Natural Christmas wreaths using willow-part 4 – examples

December 9, 2010

in Making natural Christmas wreaths, Nature, health and well being

A christmas wreath in the making!!!!

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George Pilkington of Nurturing Nature made all of the willow wreaths. If you would like something similar for your school, community group, etc, contact me,  01925 452819/mob 0787 – 358 6685

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the journey begins……

Dressing by weaving in and out of the withy, pushing in both ends of the ivy

I have found ivy is the easiest material to use for the basic dressing of the wreath. I used to use conifer, but this was much harder to use not being as flexible as the ivy and had to be trimmed to keep the shape of the wreath in a circle.  Conifer, freshly cut can be used after the ivy ‘undercoat!”as it adds that pine smell to the wreath. Pine cones look nice as well.

keep wrapping and weaving the ivy around the withies

Using longer pieces of ivy makes life for easier workings as you wrap and weave the ivy to the wreath.

The variations of decorations is almost limitless!!

there are so many materials you can decorate the wreath with..

feeling christmassy yet?…..

you can go on…..

and on……

and on…

and on!!! Hope you enjoyed making your christmas wreath!!

All that is needed now is to use the gardeners string to tie a piece across the diameter of the wreath to use to affix to your door or wherever you wish to place it on display.   They are best kept outdoors as they tend to dry when indoors and this affects the colour and berries dry and drop off. And no plastic! Fantastic! I recently saw some natural christmas wreaths in a garden centre…£15 each!!!

George Pilkington Nurturing Nature make all of the willow wreaths. If you would like something similar for your school, community group, etc, contact me,   01925 452819/mob 0787 – 358 6685



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary December 10, 2010 at 8:14 am

Brill George! Thanks for this and the others. I’m hoping for a quiet time soon to have a good old rummage around your website.

Have fun!


nurturingnature December 18, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Thanks Mary. I hope to add more useful information as I develop the site. Cheers for now, George


Carms November 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hi dad can I have one of these for my house this year please!


nurturingnature November 20, 2015 at 11:21 am

Which one Carms?


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