Wreathes are a must for every country home at Christmas, and this heart shape version is easy to recreate. We made ours with stripped willow for a rustic touch, which needs a good soak for a couple of days to make it pliable. Either place in a bath weighed down or buy a special soaking bag.
Taking four strips of soaked willow, arrange so the thickest ends are together and bind with twine or wreath wire. Tie again about 30cm along the length. Divide and bend the strips to make a heart shape, using the image as a guide, then secure at the base of the heart. The remaining willow ends create an attractive ‘tail’.
To shape these together, use a temporary tie which can be removed when the willow has dried out. We added some ivy and berries threaded and tied on the wire to make circles, and then we tied on a glass bauble. Hang up with ribbon or attach with twine to the top of the wreath.Tweet