My brother and his wife have just bought their first home, and I wanted to make a wreath as a house warming gift.

I had a strong idea about colours and the charity shop gods were smiling on me, in that I found three shirts in exactly the right colours.

I used the shirts to make the main elements of the piece, really very simple shapes but effective when the colours and textures fit the theme.

Then I added some hand embroidered elements, a mini cross stitch and three little birds.

All together, lots of texture, lots of cuddly surfaces, something which is homely but also modern enough for an urban setting.

And they loved it too!