For the last few years I’ve had a generic plastic wreath on my door and thought it would be nice this year to make more of an effort with it. I went into Dublin city and picked up some fancy pants ribbons from A. Rubanesque who this year even have their own custom designed Christmas ribbons in store. It cost €10 euro for 3 types of ribbon. I picked up some willow branches too to start off my circle and then added some bendy branches from a tree in my garden to supplement them. The willow was pricey – €3 a pop, hence the need for other branches to fill it out.
The willow here is the green one, the others are brown. I wanted to add some festive natural colour to the wreath and still save money, so I painted the furry catkins on some pussy willow branches I had already.
After this was done I just added the ribbons and voilà, it was ready.