I had this amazing and inspirational plan to decorate foraged twigs and branches from my garden with flossed threads, metallic yarn and beautifully festive wool.
I got the sticks.I sand-papered the sticks. I gathered the threads and wool.
But I haven’t done it.
The branches that I gathered in October are still in the same metallic pot, just as I placed them ‘for now’, back then, weeks ago.
And now when it comes to it, we’ve ended up with a real Christmas tree anyway. A tiny, plump little spruce that is still alive and that we can plant out after Christmas and that will grow with us. I love our tree, and I love this plan. But what about my amazing idea?
Well instead, I’ve simply hung a few of my decorations from the sturdier branches. There is no festive metallic thread, but I think it still looks reasonably gathered and foraged and unintentionally minimal.
Some artfully wound metallic threads would have made it a properly festive arrangement. But there’s not always time for everything…
Maybe it’s not as inspiring as it could have been, but still perfectly acceptable as a ‘second’ tree. I’ll decorate the twigs next year.
And I’ve got my ‘reindeer dust’ ready to sprinkle on Christmas Eve.