Transform a collection of cards into a beautiful arrangement
Create an original alternative to the traditional fir. Take a bare winter branch, tie it to a cane secured with stones and logs inside a wicker basket and, using mini clips, attach cards of different shapes, sizes and styles to the twigs. Top with a simple star.
Armchair, cushion and box, from a selection, Decorative Country Living. Wicker basket, £35, Toast. Victorian child card with tinsel and beading, £3.99, The Christmas Shop. All other cards, from a selection, The Royal Academy. Wooden mini pegs, £1 for 24, Unique Scrap Store. Wrapping paper, from a selection, Paperchase. Ribbons, from a selection, V V Rouleaux
Styling: Ben Kendrick with Caroline Reeves and Laura Vine. Photos: Claire Richardson