Make your own Christmas wreath

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Mak­ing your own Christmas wreath brings an au­then­tic feel to your Vic­to­rian Christmas. The Vic­to­ri­ans of­ten made pieces by hand from lo­cal ma­te­ri­als. Plants and fo­liage from the es­tate would have pro­vided ev­ery­thing they needed to cre­ate their own Vic­to­rian Christmas dec­o­ra­tions.

To make your own wreath, you’ll need wil­low or dog­wood shoots, each about 3 feet in length, for the base. Care­fully bend 3–5 flex­i­ble shoots into a cir­cu­lar shape, weave them to­gether and tie the ends with string. Leave space be­tween the shoots to tuck decorative fo­liage into the wreath. Then col­lect greens and berries—any decorative fo­liage that takes your fancy—and weave them into your wreath. Se­cure the fo­liage with string, if nec­es­sary, and add a bow if you wish. Make sure there’s a way of ty­ing your wreath to the door—raf­fia is an ex­cel­lent choice—and voila! A beau­ti­ful, Vic­to­rian Christmas dec­o­ra­tion.

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