We had a blissfully un-busy weekend, so I took the children for a play and walk at a nearby river. Truth be told, I had an ulterior motive because I've been dreaming about making some wreaths for Christmas and I saw my chance: some spare time, a forest, a pair of scissors and two willing children to collect pine cones and other bits and pieces from the ground.
When we got home, we made these wreaths- one for our front door and one for some friends. To make the frame I used lengths of green willow-branch and twisted them into circle(ish) shapes, and tied them in place with small pieces of florist's wire. I think string/twine would also work. Then I wrapped small pieces of wire around the base of the pinecones and attached those to the frame- and tucked in some other leaves, seeds and those little green magnolia-type flowers. I managed to attached some of the decorations by tying them with toitoi leaves, which are very strong and supple. And I was thinking that I might tuck in some fresh flowers on Christmas day, too.
And so we have a rustic, summery, Southern-hemisphere wreath for our pink front door.