Today I made up my Christmas wreath for the front door. I know there are loads of lovely ones on the market but I prefer to make up my own, plus it cuts down on cost. I start first with a fir/conifer wreath and then decorate it up with an assortment of flowers ribbons and foliage.
Sadly this year because the visit of the 'Red wings' earlier this year my holly trees had no berries and I therefore could not add any holly to my wreath as I normally do. Instead this year I used some artificial foliage, ivy, poinsettias gold sprayed leaves and lights.
First I added the ivy, a simple job of just winding it around the wreath securing it carefully at both ends. I then added the flowers and sprayed foliage at the base of the wreath. At the top of the wreath, directly above the flowers I added a double tied bow. This year I used a lovely tartan ribbon bow, in the past though I have used gold red and silver bows all of which have looked equally lovely.
I am rather pleased with the end result and am already planning what I might do next year.