Cover the Metal Wreath Ring by wrapping raffia around the entire frame. This process adds body to the frame making it easier to bind greens to it.
Lay first sprig down with greenery pointing up, and stems pointing down. Wrap wire around the stem and the frame to secure it.
Lay the next variety of greenery in the same direction (green up, stem down) and wrap wire around the stem and frame to secure it.
Continue with each of the varieties and then repeat the pattern around the whole wire frame.
Tuck extra pieces where there are holes or trim/pull out pieces that are too crowded. Use your judgement. Asymmetry can be interesting, too. So, don’t worry if there are some wild sticks or dramatic flourishes!
Enjoy your wreath for the whole season of winter!
When Spring comes, remove the greens for compost, and save your frame for next year or make a Spring wreath full of forsythia and redbud.
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.