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Holiday decor: Community wreath making and more

Nov 4th, 2019 | Category: Features

Tis the season for making and decorating! Enjoy these creative offerings from local nurseries and groups.

Local wreathmaking options include at Garden Spot Nursery in Bellingham, above (COURTESY PHOTO) at Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon and more. PHOTO BY EVE BOE

Local wreathmaking options include at Garden Spot Nursery in Bellingham, above (COURTESY PHOTO) at Christianson’s Nursery in Mount Vernon and more. PHOTO BY EVE BOE

Christianson’s Nursery offers Do It Yourself Wreath Making starting Nov. 18 through Dec. 24. Deck the halls by crafting a freshly made holiday wreath, using a beautiful mix of Christianson’s seasonal greens and berries (sold by the pound) or bring your own. Reserve a date and time to use their machines without assistance by contacting the Garden Store at 360-466-3821. Participants should wear warm clothing and bring their own pruners and gardening gloves.

Their Holiday Wreath Making Workshop will be on Saturday, Nov. 30. Deck the halls by crafting a freshly made holiday wreath with inspiring help from designers Karen Harper and Laura Campbell. Seasonal greens and berries are sold by the pound, or bring your own. The class fee is $15, includes one wreath form. Different times are available for a 1-hour class. Contact the Garden Store for reservations at 360-466-3821.

In addition, another annual event not to be missed is the annual Holiday Tea and Visit with Father Christmas, this year on Saturday, Nov. 30. Donations benefit the La Conner Library Foundation. Seats are available at noon, 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Held at their 1888 Schoolhouse, it will be decorated in a delightful candlelit forest theme, with background chamber music to add to the 19th-century setting. Enjoy complimentary Holiday Tea, and Meet Father Christmas who greets children of all ages while sitting with them in an antique red clipper sleigh in their warm greenhouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Christianson’s to reserve a space.

Bellingham’s The Garden Spot has several classes available for wreath making. The European Grapevine Wreath Class will be Friday, Nov. 29. Join Marcy as she guides you in designing a European-style grapevine wreath. Tables will be filled with evergreens, berries, moss, and more for you to create your own unique wreath with  French ribbon. The workshop fee is $39 and includes all supplies. The class starts at 9 a.m. Get tickets at www.garden-spot.com.

The Evergreen Wreath Workshop follows on Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Come have a ball decorating Northwest evergreen wreaths adorned with holly, twigs, and berries, topped off with a gorgeous bow. The workshop fee is $39 and includes all supplies. There are different class times available. Register at www.garden-spot.com.

In addition, don’t forget their annual Christmas In The Woods Open House, this year on Saturday, Nov. 23. Garden Spot is decked out for the season and step into their beautiful winter garden for ‘Treats in The Trees’. This is a family friendly event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register at www.garden-spot.com.

The Red Door Farm in Ferndale is hosting a Cedar Wreath Making Workshop on Dec. 1 from 2-4 p.m. The cost of the workshop includes all materials, your finished wreath to take home, delicious snacks and wine to enjoy while you gather and meet new friends. Tickets are $35 through Eventbrite. See the Facebook page for the link.

Herb & Flower Farm, of Snohomish, hosts DIY Seasonal Wreath-Making on Sunday, Dec. 1. Join in for a wonderful creative experience at their 2nd annual holiday-inspired wreath-making event. See the Facebook page for more information or to register.

Drinks & DIY Wreaths will be on Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Thousand Acre Cider House, 109 Grand Ave. Ste 101, Bellingham. Colleen Elkins of Botanikal will lead this wreath making event. Tickets are $40 and include all the supplies to make your extravagant wreath, as well as a flight of handpicked ciders for the occasion. Get your tickets at http://www.thousandacreciderhouse.com.

My Garden Nursery is offering  a Wreath Making Workshop on Dec. 7, hosted by Whatcom Willow Works and Heirloom Handmade Baskets. Make wrapped wreaths on a willow hoop, about 18 inches in diameter. All materials provided. The event meets 11 a..m. to noon. See the Facebook page for details.

Twig and Vine Farm in Stanwood offers holiday wreath making in early December. Gather together in the beautifully restored barn at Hazelblue Acres, sip hot cider and learn to craft an evergreen wreath using locally sourced boughs, berries and branches. No experience necessary, all materials and supplies provided.  Three workshop times are available in early December: Wreath Workshops with StudioLife on Dec. 5; Rustic Wreath Workshop on Dec. 6; and Classic Holiday Wreath Workshop on Dec. 7. Register and get more information at twigandvinefarm.com.

Camano’s Arrowhead Ranch  offers a Wreath Making Workshop on Dec. 7 and 14. Create and take home a beautiful 18-inch wreath made with fresh local greenery. Wine, apple cider, snacks and good times included. The cost of the workshop is $75 and includes all materials, tools, instruction and refreshments. Dress comfortably and prepare to get a little dusty. See the Facebook page for more information.

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