Pretty Wire Trees

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DIY Wire Trees

DIY Wire Tree Decorations

Bring nature indoors as the weather cools down with this fun project! Kids and adults can enjoy creating these gorgeous trees to top boxes, add to a terrarium, or decorate a bookshelf. Use up old beads and buttons, or create a unique memento with collected shells or rocks. The possibilities are endless and the result is stunning.

DIY Wire Tree with Moss

What You Need:

  • Wire (we used 20 gauge wire cut into 18 inch pieces)
  • Pliers
  • Wire Cutter
  • Tacky Glue
  • Small Embellishments (beads, tiny buttons, little rocks, we even used moss)

How to Make It:

Make Loop


First, make a small loop in the center of your wire by crossing the two ends. Then, twist the wire together with your pliers a few times.

Second Loop

Twist Second Branch

Make a loop with one side of your wire about 1/2 – 1 inch long, and twist to form a smaller loop, as seen above.

Twist Down

Twist your wires together.

Third Branch Twist

Take the longer side of wire and repeat, creating a third “branch”. Twist your two wire ends together again. Continue this pattern until you have 5 “branches”. Set aside. Repeat until you have 5 wires.

Twist Branches Together

Twist Trunk

Twist your pieces together one at a time starting at the base of your lowest branch and leaving about 2 inches of wire that are not twisted at the bottom.

Make Roots

Twist the ends of your wire in bunches of 3 until there is about 1/2 inch of wire that is not twisted and kink the ends to form roots.

Fan Branches

Fan out your roots so that they form a nice base and then lower the branches. Fan them out evenly and make sure all loops are parallel with your table.

Glue Beads

Put a dollop of glue around each loop and add on your beads or embellishments. Repeat with all of the loops and let dry. (Note: this part can get a little messy. it’s okay if some of the glue falls through the loops and your embellishments can slide off)

Wire Button Tree

Once everything is dry, bend all of your branches to get your desired look. Glue the finished product to a flat stone, a box, a seashell, or simply place somewhere to admire.

Wire Tree With Beads


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2 thoughts on “Pretty Wire Trees

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  2. Gramma Rene

    Love to do crafts. would like to socialize with any and all who also enjoy crafting. I teach at a Senior Center craft class every Wed. morning. We have fun and craft some also.

  3. Kathy Rose

    Oh , I want to do all of the crafts that I have seen today on your site! I love crafting new and different things. My senior building has a crafting group of ladies that do a variety of crafts every Thursday morning. Most are knitting,embroidery, etc. but one other lady and me, like other things! I do iris cards, paper mache , and small wooden fairy houses that I embellish. Now I see today the wire trees, the tissue embellishments, oh my!

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