Christmas Wreath Making Workshop At House Of Botanics, Newcastle

Disclosure: House of Botanics organised this blogger event. They did not ask for any coverage but in the spirit of supporting small businesses and having such a good time; I wanted to share my experience.

How _To _Make_ A _Christmas _Wreath

When the invitation dropped in my inbox for a Christmas wreath making class I couldn’t have been more excited. I love styling my house especially at Christmas. I’m not particularly crafty. I’m more of a customiser. By that, I mean improving or blinging up as I like to call it, something basic I already have; like my Christmas tree here.

The workshop was an intimate event. Naomi, owner of House of Botanics at Stack Newcastle invited six North East bloggers to sample her new Christmas workshop.

I wasn’t a wreath virgin. Don’t get excited though, I’ve only ever made one of my own from scratch before and that was many years ago, even before the kids I think.

Naomi started us off with copper wire wreath rings that she had prepared with moss. This provides the base for all of the foliage to be bound to with floristry wire.

How _To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

How_To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

Naomi was a very patient teacher showing us all step by step what we needed to do.

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Here’s me concentrating; a-binding we will go!!

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I Actually Found It Quite Therapeutic

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This part is actually the longest as it takes a lot of foliage to pack out a wreath. We used a mixture of holly, ivy, spruce and fir. The good thing is it’s really difficult to go wrong. The more you add the greenery the more of your mistakes you can hide.

So Far So Good

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We were a hive of activity like Santa’s elves!!

How _To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

This is the point at which we started adding the decorations. There was a good mixture to choose from including dried oranges and limes, chillies, fir cones, apple slices and more. Naomi explained that the groupings need to be  arranged in odd numbers. It’s something about it not looking too symmetrical.

How _To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

How _To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

For those of us who wanted to add a bow Naomi then showed us how to make one. This was the hardest part. I made three attempts and gave up. I think Naomi made the bows for all of us who wanted them. Yes, she is that patient 😉

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I Was Pretty Pleased With the End Result

How _To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

I thought I’d give you a little peak of the  shop, too. It’s an absolute cornucopia. So many unusual green gifts to choose from and bang on trend with  shelves overflowing with plants, pots, succulents, baskets and candles. An interior lover’s dream destination.

How _To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

Naomi’s wreath workshops are available to book in the run up to Christmas. They are priced at £35.00 per person which includes all materials needed for your wreath. Refreshments are included which for us were mince pies and cinnamon biscuits washed down with a warming cuppa. It’s a great way to have a girlie catchup. A couple of my blogger friends I’ve known for a while and some I met for the first time. Do you know we hardly talked about blogging. We were transfixed with our crafty creations.

How _To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

Here we are at the end of our 2.5 hours. It’s fascinating isn’t it how we all started out with the same materials yet they all look so individual … just like us!

How _To _Make _A _Christmas _Wreath

I customised my wreath a step further by adding sprouts and some fairy lights at home. Had to be done!

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Here It Is Hanging Proudly On My Front Door

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Find Out More About House Of Botanics, Book A Christmas Workshop Or Order A Wreath Here

Happy festive decorating xo

 

On A Side Note …

I’m excited to be flying the flag and championing the midlife demographic by announcing that I’m through to the voting round of UK Blog Awards 2019. How flipping brilliant is that? I’m in the lifestyle category and somehow in the fashion category .. I’ll take that though. Not complaining!!

Anyway, this stage involves a little bit of help from you to vote for me 😉 Just click on this link below and use the ‘Vote Now’ button.

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Thankyou in advance beautiful people xo

 

 

Disclosure: House of Botanics organised this blogger event. They did not ask for any coverage but in the spirit of supporting small businesses and having such a good time; I wanted to share my experience.

7 Comments

  1. Dec 5, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    Ah I am so excited that you added your sprouts! Such a fab idea. Your wreath looks fab and it was a lush way to catch up x

    • Sharon Sinclair.Williams
      Author
      Dec 5, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Didn’t we concentrate, Sam?! It’s one of about 3 Christmas things I’ve done so far. List is getting longer. Lovely to take time out and do something like this though. Lovely to see you .. hopefully there’ll be something we can all get together again with in the new year xo

  2. Dec 5, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    That wreath is fab and sprouts!!! Genius! I am even more transfixed by your lovely hair and make up and bling in the photos, you look so stylish and fabulous

  3. Dec 5, 2018 / 11:49 pm

    Ooh, your wreath is lovely! I love classes like that with a group of friends (new or old). I’m doing a jewelry-making class Sunday with a bestie, I’m really looking forward to that! Treating someone to a class would be a great holiday gift, too!

    PS – I voted for you!

    Bettye

  4. Dec 6, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Oh that’s lovely. I am so not creative, if I would try that it would look redicilous.

  5. Dec 8, 2018 / 10:25 am

    Have to say I wasn’t too sure when you said you were going to add sprouts but OMG it really does look incredible! Your wreath is lush, looks so so good on your door!

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