Flowers Holidays

Christmas Wreath Workshop at Flower Temple

December 18, 2012
Christmas wreath | Madame Bonbon

I love a beautiful fresh floral wreath at Christmas. So last Saturday I popped into Christmas wreath workshop at Flower Temple in the city. Originally I was looking to purchase a wreath for home this year, but when I saw this workshop being offered, I thought it would be fun to learn how to make my own. There’s something special about a freshly-made Christmas wreath – don’t you think.  Here are some of my tips from my workshop at Flower Temple.

Tips from my Christmas Wreath Workshop

  • When choosing spruce from your flower market/florist always handle it before buying. Look for the less prickly variety.
  • Start with your larger elements and ensure you leave enough space between so you can fill with smaller elements.
  • Begin arranging with your green elements and accent with colour later.
  • Keep your wreath round and balanced but, not necessarily flat.
  • Stand, don’t sit, so you can look over your arrangement as you work.

If you are interested in doing a flower arranging class, I highly recommend the workshops at Flower Temple. They are small intimate classes and quite reasonably priced.  You’ll definitely walk  away with a real grasp on basic flower arranging. I am going to book into a few more classes next year – maybe I’ll see you there 😉  Click [HERE] for the link to the workshops.

 Image above: Flower Temple in Artemis Lane, Melbourne.

Image above: Having a little browse around the store before my workshop commenced.

Image above: My chaotically organised benchtop full of spruce and berries at this stage 😉

Image above: The pièce de résistance created by our learned leader, Liz. We all strived to create something as unique and beautiful as this.

Image above: My colleagues and I were all equally impressed with our creations. We managed to create our own unique wreaths too. 

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