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« on: December 14, 2010 02:49:13 AM »

Every year I make a wreath for the house to hang during Christmas. I suppose you could describe my husband & I as foodies so I always try and link the wreath to food. Last year I made a chilli & lime wreath. This year I had the slightly mad idea of making one from brussel sprouts. I'm not sure what it is like in the rest of the world, but here in the UK it is traditional to eat sprouts with your Christmas dinner. People either love or hate the vegetables!

Due to the extreme cold weather we've had here recently many sprout harvests have failed or been frost damaged. The sprouts in my in-law's allotment suffered and we're no longer edible. The majority of them had opened up like little sprout flowers. Not one to throw something away I decided to fashion them in to a festive wreath.

The base was just a moss circle I picked up from the garden centre and I just attached the sprouts by wrapping around with florist wire. I started with the middle ring of sprouts then worked on the sides. The final sprouts (the ones that were still tightly formed ) we're stuck on with a glue gun. All in all it took about 2 hours. Sorry for the first few blurry photos. I was too lazy to get out the tripod!



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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010 04:22:15 AM »

Very pretty and original!
Great idea.

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010 04:22:31 AM »

I love it! It looks so festive with the green ribbon! I am definitely a sprout lover (I think they're like Marmite for hate/love reactions) Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010 05:06:30 AM »

LOVE THIS! I would have a hard time sacrificing so many Sprouts! This is totally worth it though.

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010 05:19:27 AM »

I'm also a sprout lover but didn't feel guilty so much with these sprouts as they were heading for the compost heap. It's a bit rustic looking, but I like it that way. Postman didn't know what to make of it when he saw it this morning!

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010 05:20:19 AM »

This is fantastical! Who knew sprouts could be so festive? Smiley

« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010 09:02:08 AM »

I love your Tim Gunn spirit - Make It Work!  :-)  I have to agree that it looks Fantastic!!  Very Clever, a vegetable recycle...that's gotta be a first!

« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010 09:05:28 AM »

It's really beautiful and clever. Wish I had one for my front door!
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010 09:23:38 AM »

I love it - if they're on the door they're not on your plate!  Grin
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010 02:25:13 PM »

Is it bad that my tummy started grumbling the second I saw this?  I am always Team Brussels Sprouts.  ALWAYS!  Smiley

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