We love making Christmas crafts and the result can often make great (economical) presents too. Here are our top picks of the craft courses and wreath making lessons on offer this autumn (and do book now to avoid disappointment):
Festive Bulb Planting at Petersham Nurseries
It’s hard to beat a planter packed with beautiful flowers that bloom at Christmas. Book in to learn how to make your very own festive planter of fragrant bulbs at Petersham Nurseries in Richmond. 3 November, 11am – 12.30pm, price: £45 Further details here.
Finnish Christmas Crafting at Dulwich Picture Gallery
To tie in with the Tove Jansson show, the museum are holding 3 different craft sessions: Himmeli decorations (19 November), Finnish crochet (26 November) and traditional tähdet stars (3 December). Tea and biscuits will be provided and you can book one lesson for £30 or £85 for all three. Further details here.
Christmas Masterclasses at McQueens
You can spend either one week or one day brushing up your floristry skills at the McQueens school in East London. From 4 – 8 December, you can learn how to make a wreath, decorate your Christmas table, make garlands and even transform a whole room (price: £1,900). Alternatively, there are seven different day courses from 30th November – 16 December, when you can learn how to make a wreath and decorate your festival table, all while munching on mince pies and drinking mulled wine (price: £275). Further details here.
Christmas Wreath workshop at Chelsea Physic Gardens
Make your own wreath under the guidance of Jo Woodward, founder of Columbia Creative. Included in the price is also a brief tour of the garden, mulled wine and coffee. 2 & 11 December, 9.30am, price: £67. Further details here.