One of my favourite things about the holiday season is making wreaths. I really love to make them any time of year actually, there are so many variations using seasonal materials that they don’t just have to be for Christmas.
That being said, there is nothing like the smell of freshly cut evergreen branches to get you into the Christmas spirit! This year I taught a few different workshops and thought I would share a few photos from each one. Please excuse the image quality as they were all snapped with my iphone which is in serious need of an upgrade! Hmmm actually maybe that’s what I should have asked Santa for….
The first one this year was extra special as it was for a few of my very dear friends and their mamas. My mom joined in as well so it was a real mother-daughter kick off to the holiday season this year.
Next up was a series I did with the gang at Old Faithful, if you haven’t visited their shop in Gastown you must! Or pop by their website as they have everything online as well. I teamed up with them last year to host this event and it was a great success so we did it again this year for 2 nights. The wreaths we did at these workshops were succulent based and are constructed a little differently than the more traditional evergreen wreaths.
There seems to be a running mother-daughter theme here, as we had moms and their daughters both nights!
The girls that run the super cute blog Treasures & Travels attended one of the workshops at Old Faithful and they did a great post on it here. Their photos are MUCH better than mine, so you might want to check it out.
And last but not least yet another mother-daughter team! The lovely Jen from Dames and Dolls Makeup wanted to surprise her mom with a workshop for her birthday. So I headed out to Maple Ridge to Jen’s adorable abode to teach another group of ladies how to make wreaths.
So there you have it, time to put the evergreen aside and relax for a few days. I hope you all have a very Happy Holiday season! I’ll leave you with one last photo. See you in 2015!!!