Make a lichen-covered branch with crab apple baubles
In damp places you'll find branches of trees covered with the most magnificent lichen. At Christmas a branch like this, decorated with baubles and ribbon adds a natural touch.
- 1 found branch
- Galvanised bucket with stones and chippings
- Crab apples (these are from Malus ‘Evereste’)
- Florist’s stub wire
- Ribbon cut to 26cm with diagonal ends
Secure the branch in the bucket with rocks. Pour on chippings. Trim the branch to the best shape. Use wire cutters to cut a pile of 6-7cm lengths of florist’s stub wire. Make a small ring on one end. Push the other end through the base of the crab apple. Form another bigger ring and thread the ribbon, tying a loop. Hang the ribbon from the branch.
Styling by Kristy Ramage