For the last few years I’ve made a Christmas wreath for the front door. I’ve used the same base which is made of twigs, and the greenery comes from the garden. We’re lucky enough to have a variegated holly bush in the garden. There weren’t many berries on it this year, but the green and gold look lovely. I picked up few decorations being sold off cheaply in the local florists, and here is this year’s effort…
Now the play room is looking a bit better, I decided to decorate the mantel piece. I looked up how to make a garland on the internet and throught it would be easy…it took me quite a bit longer than I thought and I now have very prickled hands.
I bought some cord from a builders’ merchants for a couple of pounds and wired on some holly, ivy and some of the gold baubles I had left over from the wreath – 50p for 10 balls wasn’t bad! I might add some tinsel, but I didn’t want it to look overwhelming, I was trying for a natural look. I tried to follow some of the rules such as odd numbers. Here is the result….
What decorations have you been making?
Until next time, Tawney x