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How to make a heart-shaped birch Christmas Wreath

PUBLISHED: 10:35 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 10:35 02 December 2014

heart-shaped birch Christmas Wreath

heart-shaped birch Christmas Wreath

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For an unusual door wreath, why not try making one out of birch twigs this year? Derbyshire Life visits Jane Lowe at home in Bargate, near Belper, to find out how

Birch wreath - try our step-by-step guideBirch wreath - try our step-by-step guide

Materials

Wire heart (available from florists and garden centres)

Black matt spray paint

Birch twigs – you could also use hazel, willow or cornus

Accessories such as stars and buttons

Glue gun

Raffia

Scissors

Extras

If you would like extra colour add some holly and ivy, a bright ribbon or sparkly baubles to your wreath

Jane Lowe has been interested in horticulture since childhood and fondly remembers helping her grandfather, who was involed in the local horticultural society in Tibshelf, create floral displays. After working as a teacher for 25 years, Jane decided to pursue her love of flower arranging and attended a floristry course at Broomfield College. She now runs her own bespoke floristry business - Astrantia Floral Design - with the help of Carol Harris, and is also a long-time member of Allestree Flower group, one of the county’s last remaining floral societies.

Allestree Flower Group meets at the Evergreen Hall on the third Tuesday of every month. Anyone interested in joining should contact Lesley Bird on 01283 702601. Jane Lowe can be contacted via jane@astrantia.orangehome.co.uk

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