Wednesday, 9 December 2015

making christmas wreaths w/grace & thorn

Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn

I attended a blogger/all round creatives event organised by Jessica at Grace and Thorn on Monday evening, where we got to make some Christmas wreaths, drink prosecco and chat to some absolute huns.
I'm fairly proud of the outcome and literally had the time of my life (anything crafty and I'm sold) so I thought I'd share the tips we were given when making ours and a few photos of their amazing shop.
Without further ado:

What to use:
The lovely lady at Grace & Thorn told us about their signature style which is full of wild foliage, lots of greenery and typically 'different' items such as dried fruit, lavender and cinnamon sticks. Have a little root around in your garden and snip any long stems of leafy greens, use any berries you might find and try drying some fruit at home. The dried oranges smell amazing! 
They recommend using a wicker base too, as it'll be more sturdy than oasis. Try to avoid flowers as the wreath will die quickly as obviously there's no water supply. Moss and Christmas tree cuttings naturally work as a great starting point.

How to:
Build your wreath up like a clock, following in one direction around the ring and then secure with wire. Use open florist pins to secure other foliage and decorations in place, and make sure you hide the stems by putting them underneath the base layer. Keep adding until you're happy, I literally had to walk away from mine in fear of over-adding!

Finishing off:
Finish the wreath by making sure all your pins are hidden and then add a brightly coloured ribbon for a modern take. Grace & Thorn tend to avoid using obvious Christmas colours, and it's totally worth it when you see the bits they come up with.

I thought I'd combine a few things I learnt with the pictures, in case you fancied making your own. It's so therapeutic and lovely to see something you made yourself up in your home. Bonus points if you give a handmade gift for Christmas too!

Grace & Thorn

Grace & Thorn

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