" Christmas Wreath"
Over the past 4 years I've enjoyed making my own Christmas front door decoration, which I'd love to share with you. I think the original idea came from the "Sunday Times" magazine! To begin, I made up a framework, with any greenish twigs, not too dry and brittle. I tied them all together with florists wire, then added some fir cones and a little bird in a nest from a local garden centre. This is the basic frame which can be used year after year. I pick fresh leaves and flowers from my garden every year to adorn the wreath. I've used Rosemary and ivy, as they're strong and flexible, which I've pushed through the florists wire. I cut off the flowers from my Hydranger and hung them up to dry slightly, then removed the leaves and also added some Skimia sprigs, as they flower in winter. I finished with a couple of peacock feathers! You can add anything you like, including rosehips and holly, for the berries. It doesn't look as perfect and symetrical as a bought wreath, but it smells of fresh herbs and looks unique!!! Have fun, if you decide to make your own and happy Christmas to you all xx