So…… here we are on day 2 of our advent calendar and it involves the great outdoors! Today we must don our ‘yellies’ and go on a greenery hunt to make a wreath! Now Lizzie loves the great outdoors and was delighted by the sound of ‘yellies on’. Becksie must admit while she likes to go outside today she wasn’t leaping from the door whooping but…..yellies on and we had a lovely time. Now our mission was to ‘go on a walk and collect greenery to make a door wreath’ but about 3 minutes into our walk an idea struck us. Our plan was to collect our bits and pieces and then go into Faringdon and purchase an oasis wreath as we did last year but…… a cunning plan was formed to go a bit blue peter (well actually to do it a) alternative and b) to not spend any money).
So we collected our items and had a lovely walk. Now our act of kindness for the day was to ‘pick up five pieces of litter each’ so……. Lizzie and Becksie decided to pick up 15 as a way of also helping daddy who was of course busy at work.
So here it is our alternative, free, Christmas door wreath. it’s by no means perfect and we have no idea as to whether it will last until the big day but….. like our year without supermarkets we concluded it was the joy of doing it that was actually better (and more fulfilling) than the end result. Just in case you fancy having a go here is a quick tutorial on how!
Cut out a wreath shape in a heavy cardboard. Pierce a hole in the top and secure something to hang it by.
When ours is dry we will hang it on the front door in the hope to spread a bit of homemade Christmas cheer – photos to follow.