Is it just me or are gold sunbursts and twig wreaths one of the IT things right now? Well count me in with my handmade gold sunburst twig wreath. It’s perfect for any season as-is or can easily be jazzed-up with faux berries, ribbon, birds, butterflies, leaves, flowers, pine sprigs…the list of add-ons is endless.
- Oak twigs (I specify oak for this wreath because oak wood stays slightly flexible as it ages. Other wood may become too brittle and break easily. Also oak twigs tend to be more consistent in length and straightness. And you can find about a million under an oak tree in the fall.)
- 2 metal hoops (A tomato cage works great for this.)
- artificial sinew (The artificial sinew is sticky and slightly flexible making it very easy to work with for this twig wreath craft. I used about 1 roll/20 yards.)
- primer spray paint (Krylon spray paint is always a good choice.)
- metallic spray paint (I used Krylon Metallic Brass)
How to make this Gold Sunburst Twig Wreath
Find an oak tree and gather a grocery bag full of fallen oak twigs. The best time to find oak twigs is in the fall when many twigs will have fallen to the ground. Fall is also a great time to gather acorns for other fall craft projects.
Pick out four straight twigs with similar length. These twigs should at least reach between the two metal hoops. With artificial sinew, tie the twigs to the hoops on four sides.
These ties won’t need be permanent but are an easy way to hold everything together as you make the sunburst wreath.
Lay another twig next to one of the twigs tied on. Beginning on the center ring, start weaving the sinew right off the roll around the twigs.
Here’s a short video to show how to weave the sunburst twig wreath.
Repeat the same weaving method on the outside hoop for the wreath.
This sunburst twig wreath looks really good with the natural color of the wood and could easily be kept at this look. I love working with this artificial sinew.
This is the back of the weaved sunburst wreath. The wreath could even hang on the front-door backwards. It’s really starting to take shape.
Time to prime! I often skip this step and never should. Priming the surface before painting helps the paint stick and will last longer. Use white primer paint meant for wood projects. Prime the front and back sides of the wreath. Allow to dry between coats, repeat with a second coat if needed.
Allow the primer paint to dry overnight.
With a metallic paint, spray a thin coat of paint on both sides of the wreath.
Repeat with a second coat of the gold paint. Allow to dry. Fill in any missed spots with more spray paint as needed.
This Krylon metallic brass spray paint coats really well on the twigs of the wreath.
The metallic and shiny surface reflects the sunshine just right.
This gold sunburst twig wreath turned out perfect. It is about three feet tall by two feet wide.
This front door wreath is perfect for any season. I think I will add some red berries for the Christmas season!
Try this Gold Sunburst Twig Wreath tutorial and show off how it turned out in the comments below.