A CHRIST­MAS WREATH

Mollie Makes - - SUSTAINABL­E CHRISTMAS -

days be­fore re­mov­ing them and dry­ing care­fully with a cloth. This will pre­vent them from wilt­ing or look­ing dry.

Next, make the wreath

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base. We used beech sticks, as these are nice and !ex­i­ble. Use the jute twine to se­cure the branches to­gether to

make a cir­cle. To en­sure the wreath is fully com­postable, it’s im­por­tant to use nat­u­ral jute twine, not wire, to se­cure the fo­liage.

Start to add in pieces of

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fo­liage, bend­ing it around

the stick base. Don’t worry about it be­ing too neat – the aim at this stage is just to cover the base.

Use dried grasses to

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se­cure the other green­ery,

twist­ing and wrap­ping it around the wreath. If need be, you can use ex­tra jute twine to se­cure. The wreath base should now be fully cov­ered with a se­lec­tion of green­ery and grasses.

Add in some eu­ca­lyp­tus –

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it works well to add im­pact as the leaves are large and clus­tered to­gether.

Make small bunches of

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the eu­ca­lyp­tus and tie with twine. Be­gin to se­cure them around the bot­tom half of the wreath. If you pre­fer a fuller look, then work these the whole way around the wreath base.

Wrap any ex­tra grasses

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Add sprigs of berries into

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the green­ery for a colour-pop ef­fect – they should se­cure into the green­ery spa­ces

eas­ily. Work the berries in the same di­rec­tion so they’re all point­ing the same way.

To "nish, tie a piece of

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