8 Cracking Christmas wreath classes and kits
Deck your door(s) with boughs of holly! Is your house Christmas-ready if it doesn't have a wreath up by the end of Nov? We think not.
Festivities may look different this year but we’re glamming up our fronties with as much foliage and frills as they can darn well handle.
Fancy giving it a go? This year some are virtual, some are make-at-home kits and some are in house with special measures. So crack open the mulled wine, put on that Christmas playlist and get creative.
Wreath-Making Kit, Petal & Pad, Worcester, 27 November to 2 December
Order a gorgeous wreath-making kit from indie boutique Petal & Pad, collect from the boutique and you’ll have a hand-made statement wreath of dreams in a jiffy. The kit comes with everything you need including a 12-inch frame, wire, fragrant foliage such as spruce and eucalyptus, rustic birch twigs, holly and ivy and some delicious smelling cinnamon sticks. Finish it off with one metre of your choice of Berisford velvet ribbon. Oh, and there’s also a Christmas treat inside each box too. And these guys have thought of everything – you’ll get instructions and a link to a video tutorial to help you along the way. Costs £45.
Christmas Wreath and Garland Workshop, The Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, Chipping Campden, 14 December
Whip up a wow-factor wreath or garland at this IRL workshop led by experienced tutors. You will create and decorate your own stunning natural wreath made from seasonal spruce, natural materials and foliage. There will be plenty of gorgeous decorations to choose from to adorn your wreath, ranging from dried fruits and cones to berries and ribbons. The class lasts three hours and costs £115.
Make a Pom-Pom Wreath, John Lewis, Glos, free
Go bonkers this year and make a wool pom-pom wreath instead. This free event takes place via Zoom with John Lewis’ craft experts, all you need to do is pre-purchase the kit and then the online live workshops will help you make it, ta da! Buy one of the three fantastic kits in order to attend this workshop, which will provide you with a wooden frame, cable ties and all the super chunky wool you will need to create a fun wreath. Choose from a Christmas pudding, a heart or this fabulously quirky green creation (we think it looks like Brussel sprouts!). Your Zoom link will be sent to you two days before the event. Perfect for beginners. Kits cost just £20.
Christmas Wreath and Garland Making Workshop, Daylesford, Kingham, Sat 17 December
Jazz up your door, mantelpiece or stairwell with a wreath made from Daylesford Organic Farm’s homegrown foliage. The farm’s expert florists will show you how to make seasonal wreaths and garlands using natural greenery and blooms foraged from the Cutting Garden here. Weather permitting you’ll get to pick your own so bring your outdoor boots and coat just in case. From 9.30am to 1pm, workshops costs £135.
Wreath-Making Masterclass with Festive Afternoon Tea, Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, 7 to 20 December.
Donna Beaver from the Flower Studio has dressed Ellenborough Park each Christmas and now she’s bringing her stylish wreath making masterclass to the masses. Starting with a glass of mulled wine and festive afternoon tea, Donna will help you create a show stopping wreath for your front door this Christmas. This lovely workshop includes a full festive afternoon tea, glass of mulled wine and everything you need for the wreath.
Wreath-Making Workshop, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Spend two hours creating your own wreath at this creative hub. Learn how to bind moss to a wire frame, attach sprigs of spruce and add special elements such as cinnamon twigs, dried orange segments and pinecones. Each wreath will be individual and as it will be made using moss the wreath will last throughout the festive period. Expert tutors Paul and Janice Viner are your guides for the session which lasts two hours and costs £55.
Wreath-Making Kits, The Sodbury Florist, South Glos
This lovely wreath making kit is almost good enough to eat. It comes with an easy to use step-by-step guide to follow and includes a 12-inch wire frame, wire, moss, seasonal foliage such as eucalyptus and pine, and then diviine smelling cinnamon, chunky dried fruit slices and topped off with a ribbon colour of your choice. All you need is a pair of snippers. Kits will be delivered from Sat 28 November and cost £30.
Create Your Own Wreath Workshop, Hopmarket Flowers, Worcester, 3 – 6 December
Create your own beautiful decor at this socially distanced workshop. Watch as the experts demonstrate how they are made while you enjoy a glass of mulled wine or a coffee then create your own with foliage, berries and more. No previous experience necessary. Costs £40.