Frugal Christmas wreath

Hello Friends,

Last year I wrote about how I went to a wreath making workshop in our local pub.  This year, we held a craft night in my kitchen to make our own wreaths.

I had a rummage round in the loft and found a twiggy wreath base I bought  a few years ago.  All the yew, holly and ivy came from my garden.  We’re lucky to have a variegated holly in the garden, and ivy grows all over the place.


Two sorts of ivy are growing on this old apple tree stump

Two sorts of ivy are growing on this old apple tree stump

I found a scrap of red sparkly material in a bag at home, and one of my friends brought some old cinnamon sticks.  So here is the finished wreath, which didn’t cost me anything at all.

The finished wreath

The finished wreath

The best bit is that if anything drops off the wreath, I can just go and cut a bit extra from the garden and patch it up.

Have you made your own wreath this year?

Until next time, Tawney x


Frugal Christmas wreath — 3 Comments

  1. Hi Tawney, Thanks for taking time to visit my blog. I really appreciate your comment.

    One of my favourite parts of Christmas is using greens to decorate with and your wreath looks wonderful. And it’s homemade…the very best kind.

  2. Mine is looking fabulous – thanks to your variegated holly.

    I keep having to replenish bits but it is still going strong – I keep squirting it with water every other day to keep it looking fresh.