Learn to Make Holiday Wreaths and Floral Arrangements
As you bring out the holiday decorations from storage this year, consider leaving your tired, old wreath in the box. Instead, learn to make a new wreath at a Fairfax County Park Authority floral design workshop. Another option for sprucing up your holiday decorations is to take a page from the history book and create a floral arrangement from seasonal materials. The experts at Sully Historic Site will show you how. To register for any of the workshops listed below, visit Parktakes Online, or call 703-222-4664.
On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, adults are invited to the Make a Holiday Wreath workshop at Lee High School in Franconia. From 7 to 9:30 p.m. they will learn to make an artificial wreath with silk flowers and a stuffed animal. The resulting wreath will last a long time and can be displayed anywhere. Participants should bring wire cutters and scissors. The cost is $35 per person. Lee High School is located at 6540 Franconia Road in Springfield, Va.
Green Spring Gardens is holding a wreath-making workshop on Saturday, December 1, from 1 to 3:15 p.m. Participants will create a beautiful wreath to take home for their door after Northern Virginia Community College instructor Bruce Nash demonstrates the dazzling possibilities. Greens, cones and forms will be provided. Participants are asked to bring pruners and gloves. The cost is $35 per person, and there is a $20 supply fee. For information, call 703-642-5173. Green Spring Gardens is located at 4603 Green Spring Road in Alexandria, Va.
And finally, adults can attend Sully Historic Site’s Colonial Flower Workshop on Tuesday, December 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. The wife of Northern Virginia’s first congressman, Richard Bland Lee wrote in 1795 about her love for gardening. In this workshop, participants create floral works of art to enjoy throughout the holidays. Fresh and dried flowers as well as seasonal materials will be provided. The class is taught by a professional florist. The cost is $45 per person. Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way in Chantilly, Va. For more information, call 703-437-1794.