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How to Make DIY Twig Letters

I will show you how to make twig letters that make an adorable decorative accessory.

Yesterday we were finally blessed with a stunningly clear, sunny, and beautiful fall day.

After a record amount of rainfall in the past month it was such a nice treat.

It reminded me of all the things that I love about Fall.

And taking family walks through the forest around our house is one of the things I love to do in the Fall.

My youngest son and I recently collected some twigs on a nature walk around the neighbourhood forest area…

Perfect for this quick and easy DIY project.

Today I can’t wait to show you how to make your these easy DIY Twig Letters for yourself.

And I think that miniature versions of these would be adorable as place cards on your Thanksgiving table.

The letter A made out of twigs, leaning agains the wall.

 

For the base of this I started with a white wooden letter that I had picked up at Michael’s Craft store…


A wooden A.
As I mentioned, my youngest son and I went on a little adventure in the forest area around our house and cut and collected twigs. He was pretty excited about using the garden clippers.

After we cut and collected all the woodland twigs, I brought my wooden letter into the garage to help me cut the twigs down to size so that they would cover the letter. I placed them loosely on the letter as I went so as to make sure that I had enough for good coverage, overlapping them in some spots.

The twigs laid out to form an A.

Then I moved the whole production inside to a much warmer work area in my craft room and then used my hot glue gun to attach them to the wooden letter.

Gluing the twigs onto the A wooden board with a hot glue gun.

 

Putting the pieces of the twigs on the wooden A.

It didn’t take very long…and once it was all glued with some overlapping twigs, you really don’t notice the white letter underneath. It seems perfect for Fall. I love how the rustic look against our late fall Mantel – I will be back tomorrow to show you some more of that.

The twig A leaning against the wall with a white pitcher beside it filled with branches of berries.

Red and yellow berries on branches inside a pitcher beside the A.

Want to remember this?

How to make DIY twig letters graphic.

 

This month I have partnered up with some amazingly talented fellow bloggers for the ONE ITEM CHALLENGE.

For the next three Wednesdays we are each going to tackle the same Craft Item, and this  week’s challenge was “TWIGS”, and here is what my fellow blog friends came up with:

6 inspiring twig projects poster.

Driftwood Deer Head Taxidermy by Craftberry Bush

Woodland Wreath by Satori Design for Living

DIY Twig Monogram by The Happy Housie

Twig Christmas Tree Art by AKA Design

Snowy Twig Ornament by Fynes Designs

Twig Heart Art by So Much Better With Age

Fun challenge, right?!? You can see the rest of my projects as well…

 Week One Item: TWIGS (you are here!)

Week Two Item: Fabric (check out my project here!)

Week Three Item: Wallpaper (check out my project here!)

 

 

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52 Comments

  1. It is a craft that will get the kids out of the house and participate in. What an awesome idea your “ONE THING” project is too. If you ever love want to expand, I would love to join!

  2. Love this twig monogram project. I have collected many twigs also from nature walks with grandkids. Look forward to trying it. Thanks for the information.

    1. Hi Bettyann,
      It was a fun project, and a great way to add some natural texture into our home! Perfect project to do with children:) Enjoy!

    1. Hi Emily! You might be able to if you use a letter A template (on paper or cardboard or something) and then glue the sticks to each other (above and below). Give it a go! Good luck with your project.

      1. I actually used white foam core for the back since I wanted to see if I could do the entire thing for nothing, just materials I foraged in the yard and in the garage. I used a yardstick to make sure the letter was straight and then used an exacto knife to cut it out. I don’t like the idea of the white showing through, so I am debating whether to glue a medium brown fabric from an old pillowcase over the foam core first. This is a great project. I am also glueing some juniper prunings with the berries on the springs, so hopefully as they dry, the berries will not fall off. Dried roses, especially red, are also in my mix, they are a deep deep red/purple/black on their long stem.

  3. Hi!! Love this. Could you tell me about those orange berries? Are they real or did you get in floral dept at craftstore. Thanks!!

  4. I LOVE how simple yet adorable this project is! It is a craft that will get the kids out of the house and participate in. What an awesome idea your “ONE THING” project is too. If you ever love want to expand, I would love to join!

    1. Oh, and the ONE THING challenge is over now- we just did it last fall for four weeks!! Thanks for your interest:)

  5. I LOVE this craft. I am going to take a walk with my family and do the same thing (except with an “M”. This looks great for fall, but I could see how it would fit with my decor almost all year long. You had a very clever, creative idea for the challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do next!
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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