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56 Rustic Twig Craft Ideas

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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Making crafts using twigs has to be one of the all-time best craft-making ideas. Twig crafts projects are very inexpensive to make, and there is usually a great supply of twigs available. With this idea in mind, I began a Google search to find as many twig craft projects I could find that had instructions included, with nice pictures of each project.

To find the instructions to make the Garden Witch shown above, go to thriftyfun.

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1. Sunshine Wreath

Who would believe that such an outstanding wreath could be homemade. Change the color of the flowers for the different seasons. Notice the little berry sprigs that really set this wreath off. Make this beautiful, unique twig wreath by going to the yellow mums site for the tutorial.

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2. Rustic Twig Leaf

When you make one of these rustic twig leaves, you'll have a beautiful decorator piece to add to your décor. Find the tutorial for making this twig leaf at The Kim Six Fix. Outstanding!

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3. Star Wreath

This has got to be one of the least expensive wreaths that you can make, but also one that really packs some pizzazz. I not only love this star because of it's simplicity, but it has that shabby chic style also. To make this twig star project, go to Jenna Burger for the tutorial.

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4. Twigs Garland

A really nice thing about twigs is that their use is appropriate all year long. This twig garland would look beautiful as a patio decoration and would enhance any theme that you choose. Go to FUNKY JUNK INTERIORS to see how to make this garland.

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5. Coat Rack

Find some sturdy branch twigs to make the hooks for this coat rack. You'll find the tutorial at Garden Therapy.

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6. Framed Twigs

Today's décor seems to be leaning toward nature subjects and objects, so this is a very current look. You can pay a lot to buy it or you can make it yourself. You'll find the instructions for this project at cleverly inspired.

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7. Twig Stemmed Flowers

Although the picture shows these cool flowers displayed in a canning jar, I think the bouquet would take on an elegant look by being displayed in a beautiful glass or metal vase. See how to make the flowers, on twig stems, at the Giant Dwarf site.

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8. Dutch End Table

Although this project is written in a foreign language, you'll easily understand the pictures. Notice that slices of wood make up the sides of the end table. Cool idea!! Go to the style files to see how easily this end table can be made.

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9. Spring Blossom Spray

This will certainly put you in the Spring mood. Make your own spring blossom sprays by following the easy directions on the lightly enchanted site.

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10. Bird House Ornament

Use this cute bird house as an ornament or as a picture frame. The kids can easily make this project by going to house wren studio for the instructions.

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11. Twig Chandelier

Wouldn't this be a cute idea for decorating the outdoor or patio area for a special occasion? Imagine them hanging by large white bows for an outdoor wedding. Go to Crafty Butt for the directions.

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12. Twig Encircled Mirror

This unique twig project, and it's instructions at CITIFIED COUNTRY GIRL, is an example of the shabby chic look that is so popular today.

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13. Easy DIY Twig Star

This star looks more difficult to make than it actually is. See how easy you can make one by following the pictured slide directions at Snapguide.

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14. Halloween Spider Web

This is exactly the type of spider web that I was hoping to find for outdoor Halloween decorating. See how you can make one too by going to the The Magic Onions site.

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15. Thankful Tree

I think this is a beautiful Thanksgiving decoration. You can make this thankful tree following the directions at the WOOD GRAIN COTTAGE. The little tags on the tree have words on them.

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16. Twig Candle Holder

Pretty and eye appealing, this simple twig candle holder, with instructions by Guide Patterns will be a favorite homemade craft.

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17. Twig and Scrap Ribbon Tree Ornament

This is one of the twig projects that have really caught my eye. I love making tree ornaments and this twig and ribbon tree one is easy and attractive.

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18. Starburst Twig Wreath

The starburst wreath is beautiful just the way it is, but I think you'll be able to think of little changes to make that will make your wreath unique. You'll find the directions at the painted hive.

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19. Twig Hearts

You'll find the tutorial to make twig hearts at the Ashbee Design site. A truly outstanding project.

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20. Twig Wreath With Burlap Roses

Such an attractive wreath and the burlap flowers add so much more to it. Bungalow is the name of the site where you'll find directions for making this beauty.

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21. Mini Reindeer

I've always thought that the large branch reindeer were nice, but I love these little fellas. Just the perfect size to use on a holiday table or center piece. Go to Bits & Pieces to see how to make them.

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22. Rustic Twig Star

Find out how to make these simple, rustic twig stars by going to the Little Shack on the Hill site for the directions.

23. Pinecone and Twigs Owl

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24. Star Burst Ornaments

You can easily make a whole tree full of these ornaments in one evening. Find the directions for this project at Serendipity refined.

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25. God's Eye

This is one of the oldies, but goodies, crafts. You make remember making this when you were a kid, but if you don't, make one with the kids today. Find out how to make it by going to The Magic Onions.

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26. Branch Ghoulies

This would be a great outdoor activity for the kids. One that they will have lots of fun doing. Find the instructions for making branch ghoulies at CHICKEN NUGGET LEMON TOOTY.

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27. Twig Mini Chairs

Since my little granddaughters and I are planning to make a fairy garden this Spring, I'm sure this is one of the items that we'll be making to include in our garden. To make these extra cute mini chairs, go to One Inch World for the tutorial.

