you can find all materials in nature,
only the gluesticks and some optional decorations cost a few bugs.
Your not forced to do this as a wreath, you could use the same technique for a rectangular or maybe a star shaped centerpiece.
Hope you like it :)
Step 1: Materials
14 ft ( 4metres) of thin branches (diameter ca 0,5 inch and less) i chose willow because it growes back very quickly.
some small pinecones
moss (Cladonia rangiferina) dries very quickly, (if you can't find it there's some in your craft store :P)
Gluegun (3-4 sticks needed)
secateurs for the branches
pen and paper
protractor (what a word)
Optional for decoration:
gold/silver spray paint
pearl-garland and a candle
Step 2: Measuring
and draw with help of the protractor 4 lines that cross each other in an 45° angle (see the picture)
now you can draw 2 (outer and inner) circles from the middle as big as you want your wreath.
Draw a octagon ( simply draw lines from the points where the lines cross your circles)
measure the lenght of the lines -hard to explain in english but you'll figure it out i'm sure!
Know you know how long you have to cut your branches .
In my case it was an outer diameter of 30cm (11,8 inches) and the length of the line were about 11,5cm (4,5inches)
the inner length was 7cm (2,76 inches).