September's Crafternoon welcomed in Spring with a wonderful night crafting beautiful Flower Crowns in Dunkeld- and it was just FREAKING AWESOME!
It didn't matter that the weather outside was stormy- in our little haven of floral creativity we had fancy teas and coffees galore, homemade cakes and slices, biscuits, fruits and sweet treats plus stellar company, of course... and maybe the odd wine!
Dunkeld's Off The Rails is a cute converted train station used as a community arts space, at the foot of Mount Sturgeon in the Southern Grampians. We filled the room with long tables, vintage lace and floral table cloths and vase upon vase of beautiful flowers and foliage.
Partly purchased from local florists and partly snipped from the gardens of willing friends, we had everything from roses, alstroemeria and spray carnations to daisies, wallflowers and cerinthe. I loved the delightfully named Kiss Me Quick and Candy Tufts, plus the gorgeous Button Pom Pom Chrysanthemums, because we all know I'm a little obsessed with pom poms!
Jo Levy from For The Love of Flora (who does stunning floral installations like THESE) taught us about the different types of flowers and plants, which would last or dry well, and was on hand to help instruct on little tricks like wiring stems and working with floral tape. Thank-you Jo, you're a star! ⭐️
We each selected the blooms we'd use, made a wire base, added flowers and foliage using florist tape and florist wire and finished them off with ribbons and vintage lace. I have a feeling some of our attendees will be using their new-found skills again for races, weddings and parties this summer!
OH and Jo even crafted a gorgeous FLORAL DOG COLLAR for her pooch Pudding, which would be just perfect for a wedding!
I was feeling so inspired the next day I made another romantic-themed flower crown AND a boho wreath from leftover flowers plus some eucalyptus✌️🏾☮
My Crafternoons is available to run workshops just like this for hen parties and bridal showers, birthdays, baby showers, pre-races garden parties or whatever you've got going on, just send me an email to enquire- mycrafternoons @ gmail.com :)
Until next month, when we're hopefully learning Basket Weaving! More info to follow soon!
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