This Christmas .. I just wanted to do something different, something that was in keeping with the environmental feelings of not creating more waste ...
All round it has been a different kind of year.. So on a walk with my husband we came across a 9ft Ash branch in the undergrowth around the moat at
the beautiful Wells Cathedral. It was naturally a bit wet and covered in lichen and bald! So my husband retrieved it and brought it home. Normally
we have a 7ft chunky Spruce, which is beautiful, traditional and takes over a lot of space but has enough branches to house most of our now large collection
So time for change ... First issue to find a container to work with the skeletal dancing limbs of the tree. A good old 'rootle' around the cupboards and
a perfect solution an old terracotta bread bin... Filled with off white gravel, which cost £3.29, which we will repatriate to the garden come the New
Year ... No waste there... It also secures the tree beautifully in place....
I chose decorations from Christmas box, ones that I thought would work with the design on these bare branches, but it needed a splash of colour... So a
ball of red wool threaded through red, silver and black baubles and tied with a bow added to the design with a scattering of decorations taken from
our large box of goodies. The wool cost £2.50.
The delightful effect was finished off with the feel of festive icicles created from a beaded strings that I usually use to create shaped loops on our
Spruce... Overall cost of our Christmas tree £5.79. Not bad!
What fun in the hallway... I am a habitual reader of glossy magazines, so with the aid of my trusty guillotine and a bit of tape I quickly made an enormous
Christmas paper chain ... You can choose your colours to match your design ... I like the dramatic ... Sort of Versace look against the white background
... And look at those shadows .... Such a good look...
So all in all a simple designs for pennies ... I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year ... x