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Holiday wreath making with natural elements at 21 Acres

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Learn the  secrets to creating a professional-looking wreath of greens and natural  elements for the holidays. “Wreath Making” is part of the Heritage Crafts series of classes being offered at 21 Acres near Woodinville, and will be held on two dates, Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. to noon and again on Saturday, December 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Taught by 21 Acres’ botanical art expert, Mary  Saleeby, you will go home with a completed wreath, as  well as the skills to make wreaths for your every day home by re-using the  frame.

21 Acres will supply the basics that you need, but Saleeby is encouraging participants to learn and look at nature in their own surroundings for supplies, and bring with them to class.

”To get started on using elements found in nature,” Saleeby said, “take a walk around your yard, cut  greenery, gather grasses, cones, berries, and twigs. Be creative!”

Materials supplied include an 18-inch wire wreath frame, extra wire, pine cones, baby’s  breath, as well as additional greenery and other natural elements. Gloves are also provided to protect your hands from the greenery resins. Along with your fresh or dried natural elements you should also bring a pair of garden clippers and ribbon if you wish to add one to your wreath.

Saleeby will also teach you the secrets of professional bow making. If you do not have greenery available, don’t worry, the 21 Acres farm team will also have materials available for you. Class size is limited for individual attention.

Mary Saleeby creates beautiful arrangements from natural elements and her decorative creations can be found in the 21 Acres Farm Market, four days a week. Custom arrangements are also available. Register for “Wreath Making” at 21acres.org/school. Fee is $30 for two participants per family to make one wreath. Children should be 12 and older.  $25 for 21 Acres members.

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living is a comprehensive campus with a farm, school, commercial kitchen, market and green-built facility at 13701 NE 171st Street, Woodinville.

For more information, visit 21acres.org or call (425) 481-1500.

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