Saturday, 6 December 2014

Happy Christmas - homemade decorations

This year I made my own Christmas wreath using the garden's greenery and berries. We even have some mistletoe! The base is made with forsythia stems, which bend without snapping. All I needed then was gardening wire and a screw-on hook for the door!

I also made a tree decoration using wire and plastic beads. You need six pieces of wire and enough beads to do a pattern. The pieces of wire are joined in the middle. I used a cheap jewellery tool to make the loop that keeps the beads in at the bottom of each strand.

I am entering both makes in a competition sponsored by Able Skills. If you wish to enter, details are here

Happy Homemade Xmas!