Every Christmas I intend on making loads of decorations and presents. I’m usually quite good at the mini Christmas cakes as gifts but the decorations never quite seem to get done. Until this year, I’ll admit I’m really struggling on the baking front – once I’ve finished in the kitchen with the official orders there just doesn’t seem to be any time or energy left for other baking (but there’s still a week to go so all is not lost)
I have managed to make one thing so far though and love it! Our Christmas Wreath – I knew I wanted something a little out of the ordinary and I’m hardly one for a subtle decoration. So I used up all those gold and red baubles that we have accumulated over the years. You know the ones that as soon as you get home, you realise have no strings attached and never quite get round to putting on the tree.
I got a wicker inside ring for the wreath but I suppose a polystyrene one would do just as well and wrapped red ribbon (about 5mm wide) around the wreath adding baubles as I went. It was difficult to keep the baubles tight enough that they didn’t flop about but as the wreath got fuller and fuller they started to hold each other together.
Not the best picture but I completely love our over the top in your face wreath!
Edit: Since posting this picture, loads of people have said that they are either making or have made their own wreaths – I’d love to see the finished articles so am putting up a linky. Either link up to your blog posts or online pics – lets have show and tell!!