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Blame Peter!


Well, Peter started it – he decided to make a Christmas wreath, so I thought I’d have a go, too. The florists on the site were recommending wire and moss as a frame, but it’s 10 miles into our nearest town, so the word was – IMPROVISE! I began to collect together what I thought I’d need. The frisbee that belongs to the Lab would be a good base.

I went out into the cold gloom and cut lots of evergreens – Holly-with-no-prickles, Ivy (Common, variegated and ’Paddy’s Pride’), Eucalyptus and Eleagnus maculata. Then I cut strips of gold wrapping paper and wound them round the frisbee, Sellotape came in handy here!

I suddenly remembered that somewhere we used to have red baubles and robins that went on the old (now defunct) imitation Christmas tree – so helpful husband climbed up into the loft and found them!

Then I used green gardening wire to fasten pieces of my evergreen collection onto the gold frisbee. The frisbee has useful holes all round the edge, just right for poking wire through. I hung the wreath on the pantry door so I could stand back and see how it was going.

I wired in some more evergreens and finally hung it back up in the kitchen to add a hastily-made bow and streamers, a bauble and one of the robins! Later, I used two of the unused baubles and some red ribbon to hang amongst the replaced Rosemary in the inglenook, I quite like the effect.

Now came the moment of truth – with husband inside and me out in the porch, we managed to fasten the wreath on the front door with gardening wire, leaving the letterbox free for Mark, our postman.

He arrived just as we had got it safely in place and duly admired it. He didn’t want his photo taken, though, probably because he is still wearing his shorts, even in this cold weather! I persuaded the dog to pose in the porch with the unplanted shrubs still in their pots and the newly decorated front door! Looking forward to seeing Peter’s effort – I bet he didn’t use a frisbee, though!

Now I just need some visitors to admire it – though I shall enjoy it as I come and go, anyway!

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I think your wreath definitely wins spritz :o) and I won't have time to do another one before Christmas.
Next year...

21 Dec, 2007


spritz what a fantastic effort - it looks lovely - very well done - who would know that you have used a frizbee? - i would be foolled - what a brain wave - i'll have to remeber that if we ever run out in the shop of wire frames! lol

21 Dec, 2007


If you'd based it on a boomerang, it would come back again for next year's - just a thought :-o

21 Dec, 2007


Ha ha...Andrew. Retrievers (like our Lab) don't have boomerangs because they like to fetch the-whatever-is- thrown.... :-D Thanks guys for kind comments. I enjoyed making it. Best bit - it didn't cost a penny!

21 Dec, 2007


One can tell from the pic of your doorway that a garden lover lives here. Really lovely!

23 Dec, 2007


I have been inspired to get out into the garden and look for stuff for table decor for Christmas day, pic placed on homepage! Many thanx.

24 Dec, 2007

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