Back in the summer when I did the rounds of Christmas press shows, I saw gypsophila, or baby’s breath, used in frothy excess at the White Company show where it was the star, rather than just a filler. Since then I’ve wanted to try out using it in a garland, and when better than at Christmas? I tied small sprigs of gyp to a length of red velvet ribbon. I thought it needed a bit more festive sparkle, so I added some glue to the ends of the stems, and dipped them in silver glitter.
I’ve got these strung up all over the house, and although they look beautiful when the gyp is fresh, I think they’ll look lovely when it dries, too.
I’m linking up with Lou at Littlegreenshed’s Christmas Nature in the home – this week’s theme was ‘garlands’.