12/11/18

Mini Fresh Christmas Trees Workshop at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Participants work.



The Mini Fresh Christmas Trees Workshop at the Toronto Botanical Garden was last Saturday. Participants received material kits I put together to decorate mini houses, mini wreaths and a fresh mini Christmas tree. 

Kits included: Dresden paper, ribbon pieces, charms, pipe cleaner pieces (fluffy and metallic), wool cuttings, millinery flowers, music sheet strips, metallic thead and more! 

I chose European Cypress trees about 10" tall. They make beautiful Christmas trees.  Fragrant, pretty, very easy to care for and can be brought outside in the Spring.
They make beautiful room decor, tabletop decorations and a unique host/hostess gift.

Above are some of the mini ornaments (about an inch in size!) participants created for their mini Christmas trees. I made and glittered these mini houses that came in the kits with doors, roofs and windows were included. Some participants created their own!

European Cypress care:
  • Proper name: Chamaecyparis ellwoodii  
  • Hardy in zones 5-9 or indoors  
  • Prefers sun or part-sun  
  • Keep evenly moist, trim as needed  

Some participants like in the image below trimmed their trees and used cuttings into more decorations. So pretty!
 


Stay tuned for some more photos of the workshop!

Gabriela is a Certified Instructional Designer and Facilitator. DIY Book Author. Toronto Botanical Garden Instructor. She teaches Adult Education Classes and Workshops.
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