Today I finished a holly wreath I'd been working on. It is a mix of dark green and variegated holly leaves threaded on to a wire. The holly is an impressively tough plant and I used secateurs to cut the leaves from the branches. This also helped minimise prickles. there are plenty out of control bushes around Wylam that have benefited from a little pruning. I left the branches with berries on for the birds. I am pleased with the look of this wreath. I made it for my friend Joy, who kindly payed me for it. I am thrilled she is pixie peg crafts first paying customer. Thank you Joy!