Last week, I was invited to participate in the Wreathmaking class hosted by Sallie Dale with Mrs. Meyers Clean Day (everyone's favorite natural soap and cleaning line with great branding at Target). Sallie is Mrs. Meyers 'Homemaker' -- she won a contest hosted by Mrs. Meyers and now does events for them. She has a super-cute blog and instagram, and she was really friendly and sweet in person. She even brought along her pup, Lola, to assist in wreath-making. ;) I am pretty sure Lola mainly enjoyed eating greenery and snuggling, but who am I to judge.
When we arrived at the Bosch Experience Center at Serenbe, we were greeted with fresh homemade strawberry lemonade (made by Sallie), and a wreath-making set-up in front of us, ready to go:
The set up included a wire wreath form, some clippers, wire, and a complementary Sweet Paul magazine to take home.
Sallie explained that there was fresh greenery ready for us to grab and go to town. She gave a loose explanation of how we should apply the greenery to the wreath form, and we went for it. It was really easy and I liked her relaxed approach. I'm a crafty kind of girl, so this was right up my alley. She would come around and ask if we needed help; otherwise we all just went for it. I didn't know anyone else taking the class (there were about 20 of us), but made friends with a fellow artist that was next to me (we got along great!).
Beautiful greenery in buckets:
soooo much beautiful greenery
some of my favorites were the eucalyptus and rosemary. However, the greens at the bottom left in this picture were really great for filling in the "holes" in the wire form. Sallie prompted us to use mostly "greens" in our first round, then come back later with any colored greenery we wanted to fill in with.
wreath making chaos
It was super easy, and I can definitely see myself making Christmas wreaths in the future. They encouraged us to "forage" (ha) for greenery from our own yards, too. I didn't bring anything, but my new class friend did, and she let me steal some magnolia leaves that were a really nice addition!
Here's my finished product:
I did all greens with a few sprigs of yellow.
me + my wreath. Ta daaaaa.
I love it, and of course had to hang it somewhere besides the front door.
Thanks to Serenbe and Mrs. Meyer's for the experience. It was a nice change of pace to get down there and do something different for a change!