The other night I went to a Christmas wreath making workshop at our local pub. It was supposed to happen last year, but was cancelled due to heavy snow.
We have a variegated holly bush in the garden which this year is covered with berries. I also gathered holly and yew from the garden. The wreath bases were supplied as part of the worshop – these were round bases filled with oasis.
The first step was to put the evergreen material around the outer and inner edges. For my wreath, I used golden yew. The next row in was holly, which was infilled with extra berries to give colour. Finally I added the ivy.
I’m really pleased with how my wreath turned out – I failed art at school (the first person in my school to fail art in 20 years, so my teacher told me), so I sometimes have a bit of a confidence crisis with crafty things. More importantly, I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. – everyone’s wreath was different and they are now hanging on front doors around the village.
What Christmas crafts have you been getting on with?
Until next time, Tawney.