I honestly can not believe how quickly this year has gone, I mean we’re now in November, NOVEMBER?! Crazy! With Christmas fast approaching, you know it is on it’s way when the much anticipated John Lewis Advert is aired on TV. I’m going to be completely honest, it’s not my favourite! I know don’t hate me, I really wanted to love it but I was a little bit disappointed, what did you think? Anyhow I digress, back to our festive wreath making masterclass and with it being just one month away I thought it might be nice to take a look back at all the action from last years class….
I really do love Christmas, it’s just such a magical time of year isn’t it? especially for the little ones. I remember when I was younger and every year on Christmas Eve my mum would take me, my sister and brother to the pantomime along with our aunts and cousins and every year we would be taken to London to look at the Christmas lights and the department store window displays, Selfridges and Harrods were always my favourites! Then as you get older it’s going to the office Christmas party or parties (not that I have been to one since starting the business, one of the downsides to being self employed!) Hosting dinner parties and spending precious time with family and friends and what better way to get into the festive spirit then by making your very own Christmas wreath? I like to offer an array of goodies to choose from so each person creates a wreath that is unique. From dried ingredients such as hydrangeas, lavender and poppy seed heads to fruits, feathers and berries.
The winter season is such a fabulous time of year for foliage and I think it’s lovely to create a wreath that is packed full of texture! Pine, mimosa, eucalyptus and berried ivy to name just a few and then there’s the herbs for their lovely scent, rosemary being a definite favourite of mine.
Wax flower is lovely for adding a touch of colour to wreath designs and works really well paired with berries and fruits, it also lasts absolutely ages too which is perfect and has the lightest lemony scent to it.
I always think it’s lovely to make your wreath from scratch which is what we do in our festive wreath making masterclass as you get so much satisfaction out of what you have created and it’s a great technique to learn. Using a metal ring which we then moss with wire to create your base, it can be quite messy but surely that’s all part of the fun no?!
I love seeing everyone’s finished creations and one thing that has always fascinated me about flowers (even from my university days when I was learning flowers) is how every single persons creation will look different even if on occasions we were set tasks using all the same ingredients. Everybody would still create something different and none of them would ever look the same or even similar. Each person has their own individual way of arranging and placing ingredients.
Voila! Everyone’s finished wreaths, didn’t they do a fab job! Along with all the goodies to make your wreath our festive wreath making masterclass also include all the tools you need along with useful step by step handouts that we create for you to take away and keep and our branded notebooks which we give as a little gift. Handy for doodling your design ideas in and of course mulled wine and mince pies, how very Christmassy indeed!
This year our wreath masterclass is being held at the stunning Bradbourne House which offers free parking or alternatively the nearest train station is East Malling, for more information check out our floral masterclass page. We only have a few spaces left to secure your spot email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you there…
Image Credit: Hannah Larkin Photography