Get festive with our team of wreath-building extraordinaires! Learn how to decorate a natural balsam wreath using materials found in your garden. Our volunteer team will guide you through the steps of decorating a balsam frame and will teach you the ins and outs of gathering materials, including what holds up and what doesn’t, as well as how to collect material responsibly and sustainably. We’ll teach you how to trim your materials to size and how to affix your materials into a tasteful arrangement. The knowledge you gain in this workshop can be applied to wreaths for any season!
You are welcome to bring your own found materials (no oriental bittersweet or other invasive plant material, please), but it is not required. Everything you need to construct a full, beautiful wreath made of natural materials will be provided, and you’ll leave the evening with a masterpiece ready to hang on your door for the holidays. If you would like to decorate your wreath with a bow, please bring your own ribbon. Bow-tying will be discussed on request at the end of the workshop as time allows. Note, pre-constructed wreath frames measure 24 inches in diameter – perfect size for your front door!
This in-person workshop will take place entirely indoors. Dress for the weather for the short, easy walk from the dirt parking lot to the building. In the event of severe winter weather, this workshop will be cancelled. Participants will be notified the day before with additional information. Registration Required by Monday, November 13, 2023
Dorise Alexander, NH Audubon Volunteer
Lisa Dumont, NH Audubon Volunteer
Stephanie Hanson, NH Audubon Volunteer
NH Audubon’s ticket system utilizes PayPal to process payments. Users are not required to use PayPal to check out; a guest option is provided. PayPal is a trusted way to pay online.
All ticket sales are final. In the event of cancellation or no-show, your wreath will be decorated according to our wreath sales standards, and pickup will be made available to you under the same conditions as our wreath sales. For full details, visit here. All ticket fees support NH Audubon’s mission.
For mobility, sensory, behavioral, or other accessibility accommodations, please contact Massabesic Center Director, Kimmie Whiteman.
Photo Credits: Workshop instructors Dorise and Lisa with some of their 2022 creations. Photo by Kimmie Whiteman.