CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING | STOCK FLORIST
This time of the year I love doing everything festive from seeing the lights on Regent street in London to baking Christmas cookies at home, one thing I have wanted to do for a while is wreath making and this year I finally got the chance to.
I love being creative and reaping the reward after you have worked hard on something, I came across Stock florist a multi award winning florist who are based in the heart of Essex, who not only run a business 7 days a week creating beautiful flower arrangements, they work very closely with the local college, have an in house flower school of their own and this florist has even worked with royalty, for me you can’t get any better then that!
So when I saw on their instagram stories that they were holding wreath making classes with mulled wine and mince pies! With some classes already being sold out I snapped up a place straight away, the whole process to book online was very easy and even received a 10% discount at the checkout!
When I arrived I was greeted by not only the beautiful smell of the fresh flowers surrounding this beautiful shop but by the lovely Jan and Raynor who were very welcoming and were the ladies that looked after us for the evening.
We each had a station to work on with a beautiful lit candle surrounded by mince pies I felt completely at ease and was offered a cup of tea or coffee to start with, each step we were given demonstration on how to make our wreaths, let me say I never knew the work that goes into making just one wreath let only the 100’s that this florist makes over the Christmas season.
We started lining our wreaths with wreath wrap this is the base to work from, then with blue spruce we covered the wreath wrapped the wire and then layered the next layer of blue spruce until the wreath was covered, there is a technique to this and not going to lie I done this completely wrong but the ladies were on hand and saved me from my wreath.
Once the wreath was covered we looked in the mirror holding our wreaths to check if there was any gaps that needed filling, I loved this trick as I would never think to do this, but this give the perfect guide to make sure the wreaths look symmetrical and full.
Then it was time to decorate we had an amazing selection of baubles, cinnamon, pine, freshly dried oranges and orange slices that smelt incredible, berries and more, you were spoilt for choice and I can be so indecisive but I was given the tip of laying the decorations on the wreath first and positioning them the way I wanted and then attaching them, again we had a step by step demonstration on how to do this we was also offered Prosecco and mulled wine which went down a treat!
Two hours later a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, there you have it, a freshly made wreath that I’m even proud of!
Through the whole evening both Jan and Raynor were on hand giving their expert opinion and detailed eye, provided really useful tips and you can tell how passionate they are about what they do which is so nice to see, this was a perfect experience that was really fun and festive, I think this is great to do with friends, family even work colleagues and you get to take the wreath home and hang on your door.
I have to say a massive thank you to Stock florist for this experience, I have left links to their website instagram page and Facebook , please check them out I highly recommend them and would love to come back.
If you don’t fancy making your own wreath but want to purchase one for yourself or even gift one they have a beautiful selection online too!
The Stock Florist Team want to say thank you for coming to our class and we are so pleased your enjoyed your wreath making with us.
To book your class visit: https://stockflorist.co.uk/flowerschool