Jenna Van Hout
Jenna Van Hout is an independent designer & artist in the Bay Area

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Merry Christmas

I went to a wreath-making workshop the other night at my friend Mason’s house. It was led by Gina of Bloom Generation. It was a great gathering of ladies crafting together, in a medium that I’m not super familiar with. I had a lot of fun and really like how my wreath turned out.

For the base, I wanted the smell of a traditional tree but with more of a windswept look—so I used douglass fir for volume under longer fronds of cedar, and sprinkled some clusters of dried berries around. I wanted to do a cool asymmetrical accent and I was inspired by some of the richly colored earthy things that Gina had provided, so I made a composition with mushrooms, moss, lichens, and other strange dried things that I don’t know what they are. I finished it with some pheasant feathers.

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