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28. Rustic Snowflake Ornament

Snowflakes are always a great theme for winter decorating. Make rustic snowflake ornaments like this one shown by going to Yellow Bliss Road for the pictured instructions.

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29. Easter Cross Wreath

This is so beautiful! It'll be fun to make and display this outstanding wreath. Find the instructions at Woven Beautiful.

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30. Iced Branch Centerpiece

I've been searching to find out how to ice branches to use as tree with a Christmas village. This looks perfect. MAKE THEM Wonder shares the information on how to make them.

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31. Reindeer Head Wall Decor

Although the tutorial for this reindeer head wall decor is written in a foreign language, press the translate button to understand the information.


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32. Easter Tree

The kids will love to help decorate an Easter tree. Go to Styled by Jess to see how to make the Easter tree.

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33. Twig Vase

This site, thriftyfun, not only gives instructions for making the vase, they also tell how to make the rustic flowers.

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34. Pergola Arbor Trellis

Now you can make your own arbor trellis by going to Better Homes and Gardens to find the instructions.

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35. Frosted Trees

These are so very nice. I'm sure I'll be making some of these trees. The directions can be found at the WOOD GRAIN COTTAGE.

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36. Twig Votive Holders

Now that using flameless candles has become the thing to do, making votive holders using twigs is not only economical, but also very safe. Find the instructions, for making twig votive holders like these, by going to the FREUTCAKE site. I love the gold twig holders and can imagine using them all year round.

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37. Twig Ball

I really love this twig ball as a unique decorating item. It's actually a lot easier to make than it appears. To make a twig ball like the one shown, follow the instructions given at designmegillah.

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38. Twig Gnomes

Consider spending an afternoon with the kids making twig gnomes for the garden or flower bed. You can make any sized gnome that you want, all you need is different sized twigs. Find the instructions for making twig gnomes at Twig and Toadstool.

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39. Twig Halloween Wreath

This project begins with a grapevine wreath and then you add the twigs and the Halloween embellishments. Use the instructions at Woman’sDay for the basic directions, and then make your own unique wreath.

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40. Bird's Nest With Egg

This alone would make a nice centerpiece, but it could also be incorporated in a Spring or Fall centerpiece. See how to make this twig nest by going to Crafting a Green World for the instructions.

41. Twigs Used to Make Fairy Garden

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42. Twig Christmas Tree Luminaries

Such beautiful trees made using clear plastic cups, twigs and a flameless candle. I suggest using a blow dryer to rid the finished project of the glue strings. Find the tutorial at Stow and Tell U.

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43. Deer Ornies

Whether you use these cute little reindeer as ornaments or as plant picks, they'll be a perfect Christmas decoration. Go to Happy Hooligans for the instructions.

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44. Twig Tree Art

I just love the looks of this twig tree. Make tiny ones for the Christmas tree or a larger one to hang on the wall. Find the tutorial at Elsewhere and Nowhere. Click on translate for the English version.

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45. Primitive Twig Wreath

I love the idea that I can make my own twig wreath using the tutorial at Rock River Stitches The perfect opportunity to get the perfect size and shape needed for a project.

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46. Valentine Twig Arrows

Make unique Valentine twig arrows to gift your significant other. Go to Home Work for the directions.

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47. Butterfly Magic

Children learn a love of Nature when they see what they can craft using her gifts. This twig butterfly is one example.


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48. Faux Cotton Boll Stems

You'll think of many ways to decorate using these faux cotton boll stems. I'm impressed with this project and will be making some of these.



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49. Twig American Flag

Making a twig flag for our patriotic holidays of the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day, and displaying it proudly, is the American way.



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50. Hanging Twig Hearts

Attaching these pretty twig hearts inside a picture frame would make a beautiful wall arrangement addition.


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51. Twig Monogram

What a terrific idea for a teenage boys room. And they can make a twig monogram letter themselves.


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52. Twig Garden Gnomes

Gnomes of all sorts are popular right now and these little twig gnomes will be a big hit too.


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53. Shadow Box Snow Scene

Isn't this shadow box snow scene beautiful? I love how twigs were used, and tell a story. Also the red truck adds to it's beauty.


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54. Colorful Twig Heart

This colorful twig heart can be made as large or as small as you choose and it will still be beautiful..


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55. Twig Tic-Tac-Toe Game

When you go camping and forget the rainy day games, make a twig tic-tac-toe game to entertain the kids. Let them help make the game also.


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56. Weaving With Twigs

Make an unique wall hanging using a twig weaving method. What a great Nature appreciation project.


© 2013 Loraine Brummer

Which of the Twig Crafts Did You Like? - or leave a comment

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on June 29, 2015:

Thanks, poetryman, for visiting this twigs crafts article. My favorite, at the moment, is the silver reindeer. I think they would be beautiful on a mantel or in a Christmas centerpiece.

poetryman6969 on June 26, 2015:

I rather like the twig stemmed flowers. Seems like a very good project to keep the kiddos stimulated.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 26, 2015:

My pleasure Lorraine. It brought back so many memories, since my mom used to own too. It sounds like a fun project to do with your grandkids. You're very welcome.

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on June 26, 2015:

Hi Kristen! You know, even though the God's eye craft has been around for years and years, I have never made it. I guess I'll have to do the project with my grandkids this summer. Thanks so much for your kind comment.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 26, 2015:

Great ideas! I remember the God's eye from camp. Voted up for awesome!