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Make a traditional Christmas door wreath

You will need

Birch twigs (measuring roughly 10-15 x 90cm)

Scots pine sprigs and cones

Fluffy seedheads of old man's beard (Clematis vitalba) x5

Silver heart or bauble decorations x5

Garden twine

Do it: December
Takes just: 30 minutes

Overview

It's easy to make a traditional door wreath using materials gathered from your garden. You can adapt our ideas to what's available in your garden or local hedgerows - simply pick whatever is looking good.


How to do it

1

Use the birch stems to make a circle roughly 30cm in diameter (tie the ends together if necessary). Weave more birch twigs into the loop to thicken up the sides and create the wreath frame.


2

Push sprigs of pine into the wreath frame (including any cones you have). Push the sprigs in at an angle to create a neat effect.


3

Add a few seedheads of old man's beard, binding the stalks into the birch to lock them firmly in place.


4

Add some silver hearts to bring the wreath to life - any silver decoration with hooks that will latch onto the birch will work well. Now simply hang your wreath in a suitable location.




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