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    Make a seasonal wheat sheaf

    Posted on December 1, 2015 by in Bouquets, Christmas crafts

    DIY wheat sheaves The great thing about wheat sheaves is that they can be augmented with various flowers and botanicals depending on the season. Wheat sheaves traditionally celebrate harvest season, but these days they can be used for decoration year-round. Making a wheat sheaf A large wheat sheaf is easily made by combining about three […]

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    Dried flowers diaries November 2014

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by in Diary

    November – the time for natural Christmas crafts Dried flower crafts for the winter Once the clocks change and the evenings start getting darker, it’s great to start planning ahead for Christmas. At our house, it’s only a few weeks before we start thinking about putting a tree up. Natural Christmas decorations with cinnamon sticks, […]

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    Dried Flowers Diaries December 2013

    Posted on December 31, 2013 by in Diary

    Christmas dried flower crafts in abundance! I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas – I am writing this in the lull between Christmas and New Year, when the house is starting to look untidy, we’ve eaten far too much and the kids are starting to get restless! Here is a pic of me (left) with […]

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    My Christmas tree with simple natural homemade decorations

    Posted on December 16, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    Natural tree decorations My Christmas tree finally arrived courtesy of Mike and the local farm shop! I have had a relaxing morning decorating it with handmade natural decorations. These are all quick and easy and don’t even require glue (unless you want to stick glitter on the pine cones!). Decorating my tree with simple things […]

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    Wiring pine cones to make Christmas decorations

    Posted on December 11, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    Turning my pine cones into Christmas decorations In my last post I was getting messy making natural Christmas decorations with pine cones, glitter and paint. This time I am adding wire to the cones so I can attach them to the Christmas tree. In a world full of plastic, lets have some natural decorations! How […]

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    Natural Christmas tree decorations with pine cones

    Posted on December 10, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    Making pine cone decorations My Christmas tree is arriving very soon, and I have started making some natural Christmas decorations to go on it. How to make natural Christmas decorations using pine cones This is a great way to spend an afternoon with kids as it involves paint and sticking – just supervise them as […]

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    Dried flowers diaries November 2013

    Posted on December 3, 2013 by in Diary

    A busy month for natural Christmas crafts Gosh that month went quickly! It’s a bit mad in the workshop at this time of year, and the time really flies. I am looking forward to getting our Christmas tree this week. I am hoping to get it from the local farm shop, and let my children […]

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    Natural Christmas wreaths

    Posted on November 22, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    You can’t beat natural Christmas wreaths There are some great handmade Christmas wreaths out there, with felt, buttons, ribbon and all sorts of fancies, but I prefer something a bit more natural, with fruit, foliage and spices. Here are some Christmas wreath ideas I have accumulated over the years from ones I have purchased. Christmas […]

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    Three natural Christmas decor tips

    Posted on December 12, 2012 by in Christmas crafts

    Simple seasonal touches When it’s getting this close to Christmas, work is getting a bit hectic and I don’t necessarily have time to take on big craft projects. But you can get a seasonal feel without expending too much effort. Keep it simple with natural Christmas decor 1. Place some whole dried oranges in a […]

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    Dried flowers diaries November 2012

    Posted on November 28, 2012 by in Diary

    An up and down month but lots of dried flower makes It’s been a really wet end to the month in Supposedly Sunny Sussex, to the extent that we suffered flooding in the workshop this week. Luckily we only suffered the loss of a few hundred pounds worth of stock and our landlord was very […]

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