Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

Deck The Halls Greens Workshop

  • December 05, 2017
  • 6:00 PM
  • Location To Be Determined



Deck The Halls Greens Workshop!

All members of the Capitol Hill Garden Club who have paid their 2017 - 2018dues are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Deck the Halls Workshop. We will provide enough evergreen boughs for a wreath and/or centerpiece, a wreath form and/or oasis for making a centerpiece, beautiful ribbons and wreath-making pins. 

Old hands will gladly help first-timers. There will be demos of wreath and bow making.

If you have your old wreath forms, please bring them to re-use or to share. We also welcome anything from your garden that you feel is nice enough to use for decorations such as extra magnolia leaves, pinecones, and seedpods.

The workshop begins with finger food at 6:30 p.m. The early start allows time to eat before working on the wreaths and arrangements. Those who wish to come only for the supper are welcome to do so – no fee or registration is necessary – just bring food to share.

Registration Is Important!

As usual the workshop is limited to the first 40 people who sign up. Advance reservation and a $25 contribution toward the cost of the greens are both required. Information on how to register and pay your feel will be provided later. 

Food: Each member is asked to bring a plate of sweet or savory finger food – enough for 8 -- the Club will provide paper plates, plastic glasses and beverages. We provide no cutlery, so, please, no casseroles!

Items you may want to bring: An apron to protect your clothes from pitch, garden gloves, pruning shears, scissors, pliers, or a Swiss army knife for making a wreath, swag or centerpiece. You will need to bring a watertight container to hold an oasis for a centerpiece. Persons allergic to the greens may wish to bring antihistamine. Remember to label your tool


Cleanup: We must leave the room as we found it. All members attending are required to help with the cleanup at the end of the workshop and restore the room for the next day’s activities. Please take folding chairs to the racks, sweep floors and bag all trash. Cleanup must be completed by 9:00 p.m.

Volunteers: Help will be needed during the day of the event to bag up and greens and prepare the space for the workshop.

Chairperson Needed!  If you would like to plan, organize and run this year's event, please reach out to Ed Peterman soon.  He can provide you with the information you'll need to get started and to have a wonderful time doing this.  This is a great opportunity for a group of friends to work together on.

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