I met a lady in the train yesterday whom I know from the gym classes I take. She is lovely, highly educated, but so far unlucky in life. When I asked her how she was, she told me “these days are a bit difficult for me, being lonely and all”… I tried to change the conversation to something that would please her (which only partially succeeded) and after we parted, stayed with this idea in my head of how many people are really in need of someone they could call their “own” -and how many others take that for granted. In both cases, it hurts. You also very often feel very pressed and angry for the time waisted, thus staying forever unsatisfied. So for all the people that feel bitter in this idea of gatherings and festivities, I need to say that there is no love more complete, no company most perfect and no satisfaction more grand that being able to truly feel all that warmth with no-one else but ourselves alone. Then, I believe, everything else will magically start to come without effort.
I don’t know how I managed to post this today, I have been running here and there trying to make time for everything. It has been a cold but lovely sunny day and some days since I made the dried citrus fruits for decorations, it really seemed there have been standing there on the kitchen counter, forever. So today I decided to finally make a Christmas Wreath using all the different greenery for the garden, some natural string and some previously bought glitter and glue. A very low cost, fully natural, lovely DIY Christmas wreath for our entrance door.
It is very easy to make actually, and nothing more than the greenery and some string is needed. Not even glue.
- First take a thin (not very dry because it will break) branch and make the desired circle. Tie very well the two edges with the string at the end.
- Add 1-2 branches more and “tangle” them around the circle too. Tie them in different places.
- Add the greenery you want as the base of your wreath (in this case some foliage which I stole from the Christmas tree :))
- Add the rest of the green, keeping in mind to have a “mirror” effect at the bottom.
- Take the pine cones (I previously added glue and glitter on them but you can keep them natural), pass a piece of string through the centre and tie it carefully at different places on the wreath (it does not have to be symmetrical, natural is always better).
- Add the dried oranges but passing a string through them and making a knot or a bow at the end.
There it is! Lovely, sparkly, all natural, almost no cost, happy Christmas wreath, dedicated to all the lovely souls out there.