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In early November of 2020, I was searching for a creative outlet that I could focus on during an isolating time of the Covid-19 pandemic. My property has beautiful Morning Light grasses that are dried by late fall. I had a vision one day that I would try making a wreath out of them and lucky for me, the wreath turned out just as I had envisioned. I was so proud of my first venture that I posted a picture of my creation on Instagram and received rave reviews from friends. I kept going, trying out new holiday creations as well as making more grass wreaths.


It was such a fun process that I took it one step further and decided to make holiday wreaths and ask people in return for donations for Hope Beneath the Tree. The support for this holiday project was overwhelming, and I was able to raise enough money to be able to provide 42 children of incarcerated parents with Christmas presents. I was so thankful for all of encouragement that I received, and loved that I was able to bring some joy into these children’s lives. After Christmas, I took a break from making wreaths, but people continued to reach out asking if I would continue to make them, thus Copper and Birch was born!

After creating my Copper and Birch Instagram page, I was asked if I would be willing to teach a class at the Shelburne Craft School. I accepted the challenge and found that I had a love of teaching as well as creating. I will continue to offer classes as well as design wreaths to sell.

My plan is to, again, donate proceeds from my Christmas time wreath making/classes to Hope Beneath the Tree. I hope to see you at one of my wreath workshops soon!

To learn more about Hope Beneath the Tree,

please click here.


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