Pick up perfect blooms and make your own Christmas centrepiece at this festive pop-up
Let’s be honest – living in hot and sunny Queensland doesn’t exactly fit with a traditional Christmas aesthetic. The store-bought wreaths with plastic holly and fake snow seem like a bit of a cop-out – so why not decorate a little more Australiana this festive season? West Village is holding a bloomin’ great native flower market and workshops, taking over the precinct on Saturday December 22 to make sure you’re all set for when the Man in Red comes down the chimney.
If you’ve always wanted to have a crack at making your own Christmas centrepiece, WV Blooms by Brisbane MarketPlace is the perfect opportunity. A qualified florist will guide you through the process of making your own bespoke creation – you’ll get to chat through colour schemes, placement ideas and pick up the tricks and tools that the pros use. The end result will be a personalised masterpiece featuring native foliage, gumnuts, sea holly and dried sorghum, all tied together with hessian bows and a Christmas peg for that perfect element of finesse.
For those who want to pick up some extra decorations for the day, WV Blooms by Brisbane MarketPlace will also be holding a lush Christmas flower market. Wander through The Common and select from stunning blooms of all styles – whether you’re picking up a bouquet to impress the in-laws or just want to sort out your own arrangement for the day, you can find everything you need here. In case the name of the event didn’t give it away, the market is being held by Brisbane MarketPlace, one of our city’s biggest treasure troves of stunning native plants – so you can rest assured that any blooms you take home have been curated to last (and look beautiful while they’re at it).
Ready to bloom into Christmas? Entry to the WV Blooms by Brisbane MarketPlace is free, and you can nab a spot at the workshops here.