1. Look for different types of shrubs and greenery in your yard and pick out lovely green leaves with stems, small seasonal flowers and berries that may be growing.
2. Cut 4-6 inch long twigs (about 10 centimeters) that are abundant with leaves. Cut wildflowers and berry twigs also the same length and use these to decorate the greenery. Combine a few pieces of your cut greenery, berries and flowers in small groups and use some wire to hold them together. This will make covering the wreath much easier.
To Make a Wreath on a Metal Ring:
Attatch wire to your straw wreath form or the metal ring. When making a wreath with a wire ring, add the first group and wrap the wire around once to hold it in place. Then add the next group and continue until you reach the beginning again. The final group of greenery should cover the stems of the first group you placed on your wreath form.
To Make a Wreath on a Straw Wreath:
The illustrated tutorial below shows you how the basic steps are for covering a straw wreath. Though the wreath demonstrated uses Christmas greenery, the instructions stay the same.
In warmer parts of the country it may be necessary to spray the wreaths regularily with mists of water to keep them fresh a little longer. This is important, especially if you want to hang the wreath on the door for a few days.