Trip To Burley, New Forest / Halloween Garland.

November 2, 2014

Last week, Kieran and I took a trip to Burley in the New Forest to hunt for a decent looking branch for a Halloween garland idea we’d come up with (after spending too many hours scouring Pinterest!) 


The place itself is quite remote and small, but incredibly beautiful at this time of year. Burley itself is known as the original witching town of England, so it seemed pretty apt to be heading that way before Halloween! 

After venturing out into the forest to find our branch, we settled on this one I gathered up amongst the leaves and trees. It was asymmetrical and thought it would look perfect to hang some hessian fabric bunting with gardeners twine!

Jumper: Monki | Jeans: TopShop | Belt: New Look | Bag: Primark | Branch: Burley 😉
We then walked over to The White Buck pub for lunch, which was warming and comforting in this Autumnal weather. I opted for Porter Salmon with a beetroot and chicory salad served with dill mousse, and garlic olives to start. Kieran went for mackerel topped with chilli served with a side salad. The meal was delicious, although I did have to leave the dill mousse as I stupidly forgot that it may actually include dairy… oops! 

The pub also doubles as a hotel, with a range of rooms ranging from comfy to indulgent, which all look amazing on their website. Kieran and I wandered into one of their side rooms and which had decor that I immediately fell in love with! The whole place had such a cosy and welcoming atmosphere that we’ll be back soon for sure!

Afterwards, we headed back home to get started on our crafting venture! Driving home was beautiful itself as we curved in and out of the New Forest.

We cut small rectangles out of the hessian (Hobbycraft, £3.99 p/m) and then freehanded some lettering with a Sharpie before going over it with some black acrylic paint. 

We then hung the branch with screw hooks and twine into the roof of the staircase before tying more hessian around the branch for each piece of bunting, which we hooked through a small hole cut into each piece at the top. 

And voila! We placed our pumpkin patch (one we made earlier!) with munchkin bats underneath to complete the look.

Hope you all had an amazing Halloween! 

Lottie x


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