I had to prune a few branches out of the Christmas tree, in order to make space for baubles to hang from rather than just sit on branches.
“You could make a wreath for the front door from them,” husband suggested.
So I asked Google how to do this, and every post I read said to start with a pre-made ring – either metal which one fills with moss, or made from straw/twigs/foam. It was a bit late (and muddy!) for going out & finding suitable twigs from the garden so I put my thinking cap on and did the following…
- Grab newspaper (one you’ve already read!), and roll several sheets diagonally
- Twist & form these newspaper rolls into a ring. I used a cake tin to help me with the shape
- Tie it all in place. I only had standard cotton string to hand, which was good for strength but had disadvantages you’ll see later…
- Take each branch in turn, cut them to 5″-12″ and tie them onto the newspaper ring (views here from front & back)
- Work out which bit you want to be the top, find some ribbon & tie a bow there
- Allow the cat to inspect your handiwork (especially since I’d shrieked at her for pouncing claws-out on me when I was untangling the string in steps 3 & 4)
- Find something shiny or seasonal to tie on around the wreath. I used these shiny parcel-style baubles we used to have on our little tree in the old house, and I positioned them to cover the far-too-visible string
- Tie a ribbon to the top, and hang on the front door :-)