Not the World Wide We, but a Willow Weaved Wreath!

Willow wreath1

I think I have inadvertently started a tradition for making a wreath for our front door. Two years ago, hubby booked me onto a very pleasant afternoon’s wreath making course at a National Trust property, where I learned how to make a traditional wreath. Last year, I made one from baubles, and this year, I visited Langford Lakes, one of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Reserves, to learn how to make my very own willow wreath!

Willow weaving is, I found, really quite theraputic (once you have got the first couple of sticks done and it has stopped boinging apart…) and under the tutelage of the lovely Amy, I came up with this little beauty

All made with natural materials, and the willow frame can be used again and again.

Whilst I was busy weaving, the boys were kept amused making tree decorations from plastic bottle bottoms, and sweet wrappers,

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and seed studded paper (more on this to come!). And they went for a walk around the beautiful, tranquil (when no being marauded by two small boys) environs of the Lakes.
It was a fab, festive day out 🙂

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    • See if you can find some instructions for what to do with the willow before attempting to weave it Vivienne-I think the stuff we used had been soaking in the lake for a week!

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