Wreaths aren’t the only way to decorate your front door this Christmas. How about trying a gathered, rustic bunch of greenery this year? They’re great if you’re short on time and money – it’s possible to make one in ten minutes for less than ten pounds. It’ll look and smell amazing.
All you need is a branch of spruce (trimmings from your Christmas tree are great), long strands of eucalyptus, ivy, rosemary and a few delicate twigs or seed heads – plus some string, ribbon and simple wired decorations. I bought my greenery from the local market, then gathered the ivy and twiggy bits from my garden. I got my decorations very cheaply in Wilkinson’s.
Start with your pieces of pine, then gradually lay your twigs and eucalyptus over the top. I used one large branch of spruce, but you could use lots of smaller pieces depending on what you have.
Once you’ve arranged your main pieces of greenery, add a sprig of rosemary and some ivy…
Tie the whole bunch together securely with some twine, making a loop at the back for hanging.
Add a few simple decorations (if these are on wires, wrap them round the string or greenery) and complete by tying everything together with a ribbon.
I chose a simple cream ribbon…
But red velvet also looks amazing!
I think I love these kind of gathered displays more than wreaths. The variations are endless – you could add berries and holly, or perhaps sparkly twigs and baubles. What do you think?