There’s nothing like hanging a festive wreath decked with beautifully scented seasonal foliage, berries and bells to add a touch of Christmas magic to your front door this winter.
If you fancy getting creative this festive season, we’ve rounded up 15 wreath-making workshops taking place across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, in this handy hot list.
For an unusual twist on a traditional classic, learn how to make a glass wreath at Harbour View Studio’s workshop on Monday 18 November 2019. With hot drinks and homemade biscuits included in the price, you’re sure to have a wonderfully festive time creating your own wreath to take home. Tickets cost £45 per person.
Decorate your door with a festive wreath made at The Wheatsheaf’s workshop, taking place on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Choosing from a range of foliage, fruits and flowers, personalise the design of your wreath to suit you. Tickets cost £38 per person.
The ever-popular wreath workshops at Daylesford Farm will quickly get booked up, so get in there quick! With expert florists guiding you through the process, learn how to make gorgeous wreaths and garlands using foliage from the farm. Included in the price is a tour of the Cutting Garden where you can pick your own blooms, as long as the weather holds out! Tickets cost £125 per person.
Make your own luxury wreath at this wreath-making workshop at Saxon Barn, with Emily and Deb, the owners of bespoke florist, Fiorella on Friday 29 November, Saturday 30 November, or Wednesday 11 December 2019. Choose from a lovely selection of festive decorations and, to make your Christmas wreath extra special, there’s the option to purchase luxury items to incorporate into your design. Tickets cost £34.99 per person.
Starting the day off right with a hot drink and croissant, build your own festive wreath at Tudor Farmhouse’s workshop on Friday 29 November 2019. With an expert florist leading the way, you’ll learn how to incorporate a range of materials into your design. End the day with a delicious afternoon tea, included in the price. Tickets cost £50 per person.
For something a bit different, go along to The Bottle of Sauce’s workshop on Saturday 30 November 2019 for a festive afternoon of yoga and wreath-making. Tuck into homemade mince pies, energy balls and a festive tipple or two while making a nature-inspired wreath to take home. Tickets cost £65 per person.
Kick the festive season off with a wreath-making course at Stonehouse Court on Sunday 1 December 2019. With a glass of mulled cider on arrival and an afternoon tea after the workshop, prepare to get all the Christmassy feels at this wonderful afternoon class. Tickets cost £55 per person.
Ran by Donna Beaver from the Flower Studio, Ellenborough Park’s wreath-making workshops are quickly getting booked up. With spaces left on Monday 2 December 2019, you’ll start the day with a delicious festive afternoon tea, before learning how to make a beautiful wreath from scratch. Tickets £60 per person.
This wreath-making workshop at The Holst Museum will be led by Chelsea Gold Medallist, Katherine Kear on Monday 2 December 2019. She’ll guide you through the steps of creating a beautiful, festive wreath to decorate your home with. Help yourself to hot drinks, mince pies and the cheeseboard – because what’s Christmas without food? Tickets £30 per person.
Get creative at The Slaughters Manor House’s wreath-making workshop, taking place on Thursday 5 December 2019. Enjoy hot drinks and mince pies while learning how to create a lovely wreath and, once you’ve finished your masterpiece, sit down to a full champagne afternoon tea. Tickets cost £65 per person.
Learn how to create a stunning wreath for your door at Hidcote’s wreath-making workshops
, taking place on Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019. A great way to celebrate the festivities, you’ll also get a two-course lunch and refreshments included within the price. Tickets cost £70 per person.
Head to The Malt House Emporium on Sunday 8 December 2019 to join the chunky-knit wreath workshop. Led by Courtney from The Chunky Needle, you’ll learn how to make your own chunky-knit wreath using just your fingers. A perfect gift for friends or family – or a lovely decoration for your home – these wreaths are something a bit different for the festive season. With no experience or materials needed, just bring some festive cheer! Tickets cost £55 per person.
On Wednesday 11 December 2019, Rich Pickings is hosting two wonderful wreath-making workshops for those looking to spruce up their homes in time for the festive season. With a side of mince pies, hot drinks and wine, you can really get into the Christmas spirit. Tickets cost £50 per person.
Get festive at Hilton Cheltenham this winter for its Christmas Wreath-Making Workshop, taking place on Thursday 12 December 2019. With mince pies, mulled wine and a whole lot of festive cheer, you’ll leave with your own handmade wreath to decorate your house with in time for Christmas. Tickets cost £48 per person.
Create your own luxury wreath at Malthouse Collective at one of its three wreath-making workshops, taking place on Thursday 12, Sunday 15 and Thursday 19 December 2019. In this three-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to incorporate dried seedheads, pepperberries and feathers within your creation, adding an unusual twist to a traditional wreath. Tickets cost £45 per person.
By Amy Wright
Monday 28 October 2019
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