DEERFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Historic Deerfield hosted its first wreath-making workshop on Monday at the Deerfield Community Center.

Historic Deerfield will be decorating the doors of the Village with hand-crafted holiday wreaths that are being created by volunteers of the open-air museum. The wreaths will be hung on doors of the historic homes on Main Street by volunteer Bill Fennessy, who will be dressed up as Santa’s Elf.

Volunteers will help create wreaths in order to hang them on 35 buildings at 59 locations in the Village. The different volunteers include Girls Scout Troops, a homeschooling family, and residents from Greenleaves Retirement Community.

Monday’s workshop took place at the Deerfield Community Center with over 60 volunteers crafting wreaths. 22News stopped by the wreath workshop to find out how the whole event started.

“About 25 years ago, a couple ladies who lived here in old Deerfield, Tinka Lund, who’s here tonight as one of our coaches. And Joanna Crillmand, who has passed away, got together and said we should have wreaths on the houses, and let’s make them all natural and that was their one rule,” said Julie Orvis the Special Events Coordinator for Historic Deerfield.

The wreaths will be hung on the doors on Thursday, December 1st at 9:30 a.m. The largest wreath that will be created will be six feet in diameter and will be hung at the Flynt Center.

If you want to get in on the wreath making action, other workshop days include Tuesday, November 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.