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Wreath Making Class ~ A girls night out

We had so much fun Wednesday night hosting our 2nd hands on design class. This time we taught  everything you needed to know to make your own Fall Wreath! First timer Jessica had a wonderful time and we were impress with not only her talent but all the ladies who did a great job!! 

Each participant was given a grapevine wreath as their base, some ribbon, dried oak leaves, pine cones and dried wheat. From there the ladies were able to choose from a large array of other elements such a faux fruit, berries, vines and other dried materials. 
 Once their elements were chosen, Sheryl and Alanna had the honors of applying the hot glue. Between making their wreaths, talking and snacking on wine and cheese, a very pleasant night was had by all! 
 Let's face it, everything is better with Wine and Cheese! Melissa, Jeanne and Martha have enjoyed coming out to the store for a little "creative girl" time. 
 Mother and daughter team Jeanne and Amanda had fun creating their wreaths. This was their second class and they have already signed up for our Boxwood Tree Making Class on 11/29th. Call the shop if you'd like to attend! 
 Inspired by our class, we decided to open a "Wreath Making Bar" at the shop. Customers can choose from lots of different elements to create a wreath. They can take the elements home to make at home or have us construct it for them! 
 With such a large selection of items to attach to their wreaths, it's no wonder that no 2 looked the same! 
Our Wreath Making Bar is only available at our Princeton Forrestal Village location. Remember, we are open 7 days a week so stop in for your DIY (Do It Yourself) fix very soon! 

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