Here's a quick tutorial on making these. They come together pretty quick, but if your vine is prickly WEAR GLOVES! This vine was fine without gloves, but to be safe and splinter free put on the work gloves.
I like how versatile it is to decorate with these. I just put them on a candle holder or large vase. They just bring nature to a scene and complement the design.
The first step is to SOAK. I let them bath in the water for about an hour. Don't worry, the water maybe swamp like looking, but there weren't any bad odors.
After soaking it pull some of the branches apart. This part is probably the longest step and the most annoying, but this depends on how spindly your branches are.
Next wrap a branch around your finger, like making a yarn ball. First you twirl it around two fingers.
Then take another branch and twirl it around the the circle of branches. Keep adding branches and you will see the ball start to form.
Like this...just keep adding more branches to the ball, and it will get bigger and bigger just like a ball of string.