gold badge

Jenni Wren Creative

Contact name: Jenni Ray
Total bookings
over 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Jenni is a passionate florist, creator, crafter and teacher with over 35 years in the floral industry with extensive expertise in both wholesale and retail and events. Originally from South Africa where she started out in the wholesale of dried flowers and then naturally moved into fresh flowers where she ran 3 successful florist shops. There was an opportunity for expansion to the UK in the dried flower division so she moved with her family and established 2 very successful florist businesses in Wimbledon and Chelsea with a celebrity portfolio. After 10 years, missing the warmth of Africa she moved to Spain and lived bordering a nature reserve where she would host many wildflowers walks, foraging workshops and courses. At her luxury venue, she hosted many of weddings and functions, often to 1000's of guests at a time. After 20 years in Spain, she came back to the UK and set up a studio florist in the Oxfordshire area, specialising in wedding and events and craft workshops. Jenni combines her extensive floristry and gardening experience after establishing 3 gardens from scratch and is now not only a small scale flower farmer, but also grows and dries her own flowers as well as making crafts and selling DIY kits and hosting in-person workshops for all levels and abilities in Didcot, Faringdon and Nettlebed Woodlands, Near Henley on Thames. Her style is natural and draws from and reflects the influence of the different countries that she lived in and her surroundings including her private woodland that a lot of her material is sourced and grown in. Sustainability is a key principal in her designs as well as caring for the environment in all aspects of her floristry work.

Courses, kits & gifts

gold badge
Christmas Wreath Foraging Woodland Workshop
2 hours
Next date: 24th Nov 2024
12 places left
gold badge
Christmas Wreath Making Kit on Eco-friendly Willow Bases
67 items left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
27 Mar 24'

Lauren reviewed: Spring Living Wreath Workshop: Didcot OX11 Oxfordshire

"Such a fun way to ease into the changing of the seasons. I love my wreath so much!"

Jenni Wren Creative responded:

"I love that you love your wreath and what’s more it’s sustainable and can be reused year on year, both the wreath base and the bulbs. I hope that it becomes a yearly and seasonal craft project. Jenni"

17 Mar 24'

Maggie reviewed: LIVING SPRING WREATH with Spring Bulbs on a woven willow/birch base

"I was thrilled to receive the Living Spring Wreath kit from my son for Mother’s Day. What a wonderful gift! The selection of bulbs and greenery were lovely and there was a good supply of moss and willow to make the basic wreath. I am very pleased with the finished wreath and have it displayed on my garden table for all my visitors to admire. "

Jenni Wren Creative responded:

"What a lovely review to receive on a Sunday morning. It is always so rewarding to hear such wonderful comments, and especially that you have so enjoyed the experience which is a 3 in 1: Crafting, Gardening and Floristry with this Living Spring Wreath Kit. I am sure it looks beautiful and as you say will be appreciated not only by you, but your visitors too! Well Done!"

10 Mar 24'

Aliki Constantopoulou reviewed: Spring wreath with gorgeous artificial flowers and nest detail.

" I absolutely adored every minute of making this today. Thank you for your clear instructions and beautiful supplies"

Jenni Wren Creative responded:

"You are so welcome, thank you for the photo, you did an amazing job! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every moment making the wreath and found the instructions clear. It's always rewarding to know that my supplies and guidance helped create a beautiful craft. Hopefully you will be inspired to make more wreaths in the future. 🤩"

26 Feb 24'

Liz Yuille reviewed: Spring Living Wreath Workshop: Didcot OX11 Oxfordshire

"Just spent a wonderful afternoon with Jenni. She guided us through making a 'living' wreath in a supportive, but not prescriptive, way. We all left with great wreaths that will change over the coming weeks as the plants bloom. Highly recommend."

Jenni Wren Creative responded:

"Thank you Liz, we had such a lovely class and such a creative group of ladies and as you say, all left with beautiful handcrafted Spring wreaths which will develop and bloom as the season progresses. Hope to see you again for our Christmas Wreath Advanced Class. Jenni"

Our website uses cookies to give you the best user experience. By using the site you are consenting to our use of cookies. You can find out more, or manage your cookie settings in our Privacy Policy