- 20lb fishing line (I recommend that everyone have some of this... for crafters, it really lasts forever and I use it all the time!)
- Floral wire (or any wire you have lying around)
- Needle nose pliers
- Boughs off an evergreen tree
- Decorations such as pine cones, holly branches, acorns, etc.
- A wreath form (optional, I didn't use one for this wreath)
3. Form your wreath in to a circle by taking the larger branches and putting them together in a round. Make sure that each point where you are tying the branches together is secure so when you lift the wreath, the branch doesn't slip out of the wire.
4. Flip the wreath over to secure the rest of the smaller twigs to the basic form you have made with the larger branches. You can use wire for the larger ones, and then the fishing line for the smaller. Tuck the stray twigs in and tie as many as you can to the center tightly.
5. Add smaller branches to the wreath in the places where the wreath looks bare. Tie them securely to the main form. Tuck in any stray twigs and tie with the fishing line. I like my wreaths to be very lush and full looking, so I add many smaller branches at this stage to fill in the gaps.
6. Flip over and decorate by tying the natural items to the wreath with the fishing line.
7. If you wreath doesn't hang in a circle, you can put two cross supports of wire through the center of the wreath to keep it in form. (This is where I thought that the wreath form would have been a good idea, but it looks beautiful without the form, and this way, it was free!)