Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Girls Night Out: Wreath Making Workshop

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Since having kids, I rarely go out in the evenings. I have always been an early-to-bed-early-to-rise sort, so it is a pretty big deal to go out, and on a weeknight.  Last night, I joined two girl friends for a  wreath making workshop at Ital Florist.  There were about 20 participants making evergreen wreaths and/or center pieces. It was so much fun and the smell of fresh cedars filled the workshop.  I also had a chance to try spray flocking.

The basic wreath form was a live 20 inch wreath and the participants could choose from a variety of ribbons, trimmings, baubles, spray flocking and glitter.  There were a number of designers on hand helping the participants with the concept and arranging and bow-making.

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There was also an informative demonstration on creating an evergreen center piece. Here are the basic steps.

1.  The designer used an oasis form.  She said not to compromise the oasis too much – poke the stem once. 

2.  Insert the greenery one branch at a time, single pokes.

3.  Add your baubles or decorative pieces. For the baubles, she removed the ornament hanger, and then inserted a skewer into the end of the ornament and then placed it into the oasis.

4. Finally, it is time to add your flowers. Again, single pokes one at a time.

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Here is a close up of my wreath. I used clear, pearl, and silver baubles. I also sprayed the wreath with white snow flock on top and glitter on the bottom. The peace sign is from the Michaels dollar bin and the yarn birds were bought at a 75% after Christmas sale from Bowring last year.

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Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by,

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10 comments:

  1. Lovely! Now, that's my kind of girls-night out!! Love all the embellishments and I especially love the red-checked "Peace" lettering.

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  2. Beautiful wreath ! And thank you for those tips on making an arrangement. You have to have confidence to poke once and leave it.

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  3. So pretty! Love the flocking and the cute red birds - What a fun girls night out :)

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  4. It's amazing! Every single detail like the birds, the sign, the baubles make one fantastic composition crowned by the sprayed branches! It must have been a special evening judging by the glimpses of beautiful wreaths in your pictures!

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  5. How fun! Your wreath turned out wonderful.

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  6. That sounds like a really fun evening and you've done a brilliant job. I hope it has pride of place on your front door.

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  7. Totally worth staying out for. Your wreath is lovely.

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  8. It's beautiful - even more so because you made it yourself!

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  9. It turned out lovely!! The birds are adorable...

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