As a former florist I must admit I love Christmas! It gives me creative license to make what I want and push it on people as presents! Ok I am not quite that rude but I do create headaches within my household as I can’t stop creating presents or household decorations, and don’t get me started on the baking! Filling the house with smells and aromas which you only get at Christmas! Yes oh yes! I do love it!

Hence I thought I would share what I have been up to!

This weekend saw me making wreaths created from hangers, and pine branches wrapped around them, which were collected from fallen pine trees around the Dorset area. A good work out as well as a foraging trip!

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Whilst I was wrapping the wreaths I oven dried oranges and apples which decorated the tree, wreaths and I even used them to hang on presents for decorations. This can be done so easily and doesn’t cost much. The whole family can get involved!

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When it came to presents we decided to pickle quail eggs and cook up flavoured oils. This year we used the homegrown chillies and rosemary and added a few garlic cloves for that extra kick!

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The weirdest creation though was our home made TV stand! There had been pallets loitering around the studio collecting dust so after taking inspiration from CuCo’s creative office Pintrest board I decided my family and I were to utilise them and make a TV and stereo stand!

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Before you ask, no I don’t have extra hours in the day I just don’t know how to sit still! Guess it is a plus at Christmas and as long as I am tucked away in a corner, my family don’t have to worry about the next thing I will be asking them to help me with!

Saying that though, making the  gingerbread house this weekend! Can’t wait!!!

Happy Christmas all!