17th October 2022
Dried autumn leaves strung on a thread make an attractive alternative to a Christmas paper chain. Now is a good time to collect leaves of different shapes and colours. Some leaves are better than others – horse chestnut leaves shrivel very quickly whereas sweet chestnut, oak and acer leaves keep their shape and colour. You can keep the leaves between the pages of a book until needed.
Seed pods can make interesting decorations when strung on a thread or hung as baubles. Pine cones too make good Christmas decorations.