I was not expecting in writing an article so fast about this project, but as soon as I saw the pictures on my computer I was like ” I NEED to share this”!!
Claire from Atelier Rose Jasmin invited me to try one of her first workshops – Creation of a Christmas Wreath– I was not sure I was going to make something worth looking at.. but the results are quite impressive (tap tap on the shoulder Diana)
The workshop started with us around around the table full of magnificent things like cotton flowers, long pine leaves (not sure if you call that a leave), different types of dried elements like flowers, pines and nuts, also some feathers ( which I of course fell in L.O.V.E at first sight) and other things you can see in the pictures!
We started with an empty canvas or a plain wreath if you want to be more specific.
Look at these feathers!!!!
So, I started by putting all the green base first.. slowly but steady. I wanted a dramatic look with the right part going “OUT” of the circle … seriously the feathers made me do it! It was stronger than me!
Then, I started adding the feathers, since this was my “Center Stage” and inspiration so I wanted to place them first before anything else to make sure they look good.
Then I added the rest little by little …
After some trial & error I found the perfect balance and decided to add the gold pines, I was not certain about them at the beginning, since I did not want something bling. But it ended up being so so nice, I have to admit I am kind of super in love with it 😀
And VOILA! My beautiful creation, original unique, done by me and so so special.
I could not recommend this ENOUGH, not only you get to leave with it. But you work a part of you that is your creative soul, and we rarely do it! Even at the beginning you can feel so inspired to simply use your hands to CREATE and not just type or being sitting in an office. The fact of creating something is SO rewarding I promise you it is priceless.
Everytime I see my wreath at the door I feel happy, I MADE IT! Of course with the help of Claire, but is so nice to have something at home that came from you and only you. Uniqueness, personification & time are the new meaning of luxury and for me it was a true bonding moment with myself to get in touch with that inner-florist of me hahaha (No I am not becoming one) and just to take time and do something with my bare hands.
I hope you liked the post! I will leave you Claire’s details and important info if you want to join one of her workshop throughout next year!
Diana was born and raised in Mexico and considers Geneva her second home. She studied Hospitality at Les Roches School of Hotel Management in Switzerland and loves to share everything regarding food, travel, hotels and special spots. She hold several collaborations including Kempinski Hotels, Dorchester Collection Hotels, Forbes Travel Guide, Caviar House & Prunier and many more.
She writes at livingeneva.com, dianacasalis.com regularly and has occasional collaborations with: EasyJet magazine, Forbes & other blogs.