The holidays are the only time of the year when it’s appropriate to point at a dead plant and expect a kiss. Get in the holiday spirit with this Groupon.
$29 for a Mesh-Wreath-Making Class and Supplies ($60 Value)
Choose from the following dates:
- Monday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to noon
- Tuesday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to noon
- Tuesday, November 27, from 9 a.m. to noon
- Wednesday, November 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, November 29, from 9 a.m. to noon
- Monday, December 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to noon
- Wednesday, December 5, from 9 a.m. to noon
- Thursday, December 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 12, from 9 a.m. to noon<p>
Each student receives all of the supplies needed (a $44.95 value) for the three-hour class (a $15.05 value), including a 24-inch work wreath, one roll of mesh, a plaque, and flourishes such as ribbon, deco tubing, or glamour rope. Under expert instruction, students customize their round, square, twig, or pencil wreaths with their chosen meshes, which are available in an array of festive colors. They can use their additional supplies to adorn the mesh with loops, curls, or starbursts of ribbon and tubing. The centerpiece plaques come in a variety of shapes, including Santas, Christmas trees, and snowmen. Mesh-wreath-making skills can also be used year-round to create decor for Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and Mesh Wreath Day.<p>
Ellis Home and Garden
The Ellis family traces its history of working with plants to the late 1800s, when they operated a pottery-manufacturing company in Texas. Current-generation family members build from their familial expertise at all five of their store locations, spread between Louisiana and Texas. Twice a year, the Ellises travel overseas to identify upcoming horticulture trends decided by UN meetings in The Hague. This has expanded their decorative focus to include all aspects of home décor to complement greenhouses filled with tropical blooms and locally grown shrubbery. Clocks, lamps, and vases score homeowners extra credit in interior-design classes, and fountains and outdoor furniture make gardens hospitable for warm weather. For those who want to get ahead on holiday decorating, they offer an extensive selection of seasonal decor and accents year round. The Ellises encourage creativity with hands-on classes in subjects such as making centerpieces, weaving wreaths, and tying ribbon into perfect bows.