Hunter gath­erer

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

NA­TURE pro­vides a great se­lec­tion of dec­o­ra­tion in the form of twigs, baubles. Pop them in a vase or an old jam jar, adding a few peb­bles in the bot­tom to an­chor the branches. Then pop a rib­bon round the rim. You can also spay the twigs white, gold or sil­ver or leave for a nat­u­ral look.

Fill­ing a fruit bowl or a large vase with colour­ful baubles is also sim­ple but highly ef­fec­tive.

For a ta­ble dis­play, try frosted fruit. It looks mag­i­cal and is a great way to cre­ate a cen­tre­piece. Brush ap­ples and pears with egg white then dust with su­gar. Leave to dry be­fore ar­rang­ing on a cake stand. An al­ter­na­tive is a bowl of orange po­man­ders. Sim­ply take an orange and pierce the skin ready to stud it with cloves. You can leave space to tie a rib­bon.

Don’t con­fine holly wreaths to the front door, they look great hung in­side and lit with a gar­land of bat­tery pow­ered fairy lights to brighten them up.

For more great ideas, see the York­shire Post mag­a­zine on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 21. We are fea­tur­ing the home of An­gela Cole and Ge­off Norton, of York­shire Hur­dles, which is dec­o­rated with a va­ri­ety of nat­u­ral finds. An­gela’s sen­sa­tional, al­ter­na­tive Christ­mas tree is fash­ioned from a hazel and wil­low plant climber.

From left to right, Hob­by­craft Snow­man wreaths to make, while twigs hung with baubles look ef­fec­tive; Wilkin­son’s is a good hunt­ing ground for in­ex­pen­sive dec­o­ra­tions

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