Step two of making your own wreath; today or tomorrow cut some branches, twigs or vines. About this much ...
hand formed wreath
If you're making a wreath in small steps, and you're finished the first task of gathering greenery you can start task 2.
Making a Wreath - Task 2
You're hunting and gathering again. This time for bendable branches or vines to make a wreath form.
You can use a vine wreath form you already own if you want or buy one.
The Vine Wreath Form
The photo above shows a wreath I made out of honeysuckle vine.
You don't *have* to use grapevine to make a "grapevine wreath". Any bendable branches will work.
After browsing my garden and getting discouraged I finally remembered my honeysuckle vines and started hacking.
In the next 2 days gather some bendable branches or vines.
Bend the branches into a circle. The more greenery you gathered, the larger your vine wreath can be.
Wire the branches together with twine or paper covered wire as you go until you have a nice solid form.
For the next small step you'll need 3-5 limes.
Over the next couple of days go out and clip whatever bendable branches or vines you can find and hand form them into a wreath.
- You can use a square box to make a circular wreath. (see video above)
- If the branches are hard to bend, soak them in a bucket of water overnight.
- If the branches are green and soft you can leave the wreath in the bottom of the box for a couple of days. It will harden a little and you can pull it out to wire it together.
- Smaller boxes will make smaller wreaths. You could even make teeny tiny wreaths in teeny tiny boxes.
- You want a nice solid wreath. It shouldn't feel flimsy.
That's your homework. Make a vine wreath. In a few days, I'll post again and you'll get your next small step.
My parting words are ... poison ivy is a vine. So if you don't know what the vine is, don't wrap your hands around it and start pulling it towards you.