{Make it} DIY papercut Christmas wreath

It’s the first Sunday in Advent, and while I’m definitely not ready to put our tree up (ours doesn’t go up until mid December at the absolute earliest), I do think a festive wreath is a lovely addition to the front door anytime during Advent. My neighbour always has a seasonal wreath up – Christmas, Spring, Easter, Summer, Autumn – and I love her tradition. Having pinned a number of papercut wreaths to my ‘for Christmas’ pinterest board recently, I decided that I’d make the most of my fantastic Cricut Mini, to create one myself. I chose a simple branch…

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Christmas wreath workshop with Poppy & Peonies

Last night I attended a workshop run by Sarah from Poppy & Peonies to learn to make a Christmas wreath. Sarah created the stunning wreath that was chosen for the front cover of Ideal Home’s Complete Guide To Christmas (my summer baby), so I was excited to see what we’d be making. Run in a beautiful church hall in Englefield Green, with sausage rolls, wine and Christmas tunes, Sarah showed us how to wire moss to a wire frame and then layer foliage and flowers, including senecio, eucalyptus, berried ivy, mimosa, rosemary, roses, thistle and hypericum. It was really amazing…

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