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For this tutorial you are going to need:
- 1 box wire wreath
- pipe cleaners
You can find both at your local crafting store. If is up to you which color of pipe-cleaners you want to use. You never go wrong with a color that matches your deco mesh though!
For this tutorial we used a 12 inches box wire wreath and 10 pipe-cleaners. You can choose a bigger form if you want, but don't forget that you will then need more pipe-cleaners as well!
In this picture you can see a work wreath with gold pencil twists (left) and a regular box wire wreath (right).
You are going to need a 12 inches box wire wreath form as well as 10 pipe-cleaners.
We will start with the outer ring by placing a pipe-cleaner under the two outer wires right at the crossbar.
Bring the two ends of the pipe-cleaner together.
Tie the two ends of the pipe-cleaner up very tightly! The tighter you tie them up, the less likely they are to slide on the wreath later.
Take a look at this picture. We tied them so tight that the wire started to bend a little bit! (Yes, that's how thight it should be!)
Finish the outer ring by using 5 pipe-cleaners at each one of the 5 crossbars.
Now we start with the inner ring by doing exactly as we did with the outer ring. Place the pipe-cleaners right in the center between the two pipe-cleaners on the outside by using the 2 inner wires.
Tie it up tightly!
This is what the finished self-made work wreath should look like!
We decided to use a brown mesh with copper tinsel, fall leaves and a big artificial pumpkin! What are you going to use for your work wreath?