I finally did it! I finally got to make my own door wreath for Christmas! Earlier in the year, myself and my pal Jenni booked into a wreath making class for December with a local florists. It was everything I’d hoped it would be and more.
We booked in with Bluebell Wood Florist who are a local independent florists in our town. Upon arrival on the night, we were greeted with smiles and prosecco(two of the loveliest things to see when you leave home baby free for the evening!) The wonderful staff had already filled out metal rings with moss(the base for your wreath) before we had arrived and after a quick tutorial we were beginning to gather up the spruce and other evergreen bits and bobs to start building up our wreath!
I won’t try to explain the technique that we were taught as I’m no teacher, but it really was a great and simple way to teach us all, especially those like myself who had never done this kind of thing before. I found our instructions super easy to follow and I was really getting into building up the base of my wreath.
Creating the base for our wreaths was actually super fun and surprisingly it was what took up most of the time. I was half tempted to not decorate the wreath as I thought it looked quite cute naked!
Once this was done, it was time to start getting creative and adding some decorations to our wreaths. The lovely ladies(and gentleman) from Bluebell Wood Florist had set up a huge area filled with boxes and bags of different decorations. They had everything from baubles to acorns and berries, fruit and basically, absolutely everything Christmassy! I decided to go natural and used some dried orange slices and cinnamon. My friend Jenni went even more natural and used lots of berries and holly and I think her wreath looks absolutely gorgeous!
Photo taken from The Bluebell Wood Florist’s Facebook page
I went against the norm and decided to make and place a bow at the bottom of my wreath rather than at the top. I deconstructed a piece of holly and pinned it into place in the centre of the bow and I think it really ties it all together. What do you think?
Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with our experience and I’m already looking into booking onto a workshop for some spring and summer floristry too! My festive natural themed wreath is now hanging proudly on our front door and I know I’m going to struggle to take it down once Christmas is over! It’s just too pretty to get rid of!
Have you ever attended a wreath making class? Or do you have one coming up? I’d love to know your thoughts!