1. Soak the reeds in a roasting pan of warm water until they're flexible, about 15 minutes.

2. Dry the excess water from the reeds, and then bend them into a circle, overlapping the ends. Have a partner help you tie the reeds together with twine.

3. Tie tight double knots, and then cut off the extra twine. Let the reeds dry for about 15 minutes, and then tie the one end of the 5 foot ribbon around the wreath.

4. Wrap the ribbon loosely around the wreath. Leave gaps so that the reeds show through. Cut the flower stems to three inches. Weave the flowers into the wreath or tie them on with ribbon. Add ribbon bows and you're finished!


Bundle of reeds, 1 inch thick and 2 feet long. Roasting pan Paper towels Twine Scissors Piece of ribbon 5 feet long Dried flowers Extra ribbon for bows


This is a good summer project. It makes beautiful wreaths and great gifts! And here's some advice: even if you don't succeed the first time, keep trying and you'll get it.
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