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