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    I was just wondering if anyone is intending to turn their hand to wreath making or other Xmas decorations this year?
    I'm intending on making a wreath within the next week!
    I've sourced all the greenery.......
    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

    Location....Normandy France

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    I've just remembered I made a base for a wreath when I gave a grapevine a haircut earlier this Summer and I gave my sister some willow trimmings to do the same. I'm glad you reminded me.

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    • #3
      I haven't made a wreath but I would like to give it a go. What do you make your base from? I don't have willow but do have some dogwood if that might work.
      I make a kind of garland to go around the fireplace/mantel using lengths of Ivy and Holly woven with Christmas lights, the kind on wire and then decorated with baubles. Looks lovely. but can't be made too far in advance as it dries out.
      Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

      Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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      • #4
        I have willow for the wreath...got plenty in the garden, but I have used hazel too which works well.

        I love the sound of your garland decoration!
        Any photos of your previous ones for inspiration please???
        "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

        Location....Normandy France

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        • #5
          Peanut, I would imagine you can use any flexible wood. When I gave my sister the willow she sent me this picture back.

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          • #6
            When my sister and I were originally discussing ideas I was thinking of wiring heads of garlic, chillies and sprigs of bay leaves onto the base with other things for someone who liked cookery so that it would look pretty and be useful. However I'm not sure my artistic/DIY skills are up to it.
            Last edited by greenishfing; 30-11-2020, 12:48 PM. Reason: Forgot the chillies

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            • #7
              Originally posted by peanut

              Here's one of the garland Nicos, I'd forgotten about the berries and the other is a little table decoration.


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              Sorry can't see the pics

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              • #8
                It's so annoying. When I upload photos and want to preview, I open the preview, but then am unable to close it because of the damn dead space at the bottom of the screen. Only option is to then go back, which messes everything up. Grrrrrr.

                Anyway, here, finally, should be my Christmas Garland and a little table thingy.
                Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

                Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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                • #9
                  They look great. The one around the fireplace looks amazing.

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                  • #10
                    Wow!... I'm really loving those peanut!!!

                    well done- very impressive!

                    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                    Location....Normandy France

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                    • #11
                      Love how you've decorated your fireplace peanut












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                      • #12
                        I've never been very successful making a wreath, not giving up though, I will try again, I've got the greenery, just not a flower arranger.
                        If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.

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