For this Christmas Tree design, I have used a gold-sprayed basketry pot for the container.
I have used a dri-foam cone for the tree itself, and glued it into position in the top of the pot.
Then, starting from the base of the cone, I have pinned Ivy leaves in rows around the cone, bringing the first row down over the rim of the container.
Each leaf and row should slightly overlap, so that no foam is showing.
I have used quite undulating Ivy leaves for this, rather than flat ones, as I wanted a slightly uneven look to it.
I have pinned some gold artificial leaves at intervals all around the design, to bring a bit of festive spirit to the design!
Finally, I have added some small gold berries, pinned in at intervals.
|About the AuthorChrissie Harten lives in Redditch, Worcestershire, England, with her husband, and her cute dog Toby. Gardening is her passion, and Chrissie loves to describe herself as a plantaholic. When she is not in her garden, Chrissie teaches Flower Arrangements and plays the Saxophone. She is the Secretary and Internet Officer of Bromsgrove and District Flower Arrangement Society, which is affiliated to NAFAS.|