Making a Xmas holly wreath

As we have willow whips, holly and ivy growing in the woods, we thought rather than buy a holly wreath, this year we would make one ourselves.  Firstly Neil went down the woods to gather the necessary materials.


I started by weaving the willow whips around each other to form a circle.


Then I added the holly.  We had quite long lengths of holly so it was easy to weave in and out.


Next I added the ivy.  We had some good bits of ivy with flowers on, so that made it more fancy than just leaves.


I kept it all in place with some copper wire that Neil had left over from electrical things he had done.

Then I added a red bow at the bottom, some red berries and a couple of decorations.


When we hung it on the front door it looked spiffy!! OK a bit rural, a bit messy and not as pristine as a shop bought one but that’s the fun of rural crafts and doing it yourself.


So there we are – one home made holly wreath for Christmas.

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  1. Chrisitne Cram said

    Lovely wreath and happy Christimas to you all

  2. You can’t buy Christmas wreaths that perfect – well done.

    At this time of year I almost get jealous of your climate. Summer just doesn’t feel like Christmas and we don’t have holly or really any cool Christmas stuff. And baking a hot turkey dinner when it’s 30 degrees outside is just wrong – but we do it anyway.

    Stay warm and have a great Christmas.

    • Thanks, its funny how we both want what we haven’t got. I want sunshine and warmth and you want cool Christmas stuff!!

  3. Damaris said

    What a beautiful wreath! Now you can make May-day wreaths with Spring flowers as well!

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