I’m embracing all things natural for my Christmas decorations this year and I’m calling it my “Woodland Christmas”.
I got the idea for my moss wreath when I was out and about driving down our country roads and I spied a whole bunch of it growing in a north-facing ditch. I screeched to a halt (well, not really), I pulled over to the side of the road, donned my garden gloves (which I have with me at all times) and started to carefully pull some of it up – it literally came up in sheets!
It only took me a few minutes to fill a garbage bag full of it and off I went. What a score!
When I got home I searched around my yard for things to use as accents. I found some fungi (baby robustus conk, I think), dried rose hips, lichen-covered twigs, and pine cones. I had a grapevine and wire garland (from my autumn banister) and I knew it was the perfect thing to secure the moss. I then tied a little gold-edged burlap bow at the top, slightly off-centre. The final touch was a cute little bird that I already had.
I made it before the snow fell – just laid everything on the ground and secured the moss to an old twig wreath with dental floss and wire.