The moment December comes around, I’m always itching to make a Christmas wreath. The smell of those beautiful wintergreens bring you instant Christmas vibes and it makes for the perfect project to transition from autumn into winter. In this post I’ll share how I made this rustic Christmas wreath that’s perfect to grace your front entrance during this season.
Oh, how I love this time of year. All the food, lights, cosiness and then some more food again.
When it comes to the Holidays, most people like to go all out, right? I think it’s amazing how people channel their inner chefs for the occasion to create a feast for their loved ones. Out come the wild birds, game, artisan cheeses and heirloom veg. Yum.
We’ll be spending Christmas with the family and we’re all bringing something to the table – I kinda like that style of buffet, although I’ve been known to cook a seven course meal as well. There’s a time for everything; this year we’re keeping things simple so we can make the most of our precious family time.
With all this food we’re buying and preparing, there is bound to be a lot of waste as well. We don’t really like to think about that much, but I’m too often to blame for wasting food myself. It breaks my heart knowing other people are starving while I throw food out, when I haven’t cared enough or have overbought. So this Christmas I’m making an conscious effort to cut down on my food waste, and I’m sharing a few tips so you can join me!
Making wreaths is definitely one of my favourite things to do around this time of the year – choosing the prettiest greens, bring them home & put them out on the table. I’ll make myself a lovely tea, put on some Christmas music and get started with arranging. I love how it makes the house smell of a winter forest, creating an instant Christmas fix.
If you never made your own wreath, you might want to give this a try. You can make them as simple or as luscious as fits your style – but every time they turn out so different, and I love how a wreath never needs to be perfect to look beautiful. They make your house look & smell amazing! Wreaths also make a perfect gift for someone special. Or how about gifting one to someone who could use a little extra encouragement or support during this season?
A few years ago Dan and I were planning our wedding. We had a tiny budget so we had to keep costs down where we could. My mum offered to make the cloth napkins for our garden dinner party and they just looked perfect within that outdoor setting! Afterwards, they got distributed among our family and now we have a stack of them sitting in our cupboard. They come out every time we have dinner guests over.
Exchanging disposable items for reusable ones in your home makes such a difference. It’s often simpler than you think, yet it cuts down your waste for as long as you continue to use it.
One of those very simple things you can change is replacing your paper disposable napkins by cloth ones. They don’t only make your dinner table look so much more refined, they are lovelier to use and you won’t have to throw them away!