It’s nice to have a welcoming wreath on your front door at Christmas, whether you live in a grand house or a compact flat, it’s a cheering sight when you come home.
However if, like me, you’re poor at crafts, making a wreath is probably more bother than it’s worth. It can be disheartening to enthusiastically take on a DIY project and find that you really can’t do it yourself. It’s even worse to visit the garden centre or florists and discover how expensive a professionally made wreath is.
So I’ve got a compromise – a festive front door decoration that costs little to nothing and can be cobbled together in ten minutes by even the clumsiest hand.
Now, I used the bay that grows prolifically in my garden, but anything evergreen will work and I always have a few baubles that don’t make it on to the tree because they’ve lost their hangers – these are ideal. Tinsel and curling ribbon are also great for adding sparkle. Really, anything that’s cheery can be added to this simple project.
I found all these items in my box of Christmas decorations, so this project cost me absolutely nothing, but you can get cheap ribbon and baubles in supermarkets, on ebay etc. so even if you have to start from scratch this should only cost you a couple of quid.
here's what you'll need...
- Bay or anything evergreen
- Ribbon (Reds and golds are classic, but use whatever colours you like. The wide stuff that has the wires is great as you can shape it.)
- Baubles, bells, bows
- String, twine or florist’s wire