If you too want to make the similar decorations, this is what you will need:
- Plastic containers e.g. flower pots.
- Moss, tree bark, thin hazel branches.
- Diverse seed pods, fruits, flowers, dried lemon slices, pine cones, cinnamon sticks etc.
- Golden thread, decorative tapes, raffia, hemp fibre, gold spray.
- "Angels hair" in gold or red, small artificial apples.
- Tools: scissors, silicon gun (hot glue), stapler, garden secateurs.
- Small wraths made out of thin branches, semi-dried morning glory stems (I used them). The stems of Fallopia are also very good. I collect the stems in Autumn when the plant wilts. The nests as I call them, should be made immediately while the stems are still slightly moist.
- Candles. I use the scented ones.
Place the candle in the middle. The candle doesn't have to be longer than the pot. Fix some small box or yogurt plastic container (up side down) on the bottom of the pot to level it up with the top of the pot, then glue the candle to it. Fill in the pot around it with wrinkled paper. This will hold it in place.
Make a wreath and glue it to the top of the pot. Spray with gold. Now you use your imagination to place the apples, nuts, pine cones, bows, lemon slices etc around the candle.
Twig pot, cinnamon, dried lemon, pine cones, apples, wire star, alder male inflorescence (look like small pine cones), Chinese lanterns...
Bark pot, artificial apples, ones, chilly peppers, red angel's hair, box twigs...
Terracotta plate, hemp fibres, pine cones, diverse dried fruits (follicles), small red spheres...
These two candles are attached on pieces of wood.
It doesn't has to be always a wreath...
Some of these are half-done; I will put some fresh green twigs on them (box, mistletoe, pine, holly) when the time comes...