Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Feeling creatively Christmassy

What can I say...I love Christmas! The cold nights, the log fire, Christmas carols, mince pies, mulled wine, walks in the frosty weather, wrapping presents. Seriously, and much to the husband's disdain, I can't get enough of it.

My dad has been making his Christmas wreath for years and it is now a bit of a Christmas tradition in the Jackson household!  Secretly wishing Christmas was already here, I decided to start preparations and make my own Christmas wreath for our door.

I didn't want to spend a lot of money though and keeping in mind the 're-use' mantra, I dug into my accumulating craft pile. After a quick look on Pinterest and Google, I went out into the garden to see what I could drum up.

So here it is:
  • an old garlic plait once the bulbs have all been used, 
  • some wire left over from when my Dad made a Christmas wreath here about four years ago
  • some greenery from the garden
  • pine cones collected on a mountain picnic out with the boys in June
  • chillies from my chilli plant that have recently matured (just for a splash of colour!)
  • ribbon recycled from a gift given to us a couple of years ago

I actually found it fairly easy and would definitely recommend giving it a go to anyone who wants Christmassify their doors. 

I added a few of our drying cayenne chilli peppers for an extra splash of colour (but forgot to take a photo) and hey presto, there it was finished!!