How to make it:
First, take a long, fresh vine and form a circle
in the diameter you want the wreath to be. Most likely, you will have excess
vine; wind this excess vine around the vine circle you just formed. When the
vine is to the end, tuck that end firmly inside a space between two wound vines;
on the first round, there might not be two wound vines to tuck the end into, so
just hold the end
of the vine until it is wrapped in with the second vine. Now take another vine,
insert the beginning end between two wound vines and begin the winding and
ending process all over again. Keep doing this until you have a wreath in the
thickness you desire. Keep in mind that the wreath will shrink quite a bit as it
dries, so you will want to make it thicker than your desired thickness.
When you have finished assembling your wreath,
you can lay it in the sun to dry for a couple weeks, or bring it in the house
and hang it to dry. If you hang it to dry, you may want to change its
position every couple of days so the shape will remain circular.
These wreaths make great gifts to give to friends
and family as-is or fixed up with dried flowers, herbs and ribbons. To attach
anything to your wreath, hot-glueing is the easiest method, but wiring things on
with florist wire is another method. They are also great to hang on the
front door or on your walls as decorations.