I made a version of this wreath last year with red and white straws, and I loved it so much that it stayed up well past Christmas. Using dark gray and white or Kikkerland's new beautiful birch print straws make the look more neutral and sophisticated. To make this, all you need is a flat craft ring (this one is 10"), a box of 144 straws and hot glue. Begin by gluing down straws at the 12-3-6-9 position and subdivide until full filled. Clip 2" on an angle from every other straw to create texture.