Wreath Making at Carlson Tree Farm
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” Christmas is my favorite holiday but I’m not “seeing” it this year. First, we have zero snow on the ground. All the snow has melted and the weather has been super foggy all week long. Also, I haven’t put up a tree or decorated the house. Before you yell at me though we are spending Christmas in Florida very soon. I didn’t think it was a good idea to do all the work when I wouldn’t even be here. Plus my cat, Tiger, would be in the tree and that would be a mess.
I was so excited when one of my #NorthIowaBlogger friends suggested making wreaths at the Carlson Tree Farm in Hampton, IA. When we walked into the barn I caught a glorious whiff of pine! They even had fabulous Christmas tree hats and headbands for us to wear while assembling the wreaths.
I loved the Dancing Hat that Amy picked. It was such a fun atmosphere and I was excited to start creating.
We were given instructions and sent on our way to start assembling our bunches. There were three different types of branches to choose from and once we made a “bunch” we took it over to the wreath maker to assemble it.
It was really neat watching it all come together and fill out into a wreath.
I was also super thankful for my wreath making partner, Val. I was working with one hand (separated shoulder from slipping on the ice) and she was a HUGE help. I could not have made my wreath without her help.
After the wreath was fully assembled we got to decorate!
They had boxes and bins filled with Christmas themed ribbons, pinecones, embellishments, and more. I made my selections and was ready to get started.
Thankfully Beth from the tree farm was able to help me with this part. I knew what I wanted but needed the extra hands to help me with tying the bow and assembling the decorations.
I was very happy with how mine turned out. I also thought it was great that Val knew it was mine just by looking at the decorations. I think all the sparkles gave it away 😉
All of the wreaths turned out so fun and so different. We had a great time.
I hung my wreath up on my front door as soon as I got home and now I can really say or I mean sing “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”
What do you do to make it feel like Christmas?
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