.. and because one can never have enough wreaths in this blog, here's another one! :)
On a serious note, i love getting creative all year round but it's christmas that i get excited most about. There is a whole month of opportunities to get those creative juices flowing. If i had all the time and daylight allowance, i could certainly do and share more inspiration and ideas. But alas, i'm a busy working mum... gone were the days when i lovingly made pistachio covered chocolate truffles as christmas treats for family and friends or baked chocolate and cinnamon cookies for my work colleagues. As much as i have all the greatest intentions in the world, limited time these days doesn't allow me much. I have been trying to attempt to make ginger bread cookies with Hayden for a couple of months now... we might wait for Valentines day at this rate.
On odd occasions however, like the weekends, whilst Hayden plays or naps, i get to make pretty things. Yes, i am one of those people who never sit still and finds making things like wreaths or moving furnitures around the house, quite therapeutic. Usually, my coffee breaks would involve me forgetting where i have placed my cup last and finally drinking it cold. Ha ha!
Now, back to this hanging wreath. Doesn't it look so fresh and beautiful hanging over the dining table? I deliberately waited until just before christmas to make this so it keeps and stays beautiful and fresh [well, i'm hoping at least] for christmas and boxing day. Making this actually helped me relax last night ahead of our 2 weeks christmas holidays that started today.
I used the same type of twigs from the other wreaths i made previously but this time, i bought them with fake snow on them. For the foliages, i used 2 types of eucalyptus and these green long leaves with tiny yellow flowers which i don't know the name of. Silly me, didn't ask the florist. The same way i did on the other wreaths, i wrapped each foliage around the twigs and used some very thin wires to hold them together. Then, i measured how long the drop should be and used some cotton twines to hang them with. The finished wreath measures 50cm diameter and 8cm thick with sprays measuring 16cm in length on top and bottom. Just to give you an idea.
Overall, making this cost me £12.20 and took me about an hour. The fake one i was going to purchase initially, was going to cost me £100. Being biased and all, i actually prefer this fresh one that i made.
Once again, i hope i have inspired you all to make your own diy hanging wreaths. I have been seeing a lot of eucalyptus wreaths all over instagram lately and i'm so happy to have inspired some of you to make them! :)
From my family to yours, Merry Christmas! xxx