I just happened to be in B&Q last week and spied that they'd reduced all of their natural blue spruce wreath bases to just £2.50...
One came home with me, as I knew it was going to be a challenge to wind a natural base from twigs this year, with no flexible birch twigs available in our newly inherited garden, like I usually use.
All the other adornments for my wreath did come from our garden though. I was very keen to reflect the rural farming landscape that surrounds us here.
There were small red apples from our orchard, pheasant feathers and sheep's wool gathered on walks, some barbed wire removed from our boundary fence and lots of festive greenery, twigs and berries.
Most of the materials were just pushed firmly into the base...
But I used florist wire to secure the apples and barbed wire.
Here's the finished result to welcome all of our visitors this year.
Hope you have fun if you intend to make your own wreath too.