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Christmas poll: Do you make Christmas wreaths or buy them?

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6 December 2015
last modified: 6 December 2015

It’s already December, the season when many of us decorate our house. Do you make Christmas wreaths by yourself or buy them? Tell us in the comments!

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Comments (12)

  • Kim Westwood

    I don't use them we don't actually have a front door. I use the stick on decals that you can remove, on the sliding doors. Any ideas on what to do with the Christmas cards I want to do something different besides stringing them along the windows. anything new would be appreciated.

  • jwhit478

    You can cut a slit in the fold and stack them like a Xmas tree. I always do this with my students.

  • dogmom5

    I make them for friends. I worked for a couple who hired me to make all sized wreaths & tabletop X-mas trees for a few years. They got branches from their land up north. When completed they sold them to many customers. My job only lasted about 6 weeks since it was seasonal. Loved making them.

  • dogmom5

    By Laurel Burch, artist

  • ladyrob1

    I have two tortured willow trees...(sometimes I wish I didn't since they grow fast and get all tangled up in themselves...and everything else) BUT... if I harvest some of the more interestingly 'tortured' young branches, denude them of their leaves and young bark, I have the frameworks for Christmas wreaths and other interesting decorations. The young little branches, once stripped of their outer soft bark and when dry, can be painted and decorated with glitter or whatever and stood in floor vases. This year, rather than a Christmas tree, having a large mixed pot of coloured, decorated and natural tortured willow branches...and maybe a few wreaths here and there, maybe some of the sentimental tree decos that come out every year and...since this is a cat friendly house...lots of curly ribbons hanging down from the tortured willow 'tree' with the odd fluffy little toy to intrigue. I prefer to bring nature into the house for Christmas. In pagan times at Yule...branches from Fir trees were brought inside and hung with apples and oranges Use was made of dried pine cones and home made candles were an everyday thing only some special ones were made for Yuletide...and that harks back to the cold climate countries...hence the sleigh bells and snow etc. For Australia I prefer to use our native trees and leaves for adornment also for the fragrance these waft around the house. I lovely big frondy lot of gum tree leaves all tied and arranged well and sat in a metal bucket can be a lovely natural touch more in keeping with am Aussie Christmas. Personally I think the commercialisation of tree and home decorations has become rather....'ratty-looking'..fake green pine branches, gaudy baubles etc. Well in advance we go collecting dried seed pods, pine cones and any other nature-products for Christmas decos...all natural and really beautiful!

  • whynottryit

    Both, some I have made; others I buy. Depends on the look I want and what I can find.

  • missie100

    Last year I made your starry night illuminated metal wreath.

  • chookchook2

    Moved on from wreaths some years ago and now have Tibetan bells instead.

  • ladyrob1

    @ chookchook...Tibetan Bells? Sounds interesting!

  • LouieT

    Hmmm...it does mix up Christmas with?

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    Make Room

    we usually make our own x-mas willow, we buy fresh twigs from the market and put it all together.

  • chookchook2

    Bells are very Christmassy. Hubby likes handmade, and I like fair trade.

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