Wreaths made from fresh greenery are a great way to spruce up a door, fence or window for the holidays. Join in the fun at the Oldham County History Center as we make Colonial Williamsburg-inspired wreaths from fresh cut cedar and pine, then embellish them with fruit, pinecones, berries, hollly, magnolia leaves and colorful ribbon. These workshops are great for beginners or those who want to craft simple, but elegant decor for the holidays. This is also a great experience for friends to share in as well as a great activity for co-workers to take part in.
When finished, the wreaths will resemble the Colonial Williamsburg-style centerpeices that grace dining room tables or the wreaths that hang on 80 historic buildings this time of year in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Each year it take smore than three miles of white pine roping; 2,550 white pine and Fraser fir wreths; 15 truckloads of pine, holly, boxwood, magnolia and berries to assemble Colonial Williamsburg's wreaths. Wire forms, ribbon and basic fresh greenery (pine, cedar, pinecones, holly, etc.) provided. Please bring your own gloves, wire cutters, and glue guns if you have them. Reservations required so that enough materials are available.