Our neighbours have a magnificent gum tree that hangs over our fence. I don’t know how long it will be there for, because one of the big limbs just dropped off in the storms a year or so ago. And they got an arborist to take a look at it confirming that it’s on its last inner urban legs (it’s a short life for inner urban trees that drop branches).
And it’s a profilic twig dropper as well. Which has been handy lately, becuase I have collected some and made myself a twiggy christmas star for our front door.
It’s cute isn’t it?
I got out my glue gun and glued the twigs into place, and then tied up the critical points with garden twine.
I tucked in some tiny spring/summer flowers – seaside daisy and salvia ‘hot lips’ – to make it a bit pretty.
I think I might collect some larger sticks and make a bigger one. And use it as the base of a Christmas wreath. With some more substantial flowers.
Clearly I am on a bit of a ‘nature craft’ roll.
Have you made anything crafty for Christmas this year?