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A Year of Bringing Nature Inside – Week 48/52

2nd December 2018

Now that we have arrived in December I’ve decided to put something festive in the house (though the tree will be a few more days). So, for week 48 of #ayearofbringingnatureinside I am sharing a simple wreath that I put together from homegrown herbs and foraged pinecones.

I have previously taken part in wreath making workshops and a couple of times have made full blown moss lined wreaths. I love doing this, but they are a lot of work, and are time consuming. With a small baby I decided it was unlikely that I could fit one in this year. So I decided to re-visit my wreath base from last year of an embroidery hoop. This year I chose the largest one from my collection and set off into the garden to pick herbs.

I was disappointed to find my purple sage looking a bit leggy and chewed so I passed on using that but picked plenty of rosemary and bay. Back in the kitchen I used some green garden twine to secure pieces of rosemary to the embroidery hoop to create a base. I then added sprigs of bay and finally added some pinecones.

This was a very quick and simple wreath to make but I am really pleased with the simplicity of it and the herbs are making my porch smell amazing. I doubt it will last all the way through December but if it starts to wilt it will be easy to recreate.

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