Yesterday we made a Christmas wreath for the front door
Out into the garden to forage for all the foliage needed - hazel twigs to make the circle.
Holly - this bush has variegated leaves.
A few small branches off the Leylandii
The wreath base was made by winding and criss-crossing the twigs
Then it was ready to to start layering up and attaching the foliage
After this was done it was time to add some little red hearts and the bow
Once that was done we tried it on the front door - it looked ok in a home made, rustic kind of way which is what I wanted. Just one thing though, we'd forgotten to add the pine cones I'd collected so they will go on later. It's back inside for the moment to have the cones put on and the pine smell from the Leylandii leaves is wonderful. Suddenly everything seems very festive. This weekend the tree and trimmings will come out of the roof space. It is finally feeling a bit like Christmas is getting closer.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.