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Make an easy Christmas Wreath.

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It's definitely not perfect, homemade rarely is. But on the plus side, this wreath is free and compostable. When the festive season is over, it can go on the compost heap or in the green bin. 
The framework is made from Cornus stems, but any shrub stems which are flexible will do fine. Start by weaving or winding bout 6/7 stems to make a round framework and then bind it at the top with raffia. This secures the wreath and binding the top helps to make it more circular and hold its shape.
The 6/7 stems also make a base to weave in, tie in and add in other matter. This wreath has bits of a fir tree, green Portuguese Laurel, bright variegated Euonymus and some Ivy.

There is also (very prickly) green and variegated Holly, Orange Berberis and some dark purple Hypericum berries with some added dried seed heads and old Astilbe flower heads. You can use whatever you have in your garden and make a Christmas Wreath unique to you.

Merry Christmas everyone.

 

 

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