Bring nature in this Christmas, with plenty of fresh foliage. Start by collecting from your garden, perhaps asking neighbours if you can take a few clippings from their holly bushes. You can also collect from hedgerows and local woods, however be careful not to snip too much from living plants as they may not survive the winter with cut stems.
To make a simple Scandi-style wreath, either start with a ready-made wicker or wire ring, or bend a few pieces of willow into a circle shape, securing with florist’s wire. Add more foliage, wiring on where needed – try not to be too exact as the best wreaths have a certain amount of creative expression to them. Decide if you want your wreath to be uniform or something that’s a little more natural in style. For extra sparkle, wind a set of battery LED lights into your wreath.
Forage for festive foliage, gathering from nature to bring the season indoors
Collect a basket full of small pieces of foliage and use to dress your table, shelves and even gifts