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Christmas Wreath Workshop – 11 December

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olive leaf Christmas wreath

Hello! Christmas is rapidly approaching and I know everyone is mega busy over the next few weeks, but I wanted to tell you about this workshop I’m organising to make Christmas wreaths out of olive leaves. It’s on Sunday 11th December, from 2-4pm at the olive grove (49 Tea Tree Road, Campania – just outside Richmond).

I want it to be an opportunity for a small group of like-minded people (probably gonna be all girls!) to have a bit of time out for themselves in this crazily busy time of year, make a beautiful and unique decoration for their home, and enjoy each other’s company. Along with a glass of Tasmanian wine from the lovely people at Wobbly Boot Vineyard!

I’ve teamed up with my friend Jo, who creates amazing floral arrangements, to bring her floristry expertise – an area in which I’m rather lacking! No prior experience is needed from you  🙂

The workshop will be held in a covered patio area. I’d recommend bringing closed shoes if you want to go for a walk in the grove (it’s, um, a bit overgrown in areas….) You may also want to bring a pair of gloves, as I discovered that floristry wire can be a bit vicious!.

We’ll provide all the foliage and equipment you need (olive leaves, wreath frame, floristry wire, wire cutters, ribbon for decoration, silver and gold spray paint.)

There are lots of other plants on the farm too – gums and gumnuts, wattles, lavender…..  and you’re welcome to go for a walk and forage for any other bits you fancy to really personalise your creation.

You may want to add other Christmas decorations you already have and love, so please feel free to bring these along!

This event is limited to six people, as we want to make it a really friendly and informal session. And it’s the only workshop we’re running this year. I’ve seen other wreath making workshops locally that are priced at $115, but we’ve decided to offer this for just $50 as we’re still learning about organising this sort of experience! This special price includes:

  • Refreshments:
    • A glass of Tasmanian wine (Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc from Wobbly Boot)
    • Cheese platter
    • Tea, coffee, and water.
  • All the foliage and floristry supplies listed above.
  • Us! Jo and I will be right by your side to show you the basics at the beginning, and to offer hands-on advice during the session.
  • Your very own handmade wreath to take home (value approx. $40)

If you like the sound of this, then click here to book and we’ll pick out an olive branch just for you!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/olive-leaf-christmas-wreath-workshop-tickets-29506541861

If you can’t make it, but know someone else who might enjoy the experience, then please feel free to forward the details on to them.

And if you have any questions, please ask away! FFx

Author: FarmerFi

I'm a British doctor who married an Aussie, moved to Tasmania, and bought an olive grove. Now making extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf tea. I'd love you to join my adventures in the beautiful setting of Southern Tasmania.

4 thoughts on “Christmas Wreath Workshop – 11 December

  1. This sounds wonderful, but alas many thousands of miles further away than I might normally manage to travel for such an event.

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  2. This is a great idea. I always forage for my wreath materials, but your olive themed one is superb. Wish I could attend.

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