Everything You Need to Know — And MORE!
What: Make and sell fully handmade wreaths to support Pathfinder School’s Outdoor Education and Camping Programs
When: November 19 – December 10
Who: All Pathfinder families and friends
Where: The wreath workshop is set up in Pathfinder’s covered play-court. Farmers Markets take place on the corner of California and Alaska in front of Key Bank.
What Do Wreaths Cost?
Medium wreaths cost $25. Large wreaths cost $35. Prices may be higher at Farmers Markets.
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How Do I Make a Wreath?
Anyone can make a wreath! Come during your classroom’s Wreath Night to learn from your peers or on a Saturday when there will be other wreath-makers in the workshop. There will be instructions in the workshop for do-it-yourselfers or for those who need a refresher. You need not sell every wreath you make; we always need wreaths for pre-orders and for Farmers Markets on Sundays.
When Can I Make a Wreath?
The shop is always open, but the overhead lights will only be available when there is a custodian on the premises. The only reserved times are for class wreath nights (see below). If the workshop cage is locked, ask at the front office or text the number on the cage door for the combination. Be sure to lock up when you leave.
How Do I Sell a Wreath?
There are three ways to sell a wreath:
- Make and Sell Wreath: Make and sell your own creation. Collect cash or check and submit tags with your money to the front office. Make sure your name and child’s class is listed as both the maker/seller on the tag. Alternatively, the buyer can pay online by pre-ordering the wreath.
- Sell Wreath Only: Have someone else make the wreath and you sell it to a friend or family member. Pre-order online or fill out a paper form and turn it into the office or to email@example.com. Pick a date close to your delivery. We will notify you when your order is ready for pickup in the wreath workshop. Orders will be filled in the order in which they are placed.
- Sell a Wreath at a Farmers Market: Pathfinder will be selling wreaths at the West Seattle Farmers Markets on three consecutive Sundays from 10am-2pm. Working a shift (or helping with set-up or take-down) is a great way to earn credit for your class! Sign up TODAY for a shift on Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and/or Dec. 10.
This year’s bow selections can be found here. Supplies may be limited.
Clipping Greens & Ornamentals
We can always use evergreens and ornamentals! Begin dropping off clippings as early as Nov 17 at the Wreath workshop. We need lots and lots of evergreens: firs, pines, spruce, arborvitae and more. These provide the base of every wreath. Then we spice up the wreaths with berries, seedpods, cones and other interesting ornamentals. Ideas and photos of ornamentals to clip can be found here.
Your child’s classroom can get credit for the time you spend foraging for wreath goodies. You may tally your time online or in the logbox in the workshop.
How Do I Get Credit for My Child’s Class?
Each wreath will have a tag that needs to be filled out completely, including the name (and classroom) of who makes the wreath and the name (and classroom) of who sells the wreath. Pre-orders must include a bow choice. Check out this year’s bows here.
When you deliver your wreath, make sure you keep half of your tag to turn in with the money you collect. The other half goes to your customer as a receipt.
Please seal tags and checks in an envelope together before you turn them in. Wreath tags and money need to be turned into the office by Tuesday, January 9 to ensure your child’s classroom gets credit.
- Online and paper pre-orders: Nov. 20 – Dec. 4
- Sunday Farmers Markets: Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10
Classroom Wreath Nights: 5:30-8:00pm unless otherwise noted
Mon. 11/27: Open
Tues. 11/28: Eagle/Elk
Wed. 11/29: Octopus/Owl
Thur. 11/30: Frog/Spider
Fri. 12/1: Snake/Wolf
Sat. 12/2: Seal (10am-12:30pm) and Salmon (1-3pm)
Mon. 12/4: Raven/Falcon
Tues. 12/5: Bee/Fox/Lynx
Wed. 12/6: Blue Heron/Kingfisher
Thur. 12/7: Bat/Turtle/Otter
Fri. 12/8: Bear/Coyote
Sat. 12/9: Open 10am-12:30pm
- Dec. 11: Last day wreath workshop open. Any remaining wreaths will be donated.
- Dec. 12-13: Break down and cleanup of workshop.
- Jan. 9: Final day to turn in tags and money for classroom credit.
How is My Child’s Classroom Credited?
Your efforts directly benefit your children’s classrooms: 40% of the price of a wreath goes to the maker; 40% of the sales price goes to the seller; 10% is reserved for people who take to collect greens, make bows and clean the workshop; and 10% goes towards expenses.
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NOTE: For the safety of our students the Wreath shop needs to remain locked, but we encourage people to make wreaths on their own time during the day, evenings or weekends. Text the number on the workshop door for the code or check in at the office. Please lock up when you leave.