Make your own Christ­mas wreath

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Mak­ing a Christ­mas wreath is an easy and pleas­ant way to make a nice gift.

Take your se­ca­teurs out into your gar­den and fos­sick for green­ery and flow­ers with which to make it.

Longer-last­ing flow­ers work best but oth­ers, even wild spec­i­mens like clover, dry well.

You can buy frames to at­tach every­thing to but there’s no need.

One way is to roll up news­pa­per length­wise and twist around into a cir­cle, butting one end into the other.

Wind wire around to strengthen, then poke your green­ery and flow­ers into this, work­ing it in one di­rec­tion only.

Then tie the lot off with red or tar­tan rib­bon and it’s done.

Even sim­pler, is to dis­pense with the news­pa­per and wind small green branches (or toi toi flow­ers) with wire and rib­bon, shaped into a cir­cle.

A can­dle in the mid­dle sets off your lively green ta­ble cen­tre­piece.

Flow­ers can be added reg­u­larly to keep it fresh.

HOME­MADE: Mak­ing your own wreath can be en­joy­able and fun.

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