Make your table worthy of your Christmas feast by creating one of these last minute decorations using pickings from your garden, window box or hedgerows – simply gorgeous. Vases of larch cones, crab apples and winter berries are quick and easy to do
What you'll need: Jars; ribbon; natural decorations from the garden and hedgerows
1. Keep hold of empty jars in the run-up to Christmas as they can be
recycled into vases.
2. Tie some ribbon around the necks to add a festive touch and fill
with pickings from the garden and hedgerows. Evergreen herbs
such as rosemary and bay work well, providing a lovely aroma.
3. Add a few stems of hawthorn berries or pyracantha for a shot of
4. Even more simple is to fill a few jars with larch cones and crab
apples. On crowded Christmas tables smaller decorations like this
work much more effectively, taking up less space, allowing guests
to chat without being obscured by plant material.