Winter offers up its evergreen leaves, delicate flowers and scented cones to make wondrous Christmas wreathes.
If you are observant, you can collect a pretty assortment of ivy, supple branches, pinecones,
conifer fruit and berries during an afternoon walk.
Twist three supple branches and bend them into a circle with about a 25 cm (10 in) diameter.
Wrap some wire around it for extra strength. Add more branches, using another wire to hold them.
When you are satisfied with the shape, make a loop to hang it from.
Adorn the wreath with the ivy, then the winter blossoms and berries. Discreetly attach each decorative addition using fine wire.
A few ideas for natural decorations: fir boughs, ivy, wild rose, hawthorn and alder berries,
conifer cones in stunning shapes and often scented, different pine cones, holly, mistletoe.