Happy Holidays from all of us at Artisan’s Garden!
The Artisan’s Garden will be offering their popular wreath- making classes again for the holiday season on November 30, December 7 and 14. Gwen and her staff foraged extensively to find the freshest, most beautiful greens from their own garden, from friends’ gardens and from the Sooke forests all around them. As well, they have gathered a variety of unique embellishments and ribbons for the occasion, so you’ll have plenty of decorations to choose from as you assemble your creation. There’s hot apple cider and holiday baking on hand to sample as you work!
Creating your own individual wreath for the holidays is such an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon to make something you can proudly display on your front door to welcome holiday guests. Call Gwen at 778-352-3353 to reserve your spot.
Step 1. Here are the basic supplies you need to get started: grape vine wreath, wire cutters, floral wire, your favourite seasonal greens, garden clippers.
Note: These basic supplies will be provided at our workshop. We have an abundance of greenery, ribbon—all you need to get started. Bring whatever embellishments you want to use to personalize your creation. Also available are some add-on embellishments at a low cost.
Step 2. Cut your greens into individual clusters, keeping in mind how you would like them to lay. Wrap the greens several times with wire until it feels secure.
Step 3. Decide what order looks best on the wreath by laying the first bundle of greens with stems facing inside the wreath. Wrap several times around the bundle and the width of the wreath stock to be sure it is well attached.
Step 4. Lay the next bundle stock so that it crosses over, facing outward. Zig-zag the boughs to create a slight fanning. Continue all around the wreath or part way as shown.
Step 5. This is where you get to customize and be creative. Add embellishments such as bows, toys, or ornaments and attach with a glue gun or wire to secure it to the base.
Beauty doesn’t end there. Another part of the oasis is Pure Elements, their professional salon and spa, hair design and bodyworks. Their amazing tea will pamper you from head to toe. Take advantage of their annual 20% off all retail products from December 3 to 24 to help fill those stockings or enjoy something special for yourself. A holiday blow-out and make up special is only $65. Their goal is to have you completely relaxed and feeling even more beautiful! Check out their menu at pureelementsspa.com.