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Christmas Crafternoon: Succulent Wreaths!

All is now revealed for our Christmas Crafternoon on Sun Dec 17th...

We're making festive mini WREATHS (which double as centrepieces) from real live SUCCULENTS!

We'll have the run of the roost in the Bandicoot Room at the Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning (HIRL), surrounded by an inspiring garden, lapping up the sunshine, with abundant grazing platters, great tunes (and maybe Christmas Carols), hot and cold drinks and even festive games and the odd gift from Santa!

We'll learn to make the mini wreath base completely from scratch, using wire and sphagnum moss to create a sturdy moisture-holding circular base, and will learn to prepare succulent cuttings and attach them to the wreath until it's full and beautiful. You can choose to either attach a decorative ribbon to hang your wreath from a door or wall, or you can use your wreath as a centrepiece and simply add a candle in the centre. Beautiful and festive either way!

PLUS, once you've finished admiring your wreath, you can plant all the succulent cuttings! They will grow roots and eventually have their own "babies"... we love how succulents just multiply without much love and are hard to kill!

We'll discuss how to care for your creation, and other ways of creating wreaths if you've got the wreath-making bug! We had a glorious bus trip for our Christmas Crafternoon a couple of years ago making grapevine wreaths- see the blog post here!

If you'd like to come along to our extra special Christmas Crafternoon making succulent wreaths or centrepieces, then book your spot now!

Email us to receive details of how to pay, and once that's confirmed you'll receive a special word to take part in one of our Christmas games... (no cheating and asking everyone else what their word is before the day!)

Places are limited at this one so please book your spot as soon as you know you can attend!


WHAT? Our Christmas Crafternoon making Succulent Wreaths (or Centrepieces!)

WHEN? 2-5pm, Sunday 17th December 2017

WHERE? The gorgeous HIRL building, 333 North Boundary Road, Hamilton. Enter through the glass doors and follow the music out into the courtyard, or come round the back and you'll see us! Look out for tinsel to guide you too!

WHAT WILL WE MAKE? A mini succulent-clad wreath or centrepiece, green and gorgeous!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? $50 per person including lots of sweet and savoury finger food and treats, tuition, materials and tools, HEAPS of succulents, Xmas games and maybe the odd gift from Santa ;)

HOW DO I BOOK IN? Places are limited so book your space ASAP by emailing, letting us know of any dietary requirements as soon as possible. You'll receive an email containing details of how to pay, and once the $50 is received you'll be given the address of our party and a secret word which you'll need to remember for our Christmas party game!

WHAT TO BRING: Secateurs and gardening gloves if you have them, but these are not essential.

DRESS CODE: Whatever you like, but bonus points will be given to those wearing anything festive! :)


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