Decorative plants can be a great way to make your home more festive and give your garden a festive touch.
The best part?
It’s simple to make them yourself, and even though the process can take a little time, it’s worth it.
The Irish Times has been following the progress of a small group of gardener who are creating the world’s first ever Christmas tree.
The group, who call themselves “Gardening In Love”, began their work on Christmas Day by creating a Christmas ornament out of cardboard and a box.
The idea for the tree came from the couple’s favourite toy, the Lego version of the classic Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The couple have since turned their love of creating Christmas trees into a career.
Their creations have been seen on television and have even been featured on the show Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in which the team used a tree to make their own lightsaber.
The team’s love of Christmas began at a young age, and the couple had no idea they were doing anything special until they decided to create a tree that would stand out from their neighbours.
“We were sitting on the balcony of our house and I had seen this box, which was decorated with snow, and thought it looked pretty pretty and I thought it would be nice to put it in my house, and I decided I wanted to do it,” the couple said.
The pair wanted to create something special for their home and wanted to make it as unique as possible.
“When we were making the tree we were trying to think of things that we would like to do for our home, like make it special for a particular holiday or something like that,” they said.
“But then, after looking at all of the decorations we had, it just clicked with us that it would look really great to make our own Christmas tree.”
The team used cardboard as a template for their tree, using it as a base and then making shapes on top of it.
The process of building the tree took about four hours, and once it was complete the couple were left with the tree that they had been looking for.
They wanted to use a different type of cardboard for the Christmas tree, so they used an old wooden box, but the results were not what they had hoped for.
“The box that we used was made of plastic and it’s made of wood so it’s not a very high quality wood,” the Gardening In Life group said.
While the tree looks impressive, the team were unable to produce a model that could be used to decorate the Christmas decorations, so the Christmas ornament will be presented as a “pandora”.
“We don’t want to get too involved in making the actual tree, but we want to have some fun with the project, and if we get a bit of feedback we’ll start to make something more unique for the family,” the gardener said.
If you’re interested in learning more about making a Christmas decoration, check out our Christmas article here.
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