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MADE WITH FRESH FO­LIAGE FROM THE gar­den or HAND-SE­LECTED FLORIST blooms, A SEA­SONAL WREATH To WEL­COME GUESTS IS A Won­der­ful FAM­ILY TRA­DI­TION

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Make your own fes­tive wreath

a beau­ti­ful wreath is one of the best ways to brighten your front door. the tra­di­tion is be­lieved to date back to an­cient greek and ro­man times, when hand­made rings of fresh leaves, fruit and flow­ers sym­bol­ised eter­nal life. Wreaths are also as­so­ci­ated with other cul­tural cer­e­monies, in­clud­ing har­vest and memo­ri­als, but they’re now most of­ten used to adorn our en­trance­ways dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son. Whether you se­lect fresh or faux fo­liage, part of the joy of wreath­mak­ing lies in cre­at­ing some­thing that rep­re­sents you and your fam­ily. Have fun with for­aged berries, leaves and pinecones from the gar­den for a wreath brim­ming with vic­to­rian charm, or cre­ate a truly unique de­sign by giv­ing coun­try ma­te­ri­als a mod­ern makeover.

Bind fra­grant thyme and eu­ca­lyp­tus with florist wire and hang with a satin rib­bon for a sim­ple dis­play. Soak four lengths of wil­low strips un­til pli­able. With the thicker ends to­gether, bind with twine. Tie 30cm along the length, di­vide and bend into a heart shape. Wil­low,from a se­lec­tion, World of Wil­low. Glass bird dec­o­ra­tion,£13.99 for six, RSPB.Shop now with ownable

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