Decorating your Mailbox for the Holidays with Greens

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Just a very quick post to show you the evergreen swag made by a class attendee this weekend for her mailbox.  I’ve offered this option in my class for two years, but this was the very first taker for this particular item.

The other attendees made kissing balls, wreaths, and candle centerpieces.

And now, I have to say, “I’m hooked!”  on these mailbox swags.  It came out beautiful, and I must make one for my mailbox if I get the time soon.  It’s lovely.  Great job attendee!  You know who you are.

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The swag requires a special frame and evergreens of course and some time.  The technique is covered in my class on the how-to’s.

More photos and tips will be posted on my Evergreen Creations Classes to share with you.  Especially now with the holidays fast approaching.

But in the meantime, if you are local and wish to join a day class tomorrow, December 10th, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, contact me at 860-977-9473.  Location:  Senior Center in Broad Brook, CT.

Stay Tuned,

Cathy Testa

P.S.  You do not need to be a senior to attend the class noted above.  Thank you.

Evergreens Creations Class at the East Windsor Senior Center on Tuesday


Yesterday was a huge success of making amazing evergreen creations with attendees at my annual class, but there is another chance if you are available during the day and would like to join my next session at the East Windsor Senior Center located on Main Street in Broad Brook, CT.  It will be held Tuesday, December 10th, 12:30 – 2:00 pm.  If interested, we have a few seats open.  Contact me either via cell: 860-977-9473 or

To give you an idea of what you can make, take a look at these photos below of the regular sized kissing ball and wreath.  The candle centerpiece is unique – we won’t be making them in this beautiful sleigh as one attendee did yesterday – what a GREAT IDEA, but the candle centerpiece you can make is just as beautiful.  See my Classes on this blog for other photos.

Every year, the creativity increases by the attendees.  I’m always impressed with their new twists on how to make their evergreen creation more – well CREATIVE!  We had attendees make topiary balls for a beautiful pot outdoors, another attendee brought a cute sleigh to create her candle centerpiece, and even another attendee installed red lights in her kissing ball – WOW.  Stunning, which I will share those photos later.

But for now, this is just a peak of items from yesterday’s class below.  If interested in this week’s Tuesday class at the Senior Center, please contact me right away.

Take a look at other photos on this blog for what you can make with fresh evergreens, including the instruction and materials.  For more information, contact me 860-977-9473.

And enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Thank you – Cathy Testa

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