We finally hung our Christmas wreath outside! The weather has continued to be rather mild in temperature, although there has been quite a lot of rain. Thankfully, the sun has also come to visit us even if for short visits.
I had one more straw wreath frame, and greens left over from my large outdoor wreath, so I decided to make another wreath to give away. I really enjoy making them, especially when working with eucalyptus, pittosporum (Tom Thumb) and lovely evergreens.
It does take some time to cut the greens into a small(ish) size, and then pin them into the wreath form. But it isn’t difficult to do, especially when using floral pins.
Piece by piece you pin the greens on!
The evergreens are just my base. I wanted the color and different textures from the Tom Thumb Pittosporum and eucalyptus to be the main focus of the wreath.
The family were watching A Christmas Carol while I was finishing up the wreath. I could watch too, from where I was working. It was an animated version, but still quite scary! We are finally on a break from all of our activities and able to relax together as a family. I’m so glad we have taken the time to watch those Christmas movies (even if for the 100th time!).
Now I had to decide how to embellish it! I decided to go with a very simple look.
Watching that video on how to make a bow on Youtube has come in handy this season!
I was really happy with the finished wreath. Yeah, I was having second thoughts about giving it away! :-) But it was for some special people (my in-laws!) so I stuck to my original plan and gave it to them.
Christmas is almost here. I have enjoyed getting ready by visiting with neighbors, friends and family and sharing our baked goods. Mostly, I’ve enjoyed our time together as a family. I hope you are able to enjoy time with your friends and family, too.