DIY Seasonal Wreath Accessory Workshop

Join Lisa Weddel and Laura Tonner, co-owners of DIY Designs Inspired by You, for this unique make-and-take wreath workshop. Purchasing a completely new wreath for each season can get costly, so we are getting creative and making seasonal wreath décor that can be changed out throughout the year. Similar to a corsage, each student will make a seasonally inspired arrangement that can be attached to any wreath form of their choosing whether it be made of evergreen branches, grapevines or pinecones.

Participants are supplied with materials to create one wreath accessory. If you have a wreath form in mind, you may bring it to the workshop and put everything together at the Gardens, otherwise you can attach the accessory later at home.


Price: $42, $37 member

Instructors: Lisa Weddel and Laura Tonner


Lisa Weddel AIFD PFCI has been in the floral industry for over 30 years.  She has been active in all areas of the industry from designer, teacher to owner of several businesses. Lisa has a floriculture degree, is an Iowa Master florist, as well as being an accredited member of the American Institute of Floral Designers organization where she currently holds the position of President of the South-Central Chapter.  In addition, Lisa has served on the Board of Trustees of the Professional Floral Communicators International as Chairman.This is an organization under the umbrella of the Society of American Florists.

Past floral accomplishments include designing at the prestigious Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA for over 16 parades as a designer as well as a team leader. She designed on the floral team for President George W. Bush's 2005 Presidential Inauguration, designed at the 2019 Kentucky Derby.


Laura Tonner has enjoyed working in the floral industry for seven years. Her favorite part has been designing for weddings and events, but she has done just about everything in the floral industry. She has experience in retail, deliveries and the day-to-day operations of a small flower shop. All of this has led to her latest endeavor as the co-owner of Designs Inspired by You, the first of its kind floral experience studio.

Laura has a floral certificate from a local design school, won an academic scholarship from FAR (Floral Association of the Rockies) and has attended the Rose Parade as a designer for two years.

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