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Making a Christmas Wreath

After watching Kirstie’s Homemade Crafty Christmas the other night here is a post that I originally posted in 2012 I hope that it helps you to add some festive cheer to your front door.

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 Having a Christmas wreath adorn the front door is very christmassy and welcomes all of your seasonal visitors and it’s not as difficult to make as you might think and far cheaper than buying one and you can personalise it how you want.

You can buy a wire ring from the florists but I made my wreath using a bundle of dogwoods that we pruned from our garden, however, any sticks and twigs can be used but they must be bendy eg dogwood, willow and hazel are all good but you can use lengths of old climbers and ivy.

First get your twigs and twist 3 strands together, then keep IMG_0267.JPG (2)turning round until you have a thin circle then just keep adding more lengths until you have your desired width – if you are finding it tricky keeping the ends all turned in you can tie the twigs together using string or florists wire.

Once you have your circle it is time to decorate with foliageIMG_0268.JPG (2) – if you’re lucky enough to have dogwood or coloured willow you don’t need to bother with greenery as the stems have enough beauty of their own.

I got all of my foliage out walking the lanes near to my house – apart from the cones which came from the Wellingtonia tree in our garden.

Tie the foliage around your frame tying in with string as you go – once you are happy with your greenery you can add the decorative touches which include rosehips, cones, berries, cinnamon sticks, dried orange, baubles and ribbons.

IMG_0269.JPG (2)Merry Christmas Everyone

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