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Snowball Truffles
Hanging Santa
Pipe Cleaners, Colds and Christmas
Bath Bombs
The Fun of Christmas Decorations
Old-fashioned Crêpe Paper Chains
Secret Gilded Walnuts
Beaded Icicles
Feather Angels
Christmas Bunch of Baubles
Crackers and Pullers
All Presents and Correct
Shrinkie Key Rings
Funky Bookmarks
Christmas Pud Truffles
Herb Jelly
Crunchy Sugar Mice
Old-fashioned Peppermint Creams
Christmas Star Biscuits
Chocolate-dipped Orange Peel
Cherry Shortbread Mice
Candy Striped Pencils
Decorated Wax Candles
Honeycomb Rolled Candles
Christmas Wreath
Kissing Bough
Glass Tree Biscuits

Christmas Wreath

It's an old American custom to hang an evergreen wreath on your front door at Christmas time - and we love it so much we've adopted it here.

You'll need:
A wire coathanger
Willow stems (from a florist) to make a sphere
Florist's wire
Spruce, evergreen or other seasonal stems
Glitter paint (optional)
Ribbon (optional)

Bend the wire coathanger into a circle. Weave willow stems around to give a dense frame, securing regularly with florist’s wire. Weave your chosen greenery through the willow stems to give a dense, structured wreath. We used rosemary, pussy willow and hips, with bay and eucalyptus berries in the middle, because they smell fabulous. But the wreath reflects the personality of the household, so choose what you like best. Tie a ribbon on if you like, and hang on the front door.
For a quicker (and more traditional) wreath, grab a branch of spruce as background, arrange trailing greenery on top, spray with glitter spray, tie one end with florist’s wire covered with a big ribbon, and hang upside down on the front door.