Tradition Highlight: Wreath Making
Join in on a Fun Holiday Crafting Tradition!
If there’s one thing you’ll notice when you walk into most Camphill spaces, it’s that they’re filled with beautiful crafts. From woodworking to mosaics, or ceramics to weavery, you never know what new craft you might learn.
In Camphill, crafting isn’t just an expression of one’s talents; it’s a way of building connections. Crafts are learned and created together in community. They add brightness to gathering spaces and homes. And in some Camphill communities, they’re even sold to the local community, decorating the entire town.
Each year as the holiday season approaches, many Camphillers participate in one popular holiday crafting tradition: wreath making!
I feel such a warm rush of pride when I hang it on the front door and each time I come home and see (my wreath)!
One Camphiller shared that “every year as temperatures drop, I find myself looking forward to wreath making. I love the creativity that you can pour into it! There are so many textures and shades to play with and so many beautiful little extras you can collect from the land and weave into the wreath. I feel such a warm rush of pride when I hang it on the front door and each time I come home and see it.”
And the best thing about wreath making? It’s super easy! You can even do it at home in time for the holidays.
As another Camphiller said, “It’s a relaxing craft that doesn’t require a lot of skill. Just time, a few basic materials, and some holiday music to get you in the spirit. It’s a great tradition to share with your friends and family, and your eyes, nose, and neighbors will be grateful for your effort!”
Want to make your own wreath? Check out these tutorials on how to make a wreath with a wreath frame, how to make a wreath with wire/twine, and even how to make one with no extra materials necessary.
For a peek into this year’s Camphill wreath making festivities, check out this photo gallery: