Christmas Wreath Making | Stock Florist
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 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.
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!