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Wreath Making

Saturday 21st November 2020

 

 

Calling all wreath makers.  No experience needed, just enthusiasm.


Christmas WreathGreat fun for all the family, easy to make, and you can help decorate the town ready for the festive season.


As some of you will know, we have made wreaths the past couple of years with a group of volunteers and then placed them around the main parts of the town for the festive period.
This year, obviously, we can't get together to make them so thought you might like to get involved by making them at home.


We have free copper wreath rings available to pick up at Watts Trading, we're very happy for you to make one for your own door, and then the rest you manage to make can either be dropped back to Watts Trading, or, if you prefer, or have a favoured spot, you can choose to place it yourself somewhere in town. Most people can manage 2 or 3 but if you're feeling industrious, we will appreciate it.


We'd like to get Queen St, Fore St, Quay St, The Parade, Monmouth Lane and Sq and North St covered as much as possible, we made over 80 for the town last year.


Some of you will be seasoned experts, other novices, there is no right or wrong way, but we  have added  a video on Facebook giving you tips.


You can use moss to start your ring or you can weave greenery around, both work, and then it's a matter of dressing them as much or as little as you want. All you'll need are some scissors or shears and garden twine or wire, ask the neighbours for some foliage if you have none yourself, or maybe explore the woods on your daily walk. Some garden centres have moss.


If you'd prefer to make swags from greenery, that would also be great, we decorated the railings on the main road between Andy's Antiques and the Chinese last year, it would be good to see this covered again. The more the merrier.


We would love to have them all up ready for the first Kerbside Carol's and the reopening of shops on December the 3rd.  Feel free to also dress your windows with spare greenery, or stencils, and silhouettes which look great back lit.


Watts Trading are trying to open 3 days a week at the moment so call in when passing and pick up some rings ready to get Wreath Making.


Many Thanks, we really appreciate it.


Adrian Barratt on behalf of Lostwithiel Business Group.

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