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Learn How to Gift Wrap Flowers — Just in Time for Mother's Day

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Paper & Petals workshop Plan on giving Mum some flowers for Mother's Day this year? Come out to my Paper + Petals workshop at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre on May 12 and learn how the right kind of paper can make flowers from the grocery store look so, so much better. I'll show you how to wrap bouquets and potted plants, make simple vases, and package seeds and bulbs (for the gardeners). Plus, you'll get a chance to make your own floral pick medallion (like the one in the photo above), on which to write a heartfelt message to Mom. Or, if you think Mom would enjoy herself, bring her along for the workshop too!

Find full details on my website, or visit harbourfrontcentre.com to register.

5 Reasons to Come to My Wreath Workshop

Spring Watermark-Tissue Wreath UPDATE: Unfortunately, this workshop has been cancelled. Please consider signing up for my Paper + Petals flower-wrapping workshop on May 12th.

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Only a week and a half until my next workshop! On Saturday, April 21st, I'll be teaching my popular watermark-tissue wreath project at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

I love this wreath project because (a) it's really easy to make and looks fabulous, and (b) it uses two of my favourite papers, Japanese watermark tissue (a durable, lacy, fabric-like paper) and chiyogami (a silkscreened paper available in hundreds of stunning patterns). The bonus for me this time is that the workshop is presented by the Harbourfront Centre, where I spent many, many hours as a child, skating on their pond, watching live music and generally just hanging about. Many fond memories.

But enough about me. Here are 5 reasons why you should come to the Spring Wreath Workshop:

  1.  It's a fun day of crafting!
  2. The wreath is very, very easy to make — suitable for beginner and advanced crafters alike.
  3. You'll get to play with gorgeous papers (really, really gorgeous papers).
  4. The wreath makes a great handmade Mother's Day gift.
  5. You'll want to make more: Once you learn how to make this tissue wreath, you'll want to make lots of them, as gifts, to try different colours and to decorate your own home. (You'll be sent home with instructions for easy referral.) One of the students from my last wreath workshop is making a whole bunch of them in white as decorations for her wedding.
For full details, visit my website, or register online at harbourfrontcentre.com. Hope to see you there!

Spring Wreath Workshop

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Spring Watermark-Tissue Wreath UPDATE: Unfortunately, this workshop has been cancelled. Please consider signing up for my Paper + Petals flower-wrapping workshop on May 12th.

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Pretty wreath, eh? You can make your own if you come to my Spring Watermark-Tissue Wreath workshop on the 21st. The wreath, made from Japanese watermark tissue, makes a wonderful gift, say, for Mother's Day coming up. Or, if you're a bride, it would be a beautiful decoration for your wedding. Or, a simply lovely way to decorate your home for spring. And you want to know a secret? It's really, really easy to make!

For full details, visit my website, or register online at harbourfrontcentre.com.

Spring Workshops at Harbourfront Centre

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If you're in the Toronto area and ready for spring (and I mean real spring, not this fake spring we've been having all winter), sign up for one of my upcoming workshops at Harbourfront Centre. Give yourself something to look forward to.

On April 21, I'm doing a full-day workshop on how to make an ethereal paper wreath from Japanese watermark tissue. It's a really simple project that looks stunning hung in a window. And it makes a nice gift as well.

And on May 12, I'll be teaching my Paper & Petals workshop, in which I'll show you tons of ways you can combine decorative papers with flowers to create beautiful gifts as well as centrepieces for your home or for events (attention brides!). You'll learn how to wrap bouquets from the corner store so they look as if they came from a high-end florist (a great budget-conious gift for Mother's Day), plus you'll get to make your own paper medallion floral pick like the one shown in the photo above.

To sign up, visit the Harbourfront Centre website.