Visit your local arts and crafts store to find grapevine wreath forms or the lighter-colored rattan wreath forms (pictured). I bought mine at a local dollar store, along with the faux leaves, crows and other fall decorations. Buy early, when the decorations and supplies first appear on shelves. These supplies were bought in early September, and when I returned to the store later that month to pick up a few more bunches of fall leaves -- they had been replaced by Christmas decor.
Back to the wreath form. While wire forms are the most versatile and sturdy for wreaths that will be adorned with heavy fruits, vegetables and evergreen boughs, the grapevine and twisted rattan forms work well with lighter foliage, like fall leaves or any silk or faux flowers, leaves or grasses. Florist's or floral wire wrapped around the stems can be easily looped through the branches.
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