When the weather begins to turn and the icy chill sets in, it’s hard not to start fantasising about toasty fireplaces, mulled wine, “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and dinner by candlelight.
I say do them all. All these winter consolations are genius inventions which shouldn’t be missed just for being born on the wrong side of the world.
Here’s a little Christmas in July wreath which you can make at home and celebrate this middle of the year (no celebrations coming up any time soon) month. It is the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas-not-Christmas table.
- Thin bendable wire
- Jewellery wire cutters
- Stems of fresh, pliable greenery, about 20cm long each (I used wattle branches since their silvery foliage is perfectly wintery)
Slightly overlap the branches at each end and join with a wire tie (secure the thickest side of the branch to the thinnest end of the branch before it, overlapping enough to create a thick join).
Et Voilà! Let the winter magic ensue.
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