be wearing the ornament.
Start to wrap it around the wraps from the loop and then once around the wire of the circle.
A note on wrapping: There isn’t an exact science for doing this. I like to wrap in between each bead and then go back and wrap around the bead or 2 before the one I just added. You’ll get the hang of it and understand more as you make the wreath.
When you use up all your wrapping wire, securely attach the end to the base. Then cut another piece of 20 gauge wire to continue wrapping. Work the end in by wrapping it a couple beads in from where you started. Make sure the end isn’t poking out.
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