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Anyone Making Their Own Christmas Wreath? Here's Mine
Mon 13-Dec-10
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irridium
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made yesterday, using 'foraged' material from the local park, consisting of -

eucalyptus, pine fir and cones and yellow and red pyracantha. the frame is a wire base, made just with wire. initially, i made bunches/posies of each plant and repeated all round the frame, then secured with wire again (thinner one). all this for free (well, just the cost of the wire and some well-pricked, sore fingers!!)

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Mon 13-Dec-10
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wave That is really lovely Bren.  The eucalyptus  sets everything off very well.  You are very clever.  welldone

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Mon 13-Dec-10
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Very attractive - well done, Bren!  welldone

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Mon 13-Dec-10
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That's real classy, Bren.  Well done.welldone

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Tue 14-Dec-10
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That's brilliant Bren, well done! welldone

I'll try that again!

Tue 14-Dec-10
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mmmm...there's a eucalyptus tree over the road.......wonder if the moon is nice and dark tonight.....

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Tue 14-Dec-10
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There should be quite a bit of cloud cover, so get those secateurs primed and ready...

I'll try that again!

Tue 14-Dec-10
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wave Just make sure you do not slip with the evidence in your hands.   big_laugh

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Tue 14-Dec-10
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I shan't feel guilty- caught someone snaffling berries from the outside of my holly hedge while I was re-filling my bird feeders!

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Tue 14-Dec-10
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you can always ask your neighbour if you can have a bunch of stems (make sure the tops of them are really full and symmetrical).

 

here's a link for the technical know-how . last yr, for my first attempt, i had to go by instinct, but with this video, it has helped enormously, esp. for getting the material look balanced and symmetrical.

 

thanks for all your lovely compliments.. hope this has inspired you all to make some..  it's given me an idea for making a bit of money next yr...

 

xx bren

Tue 14-Dec-10
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Actually, it is bright moonlight here tonight....so perhaps I'd best just use my own greenery and dogwood stems, as I normally do!

Despite the cold weather, I have LOADS of berries still on everything to use this year- usually all the Holly berries have been eaten by now and I have to hunt around my (large) Holly tree to find any.

A good free tip for wreaths-our local Homebase give away their christmas tree offcuts for FREE, well worth going along and snaffling them, whole branches of lovely greenery free to a good home!

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Wed 15-Dec-10
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A old wire hanger makes a great frame. Bend it into shape and bend the hook into a closed circle to use for the hanging point.

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Thu 16-Dec-10
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Dumb question but is Eucalyptus also called Gum Tree?

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Thu 16-Dec-10
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Yep.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

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