Make your Christmas a little bit greener this year and have a go at making some eco-friendly wreaths to raise funds to help us change places and change lives.
You can make your wreath with reusable materials you probably already have at home and with our handy guide you can run your own Winter Wreath Workshop at work or at school!
Running your Workshop
- Identify a room, date and time for your workshop - we suggest a lunchtime activity. Don't forget that there will be a bit of setting up and clearing away afterwards!
- Advertise your Winter Wreath Workshop around your office or school using posters, word of mouth and your Intranet. You might want to ask people to sign up in advance so you know how much equipment you will need!
- Fundraising options: Colleagues have a go at making their own wreath (all materials provided) or it's free to participate but wreaths are donated for a sale in your office or school.
- Source all the necessary equipment and materials: wire hangers, winter greenery (conifer branches, ivy, holly) and additional decorations.
- Send a final reminder the day before to make sure everyone comes along. Don't forget to take photos of your creations and share them with us!
Making your wreath
- Stretch the wire hanger out into a circle, leaving the hook intact - it may be useful to do this around a waste paper basket.
- Starting with the conifer branches, wind these around the wire to form a solid base. Fix in place with twine or craft wire.
- Feed in holly and ivy leaves as desired.
- Once there is sufficient greenery, add ribbon, pine cones and other accessories to make your wreath more interesting.
By raising funds for Groundwork by holding your very own Winter Wreath Workshop, you will be helping us to change places and change lives in communities that need it the most. You can help us to support people like Clare: