Christmas door wreath recipe

By Mel Bush
on October 19, 2017
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When it comes to making a wreath, you can choose a circle shape or an swag shape. Each are different but put together in a similar way. Firstly attaching bundles of fresh picked material spruce pine or fresh cut holly together as you use a continuous technique by wiring them individually to the ring. 

Wreathing tools

Double wire frame and a good sphagnum moss-holds its water well and keeps moist for your foliage. The rings can be 12 inch or 14 inch depending on the finished size. Twine or moss wire help to secure your design, along with good cutting floral "snips"  

As always figure out the ingredients you want to highlight to get the most from your door wreath and choose the frame that works best or you size and style. I find that lots of variation on the foliages give a good base for all your special extras, to add the sparkle and scent, if you use dried fruits and cinnamon sticks. Working with the seasons gives you the best choice of flowers and foliage to use. 

I like the good variegated holly we call in the trade ilex Its long lasting and reminds us of the festive season. Pine is plentiful and available from most florists. join us for our own door wreath workshops here at petite fleur. 


Demonstration Great Sucsess

By Mel Bush
on August 21, 2015
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Well for those of you who attended the Hadleigh Floral Art Demonstration it was a great success. I would like to thank all the members who made this demonstration possible. I was made very welcome.

Showcased 6 of my best summer designs from submersible to funky. Everyone enjoyed the evening an money was raised for a a good cause. The Salvation Army to a great service to the community providing facilities and a warm hand to local residents and business including me!  So I like to support these people who use my services also.

The designs I showcased were 

The submersible flower,  Butterfly basket, The Citrus bowl,  the sunflower drift wood., and for the finale  The glitter bowl party piece.

Floristry is a different skill to flower arranging, but both have a passion for the industry and I was pleased to share my knowledge with them. 

Keep a look out for my next  Date at the Olympic park Salvation hall of Castle lane. hadleigh 


Making Christmas  door wreaths and much more  join in the classes 

I'll keep you posted  Dates and Times 





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