Saturday, 10 December 2011

Homemade Yule

Mossy wreathes made of twigs, moss, and lichens, bound with thin gold wire.

Mossy lichen balls, wrapped with the same thin gold wire, 


Handmade patchwork wreathes.

Using lots of natural elements...

Handmade patchwork wreathes hung on a traditional Finnish Cookie Tree.
Though cookies would be yummier, hanging from the tree they are too easy to grab and nibble every time one goes by. Wreathes are easier on the figure.

Most everything on the tree is either handmade or made of natural materials, with a few lovely tarnished brassy accents.

Muslin Snowman faces, 'Candy Sticks' of ribbon and dowels, stuffed burlap hearts, and birch bark star topper.

Burlap hearts , bark pears, twig balls, white painted pine cones, and lovely tarnished brass orbs.

A tattery, handmade, burlap wreathe.

Boa wreathe with large burlap bow.

Yet another wreathe, must of been a wreathe kinda year, made of hand-picked Mahonia
 (yep, ouch!)

Outdoor planters with living Cotoneaster. white Heathers, mosses, lichen covered twigs and branches.

Holly shrub, two varieties of white winter heathers (one to bloom in late fall, and in early winter), with a few added accents of mosses, lichens, twigs, cones, and a cute little solar lantern. 


  1. Nitty hola que buenas fotos la última rosca es bellisima que color!! muy buena elección un beso Sandra.

  2. You are so sweet! Thank you for your encouragement and kind words :)

  3. I absolutely love your natural decorations!


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