Tis the season to make wreaths! I normally collect things from the forest but this year I decided to make a hedgerow wreath with plants from the lanes. It looked great in my head. Sadly, nature had other ideas because there wasn’t much around at all. I was about to give up when I spotted these dried hydrangeas.
Nearly all the rosehips had gone/were looking mouldy so I only managed to pick a few. I found plenty of holly and pine along the lane opposite the house and lucked out on the tree round the corner full of little red berries.
The ring is made from sticks I collected. You can buy proper wreath rings but I relish the fiddly task of weaving all the sticks around each other. It starts off looking like a horrible tangled mess but it’s not long before they form a nice round shape.
Ta-dah! This is the finished wreath…
Thankfully we haven’t had any birds flapping at the door trying to peck all the berries off!
I love how these hydrangeas poke out and catch the sun.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out and the green looks so Christmassy against the red front door. Next year I want to try and make seasonal wreaths; it seems a shame to only have one at Christmas. Plus we hammered a nail into our front door… it would look better with something hanging on it ;)
Merry Christmas folks!! x