Friday, December 12, 2014

Pinecone Garland Craft Class

One of our most popular classes every year is the Holiday Workshop and FestiviTEA. At this special event we create a simple and ideally not to0 messy craft and after that is done we whisk away the crating supplies and set the table for tea right before their eyes. We have been doing this for years and have quite a list of crafts we have created. We never repeat a craft or a menu, it is fresh and unique every year.

Quite a number of these ladies have been attending every year for 6,10 even up to 18 or 20 years. This was our 26th year for this event! 
 This year we made a charming pinecone garland. The ladies were given a choice of 9 spruce or white pine cones and 20 sparkly Styrofoam balls (in either red, gold or silver) purchased at the local craft store.   They all got a yard and 1/2 of wire and 2 yards of matching ribbon. 
Creating the craft was simple.  They were to lay out the pattern.  Large cones in the middle and smaller cones on the ends. We suggested two balls (or it would be super cute with beads, too) between each cone. Simply push the wire through the Styrofoam balls and then wrap the wire around a cone and then push the wire through the Styrofoam balls and wrap the wire around a cone and keep repeating. The last step is to tie the pretty ribbons on the end. We made a 3 foot garland which fits across a door or window perfectly. It was fun and pretty and after all their hard work crafting........we had a tea party!


Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Craft AND tea! So wish I was closer to you! Thanks for sharing! xo

Marilyn Miller said...

The garlands are gorgeous!