I knew I had lots of coffee sacks. (Thanks Paul from Bohemian Coffee Roasters) A request for the necessary "Box frame" to just three of my flower growing/wreath making friends yielded not one but TWO of the frames I needed. (Thanks Betsy Steen and Leslie Anderson).
I added some wire to make the openings smaller.
Then stripped the coffee sacks and started loopin' and pokin' it in and around. MaryJane's Magazine people had offered very little in the way of instructions so I made it up.
I thought it needed a bow, but I wanted to keep the "look" rustic and funky.
A walk with my dog through the craft supplies store known as East Bowdoinham farmland yielded what I wanted...
It was just pliable enough to bend with a gloved hand. FYI, my tetanus shot is up to date.
What's a wreath without berries? Hooray for the button collection I found at the B.of O. Hot glue and wire turned them into berries. ( I lost patience after just a few. See urgency noted above)