Last night I attended a workshop run by Sarah from Poppy & Peonies to learn to make a Christmas wreath. Sarah created the stunning wreath that was chosen for the front cover of Ideal Home’s Complete Guide To Christmas (my summer baby), so I was excited to see what we’d be making.
Run in a beautiful church hall in Englefield Green, with sausage rolls, wine and Christmas tunes, Sarah showed us how to wire moss to a wire frame and then layer foliage and flowers, including senecio, eucalyptus, berried ivy, mimosa, rosemary, roses, thistle and hypericum. It was really amazing to see how different each person’s wreath looked considering we were all working with the same materials.
Here are a few photos from a wonderful evening that’s really put me in the mood for Christmas. It kicked off three days of festive crafting for me – I’ve got a kid-free house and stacks of Christmas craft ideas I’ve been wanting to try, so I’m in crafting heaven.
Oh, and if you can get to Englefield Green, Sarah has another wreath workshop taking place next week, so contact her for more details.
Look at my gorgeous wreath! I can’t wait to hang it on my front door. I shall try to ignore the fact that the front door is in dire need of a fresh coat of paint. Hopefully the wreath will work as distraction until the new year…