Christmas wreath-making workshops – updated
There's nothing like a wreath-making workshop to let off some creative steam and get into the festive mood. Before you say it's too early, they're selling out already, sweetie! Grab your tickets now.
Secateurs at the ready! Here are some of our favourite wreath-making workshops. Just add mulled wine and mince pies…
Sonning Flowers Wreath Workshops, various locations, from £60
Always make a fragrant entrance after creating a Sonning Flowers traditional door wreath. Learn how to moss and dress your wreath with a large range of decs, including fruit, fir cones, baubles, cinnamon sticks, ribbons and then make it your own. Would an Elton John feathered creation be so wrong? Lots of options here, book in at The Honesty Cookery School Newbury (27 and 29 Nov); The Barn Sonning Common (2 Dec); Reading Biscuit Factory (3 and 10 Dec); belt out a carol while making your wreath at St Laurence’s Church Reading (11 Dec) and Stanlake Park Wine Estate Twyford (11 Dec). If you want to go all out, Sonning Flowers is also running a workshop on decorating your house for Christmas on 18 Dec.
MadeBy Tamalia, Creativ.Space Caversham, 23 Nov – 6 Dec, £55
If you’ve not discovered MadeBy Tamalia in Caversham, now is the time to get involved. Christmas is back will jingles bells on, with a Festive Series of creative workshops. You’ll create a unique 14in wire base Winter Berry wreath, with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to keep your energy levels topped up. And if you find your Christmas crafting groove, they are also running workshops to create your own Christmas Bauble and table centrepiece. Available dates: 23, 25 and 30 Nov.
The Garden Room, The Swan at Streatley, £55
** SOLD OUT ** A cool location, with an inspirational river view. Local florist Sarah from The Garden Room will be running her workshop in the Old Boat House at The Swan at Streatley. You know the drill, you get to play with an array of natural foliage and Christmas goodies to make a unique wreath, but this one comes with a glass of Champagne. That should get the creative juices flowing. You can also grab a bite to eat before or after the event at Coppa Club. It would be rude not to.
Emma Curtis, The Great House Sonning, 5 Dec, £55
Join George and Amal Clooney creating something festive and fab. I mean, they’ve not confirmed, but we’re convinced they’ll be shaking their baubles at The Great House, swaying to Last Christmas. Under the expert guidance of resident florist Emma Curtis you’ll take home the most impressive wreath for your front door and a kiss from George under the mistletoe. A girl can dream £55pp. Get social bring a friend and make a night of it – supper at Coppa Club with a cheeky glass of wine come Father Christmas approved.
Willow and Blooms at The Mulberry Bush Thatcham, 2-4 Dec, £45
I’m a big fan of this chic indie florist – a past Muddy-award winner, and run by the inspiring Helen Vickers. Helen will be hosting workshops at The Mulberry Bush in Thatcham. All the materials are provided (lots of lush foliage, pine cones, cinnamon, twigs, dried fruits, and a natural raffia or ribbon bow to finish). Bring an apron and secateurs, load on festive drinkies and nibbles and off you go. Call to book 01635 860900.
Wessex Flower Company, various West Berkshire locations, £25 – £75
I’ve attended Alicia’s Wessex Flower Co. wreath workshop and created my most fabulous wreaths to date. She lovingly forages for foliage, feather, pine cones and more throughout the year so that you can let your creativity run wild. This year, Alicia has four different workshops: a Forager Wreath Workshop – there’s a gin tasting as well (30 Nov at The Good Life Hub in Hampstead Norreys), Luxury Wreath Workshop (5 Dec at West Berkshire Brewery in Yattendon) and two DIY kits. Check them out and book up.
Lisa Darban Bespoke Floristry in Datchet, £57.90
Eco friendly and fun for all your friends and family. Lisa Darban of Bespoke Floristry in Datchet is hosting wreath workshop from 2, 5, 9 Dec and potentially 11 Dec.. Get your girls together or just fly in solo, there will be mulled wine on arrival and snacks for stamina and all the kit and kaboodle you’ll need to create something fabulous.
White Horse Flower Company, The Honesty Cookery School Newbury, 3-4 Dec, £100
The super-talented Lindsay Kitchin from the White Horse Flower Company is hosting workshops at The Honesty Cookery School. It’s a beautiful large barn just outside Newbury, delivering all the festive feels. Her expert tuition and incredible array of foliage and decorative additions are legendary. Workshops available to book on 3 Dec only.
Two Little Birds Events @ The Admiral Cunningham Bracknell, 30 Nov – 9 Dec, £55
** SOLD OUT **On your marks, get set, book! Muddy Award-winning Two Little Birds will be running wreath workshops at The Admiral Cunningham in Bracknell. If you like to create something a bit different, Lynsey is you festive fun fairy. There will be fizz, music, floristry tips, a kick arse wreath to take home and an abundance of her signature peacock feathers. Fab-u-lous.
Green Parlour Online Wreath Course, 30 Nov – 4 Dec, £75
Pop on your floral crown, Emma and the Green Parlour team have been touched by royalty. They helped with the floral explosion for the Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Wedding, so you know you’re in good hands. Book a workshop session at Emma’s Bradfield studio or enjoy a virtual wreath-making session from the comfort of your own home on 3 Dec. You’ll be guided through the process of making and decorating your own Christmas Door Wreath, get tips on how to keep it looking fresh.
Something Something Floral Design, Lockey Farm Aborfield, 30 Nov – 12 Dec
Get the Christmas story vibes by creating a Christmas wreath in a beautiful (livestock free) barn with Something Something Floral Design. Using seasonal and locally sourced foliage, let your creativity flow with the help of a little Prosecco, mulled wine and yummy goodies. Spaces still available on 30 Nov; 1, 9 and 12 Dec. There’s also the opportunity to create a table centre on 22 and 23 December (£45).
** SOLD OUT ** Spaces for The Flowerstalks’ wreath workshops are hotter than David Beckham in an undies ad. So book in quick. Expect small groups and everything will be provided for you – equipment, materials, and snacks. Simply pay a deposit of £20, the balance is due on the day.
Bramble Cottage Flowers is all about being extra. And there’s no better place to do that than in the safety of your own home. They have created DIY kits (moss based ring, foliage, wires and all the pretty bits to decorate) with written instructions and link to a step by step video – which means you can go at your own pace and drink as much mulled wine as you like. Simply slip into your sequins, and off you go. Free local delivery.
Chunky Knit Christmas Wreath, The Base Greenham Common, 28 Nov and 11 Dec
Craftier than a Kirstie Allsopp Crimbo, how about a chunky knit, eco-friendly wreath this year? Made from the softest merino wool, you’ll have a selection of decs to adorn your creation or you can bring along your favourites from home. No experience necessary, you’ll be guided from beginning to end.