Each year in December I go around the garden collecting greenery to make Christmas wreaths to go on the front door, garden gate and entrance gates.
The natural base is made of ivy, cornus and hazel sticks, reusable every year (been going for five years now) and can be composted when they do break down.
The only non recyclable part of these wreaths is a small amount of florists wire to attach some of the pieces. These I carefully remove, straighten and re use the next year. The base and fir cones will be saved for next year and the rest is composted.
The blackbirds love the apples so I put those on the gates.