06/12/2013 at 12:34
Sorry to see Rachel using wire frames and sphagnum moss as a base for her wreath.
It's easy to make a basic wreath just from recently-cut ivy, wound around itself into a circle. Start with a piece at least 4 feet long, overlap the ends to make a ring about 1 foot in diameter and twine them around the ring. Then gently wind another length around it and so on, tucking the ends into the existing wreath and trying not to trap leaves under the twined stems. About 10 layers will make a stable ring which can be decorated with other greenery, ribbons and/or spare Christmas tree decorations.
The leaves will stay fresh all through the festive season but dry out eventually, so the leafless wreath can be reused in future years as a base for other evergreens.