Tuesday, 10 December 2019

- Christmas Wreath -

Last weekend I went to a Christmas Wreath workshop over in Swaffham
It cost £40.


The workshop was completely full, some people had never made a wreath before and some were returning crafters.

We were shown step by step how to make our own wreaths and the instructions were really easy to follow.


We started off running the wire around our copper wreath and then covering it completely in moss before we started on any of the greenery.


We had a big selection of foliage to choose from, we could use as much or as little as we wanted.
If at any point you got stuck the florists would come over and lend a hand or talk you through how to correct it, or where to add some more foliage.

Once we had all finished with the greenery we were then walked through the next step...Decorating our wreaths.
We could each pick 12 decorations and a ribbon.
Then it was up to us what we picked and where we placed them.

Checking from a distance to see how it looked.
Placing the decorations in amongst the foliage.



I was really happy with my final piece, once all my decorations were in place I then went a bit glitter happy with the spray.

The finished wreath up on my door!
I was worried my hook wouldn't hold the weight of it, but so far so good. Even these ridiculously strong winds haven't blown it away yet.


 Having the amazon delivery man ask where I bought it from has been one of my Christmas highlights so far, as I got to smugly reply that I hand made it myself, I even have the ivy spikes in my fingers to prove it!


Making a wreath myself has defiently given me an insight at why handmade ones are so expensive to buy!
A lot of hard work and effort goes into them. My hands were completely black once I'd finished crafting mine and they hurt for days after.

Have you made a wreath this year? 


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