OLD FORT, NC – Make your home more festive this Christmas season by creating your own holiday wreath. The Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center in Old Fort will host a wreath-making workshop on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.  

Pat Piercy will lead the workshop on the museum’s front porch, 24 Water Street, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will move across the street to 78-D South Catawba Avenue (between Roots Salon and the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios).

Learn the merits of various wreath frames (e.g., wire, straw, twig, grapevine, Styrofoam, etc.) Find out when hot glue works better than floral wire or tape. Try your hand at tying bows. Debate whether faux or natural materials are more attractive. Or just enjoy playing with colors and textures.

The fee for the workshop is $10 per person, payable at the door with either check or cash. (Please bring exact change if paying with cash). Credit cards cannot be accepted. The fee covers the cost of both instruction and materials, including a wreath frame, wire, ribbon, some live greenery, both natural and artificial materials, and a variety of Christmas ornaments. If you have other materials you wish to use on your wreath, please bring them with you to the workshop.

Advance registration is required, as space is limited to the first 15 participants. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.

To register or receive more information about the workshop, please contact RoAnn Bishop at Mountain Gateway Museum at 828-668-9259 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


  • Occurred Saturday, November 18th, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Mountain Gateway Museum

24 Water Street
Old Fort, NC 28762