How to make a bird-friendly wreath

Country Gardens - - Weekend Gardener -


10-inch-di­am­e­ter straw wreath base Twigs

Dried seed heads

Fresh berries and flow­ers


Nee­dle-nose pli­ers

Florists pins

STEP 2 Push 6- to 8-inch branch tips into the outer cor­ners and sides of the wreath base. Place the twigs where they will ex­tend from the base and cre­ate perches for birds.

STEP 3 Cover one side of the tri­an­gle at a time with plant ma­te­ri­als, slid­ing stem ends into the straw base to an­chor and se­cure them. Needlenose pli­ers help insert stems.

STEP 1 Bend and press the straw wreath base into a shape that is more tri­an­gu­lar and less cir­cu­lar.

STEP 4 Use U-shape florists pins as needed to se­cure soft stems to the wreath base.

STEP 5 Add plant ma­te­ri­als to the other sides of the tri­an­gle to com­plete the wreath.

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