Make Your Own Traditional Christmas Door Wreath

I'm delighted to be part of the #swifthomehacks campaign this year! When Swiftcover asked me to share a couple of simple Xmas DIY'S, I knew I had to share how to make a traditional Chirtmas door wreath.  The Christmas  wreath,  like  the  tree,  for me is  a  classic,  integral  part  of  xmas  décor.  I  take  huge  pride  in  my Christmas  wreath,  as  everyone  sees  it  as  they  pass  your  home.  It's also the  first  thing  guests  see  when   they  arrive  for  celebrations!  The  thing  is,  a  pretty  Xmas  wreath  can  often  cost  more  than  buying  the Xmas  tree!  Go  to  a  florist  and   you'll  be  looking  at  £100+  for  anything  detailed.  Even  local  flower markets  charge  a  good  £30-£40  for  a   basic  'real'  wreath  base  with  no  frills.  Yet with  a  bit  of  prep,  a bit  of  foraging  and  a  glue  gun,  you  can   create  a  really  professional-­looking,  real  Xmas  wreath  for  less than  £20.  

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The Non-Gardeners Guide To Planting The Most Stylish Summer Flowers

Hooray! My favourite part of May is here - Chelsea Flower Show week!!!! When I really got into interiors, I also found myself really getting into plants and flowers. A pot of flowers always adds to a room as the finishing touch, and I guess if the inside of your home is really important to you - why wouldn't you want the outside to be just as fab? I started really taking notice of what was growing in peoples gardens when I walked past, and poured over all the details that made up bouquets in the florist or supermarket. When I visited Chelsea Flower Show in 2012 and saw Nikki Tibbles' window box displays I was HOOKED. Her displays were just so beautiful, I wanted my outside space to look just like that! Nikki is still my absolute favourite florist (her Instagram account is worth a follow for the most opulent displays she creates @nikkitibbleswildatheart), although luckily I didn't discover her before my wedding otherwise I would have literally blown the whole wedding budget having her flowers everywhere...

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