It’s CHRIIIIISTMAS (and therefore online wreath making workshop time)!! Well, almost and to be honest, I think we’re all happy to be heading to the end of this year…
I usually run wreath making workshops somewhere in London as nothing gets me quite as excited for Christmas is having a van full of pine and wiring dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks. This year I’ll be running some workshops from the awesome Make Town in Hackney so if you’re London based, grab a ticket and come and enjoy some creative time out.
This year is different though and I’ve had to think a bit differently to be able to ride the wave of challenges currently being thrown at us. Whilst washing up, (where all my best ideas seem to come…) I thought about running some online wreath making workshops and in the last few weeks, I’ve been busily bringing that idea to life so that Christmas cheer-in-a-box can arrive at your door, just in time for the decs to go up.
So how does online wreath making work?
Head over to my online shop and grab yourself a workshop. I’ve offered 3 different options for your box of goodies to be delivered, so you can coordinate when you’re getting the girls round or when you decide to put the tree up. I’ll also be sending you a link to the how-to video when I post out your box so you can choose when to sit down and make your wreath. I’ll be making the wreath from scratch in the video and sharing all my top tips for making it look gorgeous. You can pause, rewind, come back to it later so it will all be at your own pace.
What will an online wreath making workshop be like?
Online workshops are great. I did a few during lockdown with friends and it was an awesome way to feel together, whilst we were apart. If you have friends who are doing it with you, just get together on Zoom, press play at the same time and you’re good to go! I’ll be making everything along with you, from mossing the base to wiring the decorations. If I get too far ahead, you can just pause and catch up.
What will my wreath look like?
Traditional wreaths are by far the most popular in all the workshops I’ve run so I’ve gone for those! A mix of foliages including spruce, fir and berried ivy with gorgeous natural decorations including pine cones, cinnamon sticks, orange slices and seed pods – all of which will create that amazing christmassy smell that even the best scented candles can’t quite match.
How much does online wreath making cost?
The online wreath making workshops are £55, with free delivery. I’ve currently got an early bird offer on to grab one for £50, total bargain but be quick! As the offer ends on 30th October.
What do I need to take part?
I’ll be supplying everything you need to put your wreath together from moss, greenery and decorations to the wire and string you’ll need to bind them. The only thing I can’t send in the post is scissors so you’ll need a pair of those (secateurs are ideal but good kitchen scissors will do the job too). I’ll be cutting the foliage from the central branch for you to avoid the hardest to chop parts (and to get it into the box!)
You’ll also need a laptop or iPad to watch the video and make along with me. I also recommend a nice warm glass of mulled wine to get you in the festive mood but that’s not a requirement! If you want to add your own decorations, greenery from your garden, fairy lights, please do! I love seeing how people make the wreaths their own and bring them into your Christmas theme!