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The Halloween is approaching and we needed a new wreath on the door.
So I made one. This was my first attempt. I bought straw ring and wire. The rest comes from my garden.
To be honest, I didnĀ“t concentrate on its beauty, just on technique how to tie branches and fruits and flowers to the ring. Next time it will be more impressive. But I am happy with it.

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Hi, Snoopie, how are you doing? Thank you, you were the first, who liked it :-)

19 Oct, 2014

 

Hi Katarina, I think you have done very well, considering it's your first attempt, when I worked at the parks dept, I only had 1 gardener who could make wreaths, so be got the job every Christmas, of making wreaths for everyone, it isn't an easy job by any means, so well done, Derek.

19 Oct, 2014

 

It is perfect and all the nicer for being made by you and not bought in a shop.
It looks lovely and will last for ages.

19 Oct, 2014

 

Thank you very much for the nice comments Derek and Wildrose. Snoopdog, we prepare decorations like this 4 weeks before Christmas (Advent), but the season starts often at All Souls Day.

19 Oct, 2014

 

I never heard of making wreaths for Halloween, only for Christmas time. You have made a lovely one and all the better for using the things from your own garden.

19 Oct, 2014

 

I owe explanation to everybody. You are right, these wreaths are usually associated with Christmas holidays. However, for last 20 years more and more homes hang evergreen wreaths on their front doors in early November. Fashion? Revival of old tradition? We differ from Anglo-Saxons also in All Souls Day. While you have everywhere monsters, skeletons and pumpkins, we are making large baskets of flowers at cemeteries and cemeteries are enlightened with thousands of candles lights.
All Souls Day is a festival of flowers and candles here. We didn t know pumpkins and zombies before 1989. So I apologize for maybe not correct information, this is Advent wreath, but as I said, we decorate front doors with it already on All Souls day.

19 Oct, 2014

 

That looks lovely Katarina perhaps you could put up pics of how you made it. Please!

19 Oct, 2014

 

I think these wreaths would enhance every front door
all through the dreary winter months.

19 Oct, 2014

 

love your wreath Katarina...i may copy your lead and brighten up my door too..:-)

20 Oct, 2014

amy
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I think its beautiful Kat much nicer than any shop bought item :o))

20 Oct, 2014

 

Wow, I am soooooo proud of myself now. Thank you very much to everybody for nice words. Next time I will make photos from each step.

20 Oct, 2014

 

so pretty Kat :-)))

22 Oct, 2014

 

Thank you, Junna.

22 Oct, 2014

 

Lovely Kat and as already said all the more special because the foliage came from your own garden and you made it yourself........

15 Nov, 2014

 

I love your wreath, Katarina. The old tradition of All Hallow's Eve didn't involve quite so much horror - I think a lot of that is American influence, like "trick or treat", which I never knew as a child. The feast of All Souls, when we pray for the dead in church, is celebrated on November 2nd, and the month of November is dedicated to the dead. That fits in appropriately with Remembrance Day on November 11th, but is just a coincidence. I don't know a tradition of making a wreath, but I like that idea.

I can't believe it's nearly Advent Wreath time again. I shall be making ours next week.

19 Nov, 2014

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