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Hi

 

I need something to make the basis of a Christmas wreath - something like this http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/natural-rattan-wreath-305cm/571262-1000

I'd buy one of these, except the postage is more than the item costs !

 

So, can I buy the rattan 'twigs' (not sure what to call them) and make my own ?

Or, are there alternatives ?

 

Any suggestions would be welcomed, thanks, H

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Can you raid a local hedgerow for flexible twigs? Or do you have anything of the trailing kind, like honeysuckle, in the garden that you can use pieces of, tied with some raffia?

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Ivy is already green and if you can find longer lengths to twine that would be good - or the twiggy bits - plenty of old man's beard in the hedgerows - or clematis from the garden.

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Ask a florist for a wire ring base to wind your twigs round. They're cheap and they'll sell you wire as well to secure the twigs.

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A wire coat hanger works well if you can source one & do old lampshades. You just snip off the bits you don't want with some wire cutters.

You can bulk buy wreath rings online ( famous auction site ) or from a florist. Willow twigs work well when bound with twine.

Emma.x

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Thanks all.

We got some Hazel cuttings from local environment centre (where OH goes walking).

OH tried to make wreath but twigs were too inflexible.

Will try something else soon.

 

H

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