All about festive garlands
Christmas vegetables, apples, succulents and berries….
APPLES: I walked past a huge box of apples outside of a neighbours house. They were free and when I noticed another batch again a week later I though that maybe I could make awreath for my door with them.
You can make a beautiful garland with anything. This colourful apple version is an attractive decoration for any door, and it’s ideal for feeding hungry garden birds too.
1. Gather stored apples that haven’t begun to decay (or cheat and buy them fresh at the supermarket).
2. Take a length of thick wire – a coathanger is ideal – and skewer each apple in turn through the side (not lengthwise, as the core is too tough).
3. Use pliers to twist the free ends together to form a ring.
4. Space the apples using ties of raffia. This will help to keep the apples from touching each other and spreading any decay.