ian-and-charles  gardening_centre404Yesterday was our last gardening session of the year and it was a busy one that involved not only gardening but learning how to make Christmas table decorations using flowers and leaves from the garden. Elsa kindly brought in a mix of rose buds, white blossoms, ivy leaves and lavender alongside the materials to make a lovely piece for the Christmas table.

We had Christmas songs playing alongside some mince pies and chocolate treats whilst we made the beautiful decorations and they were surprisingly so easy to make!

All you need is:

  • Toilet roll
  • Elastic bands
  • Glue
  • Aluminium foil
  • Flowers, branches, leaves

To make:

  • Wrap some aluminium foil around the toilet roll and fix in place with either glue or an elastic band
  • Place a couple of elastic bands in different places along the roll
  • Place in the flowers and leaves through the elastic bands
  • Decorate with ribbon & any other materials

And there you have a Christmas table decoration!

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It was really good fun and the gardening volunteers loved it. We were also treated to Elsa’s cake concoction which this week was a rich chocolate and raisin cake. Read the rest of this entry »

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