Friday, February 21, 2014

Making An Easter Wreath

On the third Wednesday of each month we have a Garden Club meeting.  Sometimes the meeting is held at the Garden Club downtown,  and sometimes it is held at a member's home.  The meeting this month was held at a member's home.  There is a business part of the meeting and then there is always a program.

This time our program was a demonstration of how to make an Art Deco Mesh Wreath.  These wreaths are very popular right now.  If you look online you can see pictures of all types of adorable wreaths.  You can use your imagination and create just what you are looking for in all colors and styles.

 Mesh Ribbon
This ribbon is available at Hobby Lobby and Michael's in our area.

My sweet daughter was invited to make a presentation on how to make these mesh wreaths for our Garden Circle.  It is a fun hobby for her and she has made so many for family and friends.

In the interest of time she made her wreath in advance.  She then demonstrated the steps on how to make the wreath.  She began with a plain circular wire wreath.  She then showed the ladies how  to add the mesh to the metal wreath, first adding the pink mesh.

Then she showed how to add the green mesh.

Then she added additional blue narrow ribbon.

She then demonstrated how she added the decorative Easter eggs to the wreath.

 She said it took her about an hour to make the finished wreath.

The adorable centerpiece for the wreath came from Hobby Lobby.  The decorative eggs came from Michael's.  The eggs are very lightweight and come in all colors and designs.

The Garden Club Circle decided to use the wreath at the Garden Club District Meeting,
which is held in early March,  as an Auction item for the Club.

My sweet daughter Sharon is a very busy mom of four delightful boys.  We were so happy she still found time to come to our Garden Circle meeting for this delightful wreath making demonstration. She is shown here with one of the painted wine glasses a talented member of our club paints and gave to her as a thank-you gift.

After the charming program everyone enjoyed the many delicious dishes 
members brought for brunch.

Our Circle is called the Daffodil Circle of the Garden Club.  
Notice the quilted Daffodil tablecloth one of our members made to use at each meeting.

Oh! My goodness ... Everything was so delicious!
The sandwiches were Chicken Salad and they were so-o-o good!
Everything was good!

The muffins seen on the right in the below photo are called Breakfast Casserole Muffins.  
They are so delicious I will share the recipe with you in another post . 

Everyone enjoyed the fun program, the wonderful brunch and the fun and fellowship of the meeting.
During the meeting someone always shares an inspiration segment.  Below is the inspiration segment presented yesterday that you may enjoy seeing.

Seek to understand what draws you to the garden.  You may discover greater rewards than the blue ribbons awarded for the biggest pumpkin or the best preserves.  You may find the garden becomes a teacher and crop “failures” become lessons learned.  However big or small your garden is, if you allow nature to touch your spirit, gardening will bring returns of peace, satisfaction, and well-being for as long as you continue to wander the garden path.
                                           ~ Norman H. Hansen

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