This year my Christmas decorating has been inspired by the beautiful native eucalypts and banksia trees in our garden. With lush foliage and truly Australian colours, I've delighted in adding branches to vases and sprinkling nuts and flowers around our home for the festive season. A lovely and easy way I've found to decorate with these charming natives is in the shape of a simple Christmas wreath.
Gather some lovely branches.. Look for interesting foliage, nuts and flowers.
Using some twine, gather braches together one at a time and tie to form a circular shape. Let the branches guide the shape of the wreath and don't worry if it's not perfect, the beauty is in the raw and natural flow of the leaves.
Once your happy with the shape, cut off any extra twine, hang and enjoy.
I just love how simple and effective this wreath is, especially in when there is so much to do in the lead up to Christmas. And the true beauty of a wreath like this is, the leaves dry beautifully so you can use it for decorating all year round.
What are you enjoying decorating with this festive season?