Last Christmas, CP#1 and MP signed up for a kids’ wreath making workshop at O’Donals Nursery in Gorham. The nursery provides decorative greens and wreath making supplies for a small fee. When we arrived, there were long tables filled with boughs of White Pine, Cedar, and Balsam. Jeff O’Donal, our patient instructor, showed us how to arrange the greens in a fan shape before placing them on a wreath ring.
Once our boughs were neatly arranged, CP#1 held them over the wire ring, while MP carefully tied the greens in place with wire. While the process seems simple, wreath making takes time, effort, and a strong wiring hand! CP#1 called upon Jeff a few times for some help rearranging the boughs.
The process took our team of two a little over an hour. Our hands were sticky from sap, but we were so pleased with our finished wreath. And of course, someone special showed up at the end of class, which made CP#1’s day.
To learn more about wreath making at O’Donal’s Nursery, visit here.