This season I had the opportunity to make 18 60” wreaths for the trellis seating areas at Westfield Century City. All the work was done on site and installed the following day. Each wreath had to be bolted together, lit with 5 100 bulb LED light strands and over 30 different pieces of decor. It was crunch time as I was hired last minute to complete the task Black Friday weekend! My nickname “Edward Scissorhands” has stuck with me way past my retail days.
Each element or ingredient as I sometimes say, had to be counted and calculated to make sure each wreath looked the same and we had equal parts. I used good quality wire cutters to cut the long bushy stems into smaller pieces and applied layers of decor using a hot glue pan with commercial grade glue. This was very important as the wreaths hung upside down and needed to be extra secure.
The finished wreaths were layered with various size succulents, wispy frosted bits, multiple pine sprigs , greenery blended sprays and pearl and crystal accents. Once finished they weighed about 50 pounds. Gorgeous look for Christmas decor in Los Angeles! Continue reading