I had a lovely couple of days here at Christmas Farm running my Christmas wreath and festive decoration making workshops.
This was the first year I was able to welcome everyone to my cabin to make their wreaths and other decorations. We started the day with tea, coffee, cake and mince pies.
The first task was to get making our Christmas wreaths. After a short demo we got into action using lots of greenery, including fir branches, holly, ivy and eucalyptus. Soon the table was a mass of sweet scented foliage as busy hands got to work making sprigs to wire into the circular frames.
We added cones and ribbons, cranberries and holly berries for decoration and soon had lots of beautiful decorations to show off.
After a spot of lunch, I showed everyone how to make a topiary tree and table decoration, using small plant pots, with sticks cemented into the base, then covered in moss. These make great table centres, gifts, or simply add a touch of natural festive cheer throughout your home.
It was a relaxing way to spend the day, chatting and sharing our festive plans.
The wreaths, topiary and table decorations were all lovely, and although everyone had used similar things to put them together, they all had that personal, individual touch. The wreaths looked spectacular hanging on our barn door.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!
You can see more pictures from the Christmas wreath and decorating workshops on our facebook page.
It’s Lee’s turn next for a series of butchery workshops in the New Year. Hosted right here on Christmas Farm in our own butchery, he’ll show you how to get the best from your cuts of meat and the basics of butchery, before you get the chance to get hands on and try out your own knife skills.
It’s would make a great gift for a meat-loving foodie.