Descanso Gardens Wreath-making Class

Last year (in 2009) I signed up to do a wreath-making class at Descanso Gardens and loved it.  They trim the trees in their gardens and then have a class to instruct people on how to create a wreath.  Very fun!

Last year’s class was a big class and I was at the back of the class (because I got there slightly late) and I ended up making my wreath out of eucalyptus.  At the time, I was really bummed out because I envisioned a more traditional wreath.  But, in reality, I really liked my eucalyptus wreath and was quite happy with how it turned out.  Plus, it had a very nice scent for quite awhile.

I signed up for the class again this year (December 2010).  This time, I knew to show up early so that I could be at the front of the class and be first to the materials I wanted to use.  It ended up showing up was not so necessary–the class was much smaller (like half the size!) and there was plenty of materials to use.

For this year’s wreath, I chose to make it out of juniper (I think).  I am quite pleased with how it came out and it, too, smelled good for quite awhile.  I especially liked that it was festive, but didn’t necessarily scream Christmas because I used more of a gold/purple color scheme.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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One Response to Descanso Gardens Wreath-making Class

  1. Jenn says:

    I would love to make a wreath of natural materials like that. They look really nice and feel more friendly to me. Plus, yes, the smell! 🙂 If you go again next year let me know!

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