After our wreath making party last year, I decided to make it a Holiday tradition, so we were at it again this last weekend. 12 people came to the party. Friends brought food and drinks. I provided the greenery and materials for the wreaths. We drank, ate, and crafted for 5 hours. All in all, a wonderful day!
If you are reading this post because you are planning to throw a wreath making party, let me assure you, it is easy and FUN – No fear. Your friends will love it and you will be the super hostess hero.
What you will need for a party for 12 people:
- 12 – 18 in wire wreaths – one per person
- 1 wire cutter
- 12 pruning scissors – one per person
- 12 floral wire. 100 ft. 22 gauge.- one per person.
- 2 big bundles or pine – I bought noble pine.
- 1 big bundle of cedar
- 1 big bundle of eucalyptus
- 2 bunches of holly
- 25 pine cones (not everybody will use them)
- 2 bunches of eucalyptus flowers pods
- 2 bunches of seeded eucalyptus
Basically, everybody had the option to use white, red, and/or brown accents, aside from the main greenery. You will need a person that knows how to do wreaths so she/he can teach the rest. In this case, I taught the workshop. I am a wreath expert by now!
For instructions to do wreaths, go here and here.
Last year, we used grapevine wreaths (18 and 24 inches). Grapevine wreaths are beautiful by themselves, so they are good if you are planning to partially cover it. If the idea is to cover the whole wreath with greenery, grapevine wreaths are NOT the way to go, because they are more expensive and you need more greenery to cover them (they are thick), that is why I decided to go with simple wire wreaths for this year’s party and the final results were better across the board. Here are the results. They all look pretty good, don’t you think? I didn’t have time to do a wreath until later because I was teaching the workshop, so I posed with the golden ring wreath I created the day before. BTW, tutorial for gold ring wreaths coming up on Monday!
I love this group of friends.
Most of them sent me photos of their wreaths hanging from their front doors or mantels – that made me happy.
Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to come back this Friday for the Winter Eclectic home tour where me and other bloggers show you how we decorated our homes for the Holidays.