Festive foliage for your front door.
I have wanted to make my own wreath for a good couple of years, and this year I was inspired by the Instagrammer, @aquietstyle, who posted up a beautiful tutorial to give it a go. However I still needed a little hand-holding and was delighted to learn that the florist Pollen Floral Jay was running a workshop in Harborne.
I dragged along a friend to this amazing new venue - The Boston Tea Party, Harborne. So, we made wreaths, drank mulled cider and listened to some great live music in this great cafe, which has such friendly staff and some perfect alfresco spots for the summer aswell. And there was fabulous cake after too....
There are lots of tutorials out there about how to make a wreath, so I won't be duplicating too much detail here. I just wanted to share a few pictures of a very fun evening, as I was so happy with the result!
We obviously started with a festive drink. :) Then we wrapped the moss around a stiff wire frame; and then added a variety of foliage with moss pins, but you could easily carry on wrapping it too. This greenery could easily be foraged but included ivy, eucalyptus and rosemary; other herbs could work just as well. And then we added some accents. What I really liked about this florist was her choice of pretty, delicate flowers and berries - suited my style perfectly.
And it now has pride of place of my front door! Just need to get cracking with last-minute shopping....
Merry Christmas folks!
Hi! I'm a ceramicist, based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Combining beauty and function my porcelain vessels are everyday objects you'll want to treasure. My work is slip-cast and wheel-thrown.