Yesterday I posted the first “re-use” idea for our old rundown artificial Christmas trees, a snowflake.
Here is the second idea, a square wreath:
I feel like the bow is a little small, but I just used some left over ribbon and that was all I had of it.
Take 4 branches and set them out end to tip in the form of a square
You will make 2 squares, so you need 8 same length branches.
I set the two squares up by laying the branches in opposite directions,
one started with the end and attached to the next tip,
while the other started with a tip and attached to the end. (does that make sense?)
Wrap any uncovered portion of wire with a branch.
Use the extra bit of branch from wrapping to secure to the tip of the next piece.
Repeat for each corner. Use an extra little branch or two if necessary to make it strong.
Now it will sort of resemble a square.
Repeat with other four branches.
Wrap one of the squares with lights if desired.
Stack lighted wreath on top of unlit wreath.
Twist a bottom and top branch together tightly in the corners to secure the two wreaths together.
Then again in the center if it is loose. Until it feels secure.
Now you have a rather shaggy square.
The branches were a little too long, so I folded them in half and shaped it.
Here you can see what a difference it made to fold the branches.
Now you add any ornaments misc, that you like.
I ran to the dollar store and bought a few little things.
It cost $4.00 total, or you could just use what you have!