Would you be surprised if I told you that this weekend was filled with festive preparations? I thought not! We took a trip to the farm shop to choose our Christmas tree, which we decorated as a family whilst accompanied by the glow of the fire. All the other decorations came out of the box too. I found last year's wreath, which I was pleased to hang up on the back door, but I felt that a new wreath was needed for our first country Christmas.
For the princely sum of 89p, the florist furnished me with a wire ring. A forage in our garden and the nearby woods provided the greenery. Add in some garden wire and a red ribbon, and our homemade wreath was complete and ready to adorn the front door.
It was also a weekend for present making. For grown ups, hot chocolate in a jar, adapted from this recipe. For children, playdough- also in a jar and inspired by this post and by this one.
Finally, there was time for just a little more paper doily crafting with the boys. This angel is now adorning the top of our Christmas tree, singing her little heart out.