Cut bare bittersweet, grape, wisteria, even Virginia creeper. Wrap these generously around into a circle, weaving in and out to secure it. If necessary, stabilize it with wire or tan twine that doesn’t show.

Wire wreath frames can be purchased at nurseries for making wreaths using one’s own evergreens, for folks who have time to do such crafts. All kinds of foliage can be used from the classic small needle evergreens to large rhododendron or southern magnolia leaves, even dried flowers.

Lucky the foresighted few who saved their hydrangeas blossoms for holiday wreaths. When dry, the green, blue, pink or rose colored flower heads hold the color at which they were picked.

Credit: Mother’s Garden