Pimms and Needles Wreath Making

Last night hosted the next meeting of the independent women's group Pimms and Needles.

As a member, I was reallllllly looking forward to this one as we were doing something that was on my bucket list... We were wreath making.

Getting my things together!
This flower head looks like
a heart aww!
Wreaths are usually made/bought for the Christmassy period. Normally hung up on front doors, they just scream festive to me so I was super intrigued in how you make one. I will try and show you how to make one but I am not an expert so bare with me haha!

So here is 'Pimms and Needles Wreath Making'...

This is the part in the post I want to say thank you for all who helped make that evening happen. It was such a lovely, fun filled night with bags of creativity.
Everyone getting stuck in!
So the night started with a brief introduction from the lovely ladies who will help us make the wreaths, Jane from Blooming Yorkshire and Clarey from Manor Garden! As we divided into our two separate groups, you could definitely feel an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation to get started.
Ok, so I am going to try and tell you what you need and what to do to make a wreath.
What you will need:
-Willow branches (a mixture of sizes)
-a collection of decorations (seed heads, dry flowers, dry fruit, feathers, baubles, holly, ribbon/string, pine cones etc)
- scissors
- thin wires
What is really great about this activity is that you can go to a park or woodland area and go forging for things yourself.
Perfect if you have any children or just love nature!
Feathers and pine cones!

Pine cones!

What to do:
1. Take the longest willow branch and create a circle as big as a dinner plate. Wrap the extra willow around itself to create a more sturdy base. Do this with 4 more willow branches but starting it at different points. Cut of any sticky out bits you may have if you cant tuck them in.
2. Take whatever decoration you have and tie it around your wreath base with the wires. So if you have cinnamon, poke the wire through one of the holes and tie it around or with dried fruit fold the wire in half and gently stick it through your chosen fruit. And see your creation come to life!
3. Add your ribbon/string to create a handle if you wish and you are done.
A basic guide, I know but I hope you can follow it as they are super fun to make!
And here is mine...
Drum roll please

A simple look but I like it!
So with people's fingers well and truly on their way there was a little area with some pretty Christmas inspired handmade gifts and treats from your wreaths from Rustic Elf.
From baubles and beads to adorable cushions and wreaths, it was definitely getting me in the mood for that wintery season!
A selection of goodies perfect for Christmas!
And to round it all of, one lucky lady won two tickets to see Cinderella pantomime! How good is that?!
Those two hours were soon over and seeing everyone with their beautiful wreath and their smiling faces made the night so more special.
It was a lovely way to get people talking to each other and for their creativity to emerge.
Roll on December's meeting because I for one cannot wait!
Until next time
All photographs are my own!


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