How to create festive hanging baskets this Christmas
Step 1: Prepare your basket
Find a small bowl with deep sides and place it inside your basket, then cut some chicken wire to fit and place it inside.
Step 2: Trim your flowers
Snip the ends off your flowers and strip the base of each stem of foliage using a pair of secateurs. For your flowers, we recommend Australian natives as they’re hardy and long-lasting. Try flannel flowers, paper daisies, wax flowers, gum nuts, gum leaves and ornamental pincushions.
Step 3: Arrange your flowers
Secure your flowers in place by sticking the ends through the holes in the chicken wire. Start from the middle with the tallest and thickest branches and work your way out. Fill in any gaps with more delicate flowers. Finish your wreath by arranging lights and any ornaments through it. Make sure you protect the battery pack for the lights by placing it in a zip lock bag and tucking it out of sight. Then fill your bowl with water using a watering can and hang it.
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