First thing I did was sew the ends together. Nothing fancy I just overlapped them and wove the needle up and down across the ends. Knowing this part would mostly be covered with a bow I knew I didn't need to Kitchener it.
I had the wreath siting on my dresser braided for about a month. What I noticed was the braiding had time to relax and not look so tightly pulled as my first one. I liked the look of this better.
Also having hung around on my dresser the bow was misplaced. So, I quickly knitted another. I didn't know what length it should be so I knitted until I could tie a nice bow with a little hanging. Then I cast off. Steamed it flat and tied it up. I really love the look of the tuck stitch for the bow. I used punch card number 3 on my Studio MOD. 700 standard machine.
My next trial will be to find some way suitable to back this wreath. I tried a wire wreath frame for the first one and it didn't work out too well. This time I tried using a wooden embroidery hoop. It was cheap and easy to find the right size. What I don't like though is seeing the wooden hoop from the side. I had it hanging in my entry way last night and I didn't like that the first thing I saw was the wooded hoop.
So, I moved it to my kitchen where I don't see the hoop as much.
Just my darling little wreath.