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
On Set Today! Talk about tinsel in Tinsel town!
Shot at a private residence in Encino, CA I was brought into the project for my expertise in tree design and decoration, to seamlessly execute the Director’s vision. Silver was the central focus, with the mantra: Add more tinsel! This was a fun opportunity, and it brought me back to my childhood on just how much of a mess it can make! Doing projects like this allows me to incorporate everyday materials. Did you see the tin foil?
Having a ball today as I complete this custom 4′ illuminated wreath. This design was for the ride sharing company Lyft that had requested a statement piece in pink and silver for passengers to post their Holiday selfies. I decorated this one by sitting in the middle where I was able to easily see and access each area. Doing pieces like this that are different and unique always gets my creativity going and inspires me to think outside the box. Classy as always!
I had the opportunity to create the décor for 6 different sets that gave an overall Christmas look to 6 different themes ranging from Grandma’s house to settings portraying equality in this era of non-traditional families. This project demonstrated how quickly and effectively I could work under pressure and strict timelines. This project was completed in less then 10 days.
Red Pine and berry centerpiece
This is an example of the classic natural pine centerpiece
Pine and ornament centerpiece with a golden touch
Frosted natural look
An easy way to create a festive look for any area big or small. Centerpieces are an affordable, fun way to create a holiday accent and bring cheer to your home, workplace, or special event any time of year.
A Peek Behind the Scenes!
This is me at one of the shows getting a look at all of the latest hottest newest fashionable ornaments at the Atlanta and Dallas marts.
These customized reindeer went into an area in Pasadena. Each of the neckpieces was handmade and hand lit to illustrate the client’s needs.
This is the another treatment of reindeer on a much larger scale.
Rolling up the sleeves to get the job done!