{Make it} Nature in the home: Christmas garland

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…

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10 of the best Etsy Christmas decorations

I have Christmas craft projects stacking up, and it’s probably time to face the fact that I’m not going to have time to make them all this year. Luckily I can head over to Etsy to buy decorations that are still handmade, just not made by my fair hand. All of these ten decorations are things I’d choose to adorn my own home with over the festive season. Etsy product details 1. Merry Christmas vintage card banner by AmyKristineVintage, £6.31 plus postage (from US) 2. Felt Christmas tree decoration by JessQuinnSmallArt, £14.50 plus postage 3.  Winter Christmas town paper decoration…

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