The flowers were ready to join the compost, but the greenery was still lovely. So I decided to reuse the eucalyptus in another wreath. I will spare you the detailed instructions for making the wreaths - it's always the same story: Tie on with twine, overlap branches, done. The secret is in the
I rummaged through the drawers and found a test-tube. I wrapped some silver twine around the rim of the test-tube and then secured it on the bottom of the wreath. Then I simply popped a couple of flowers into it.
You've seen my versatile white frame again and again and again (am I boring you? sorry) - and here again: The winter wreath is now on display in my frilly frame above the kitchen mantlepiece. I have no idea how long the eucalyptus branches will last without water, but hey, if I get a week out of them, I'll be happy... After all, it was just an exercise in re-using material that was otherwise going to be thrown out.
Oh, and PS: That wreath is NOT straggly. It is purposely eclectic in shape. Yes! I like it that way *grins*... But yes, I agree, I should have tidied up the twine bits from which the wreath is hanging. Shame on me!!!