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Virtual Program - Keepsake Winter Centerpiece Begins with Winter Evergreens.”

On Tuesday, December 1st, at 6:00 p.m. the LaSalle Public Library will virtually host Natalie Martin, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener volunteer, when she presents, “Keepsake Winter Centerpiece Begins with Winter Evergreens.”

Presented in a tutorial format, Natalie Martin, will demonstrate the creative process of crafting a winter centerpiece for the home, utilizing common items or materials, such as pine cones, fabric, holiday ornaments, evergreens (faux or live) and keepsakes, like children’s crafts or mementos. The step-by-step program will share the process of creating the basic structure and will provide ideas for making the centerpiece personal. A materials list will be provided.  Craft along with Natalie during the live program and ask questions live or use the recording for reference!

This is a free program, open to the public but requires registration to receive the Zoom link.  To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/36E65dM

If you prefer to connect to this program using an iPad or smartphone, instead of a computer, need more information, or have questions, please contact Rachael Blomquist, Digital Content Librarian, at rblomquist@lasalle.lib.il.usor call the Library at 815-223-2341.

Suggested Materials List: 
 
1/2 yard fabric (burlap, flannel, holiday prints, etc.), pinecones, holiday items (ornaments, stars, figurines), *greenery, can be cut from garden, purchased, or faux (holly, evergreen, boxwoods, magnolia leaves), decorative items (faux berries, twigs, bird figures), ribbon (1 inch recommended but any width will do), small box, crate, basket, jar, hot glue, safety pins, clothespins. 
 
* - If you have small children or pets to be sure to check with the Illinois Poison Center to determine if the plant cuttings are safe to use.  Link:  https://www.illinoispoisoncenter.org/