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.