Saturday, 12 December 2009
Pictured above is my second attempt at wreath making. It was a rushed and rough effort that saw me shaking in the Arctic cold of my Nan's (grandmother's) back garden, however, it was a much more pleasurable affair than the first attempt which resulted in my hands turning in to pin cushions. On this occasion my hands only turned to ice. For my first and highly painful attempt please click here.
When out walking I came across masses of Ivy romping over a wall, as Ivy tends to enjoy, on a piece of unused land. The area is a sad, derelict site which has not seen care for many a year. I thought no one would object to me pruning a little vegetation from the messy and ugly landscape, actually I may have even improved it.
This Ivy wreath was made for my Nan, as promised, and she is going to add more decoration to it at a later time. It appears that I am a purist when it comes to the art of crafting wreaths as I have used a single plant species again. I love the two different coloured Ivies and the way the flowers sit like sparkling mini baubles. I would be happy to leave the wreath as it is but I think a Poinsettia flower, or two, and some Holly will make an appearance if my Nan has anything to do with it.
Again this wreath has been created for next to nothing and I urge you to give it a go if you haven't already. A great craft project which can easily be given as gifts to friends and family who are sure to enjoy the sentiment and seasons greetings.