Crafty types should add this Christmas activity to their bucket lists: wreath making classes. With mulled wine, mince pies and festive vibes as standard, here’s what we’ll be booking for 2023 – plus the DIY kits to try at home.
Best Wreath Making Classes 2023
The newly-launched picturesque countryside retreat Ivy House is kicking off its first festive season with a series of wreath making workshops. Set in the heart of the South Downs inside a magnificent farmhouse barn, visitors will be greeted with mince pies and mulled wine by a crackling fire, before the creativities begin. Kelly, Ivy House Life’s founder, will guide you through the seasonal wreath workshop, using entirely natural materials.
Details: Workshops will take place on 30 November and 1, 2, 7, 9, 12, 13 and 14 December at Ivy House (Ivyhouse Ln, Petersfield GU32 1EE). Spaces for each workshop are limited, cost £75 per person and can be booked at ivyhouse.life.
Shangri-La The Shard
The Shard’s crowning glory, the Shangri-La hotel, will open the doors of one of its spectacular suites to host a series of festive wreath-making workshops this November and December. Magical London skyline views are, of course, to be expected, plus a glass of champagne and freshly-baked mince pies will be enjoyed while attendees learn from the masters at Raw Bloom how to craft a perfect wreath, using fresh pine, dried fruits and florals and an apron to take home. Once happy with their creation, guests will be invited to enhance the aroma of their wreath by spritzing it with ‘Christmas Trees: A Lifestyle Fragrance’ by Jo Loves, featuring notes of fresh Pine with aromatic Lavender, Incense and Amber.
Details: Workshops will take place on 23 November and 7 and 13 December 2023 at Shangri-La The Shard. Tickets are priced at £200 per person and can be booked here.
Fleet Street Makers’ Market
As part of its much-loved Makers’ Market (returning to New Street Square from 5–7 December), Fleet Street Quarter will host a selection of free wreath making workshops in collaboration with Jar and Fern. Visitors will learn from the experts, plus take their festive wreaths home at the end.
Details: Workshops will take place on 21 November at 5:30pm, 28 November at 12:30pm, and 5 December at 5:30pm at St Bride Foundation (14 Bride Ln, London EC4Y 8EQ).
Wild At Heart
This festive season, Wild At Heart will host two special wreath making workshops at London’s Charlotte Street Hotel, with founder Nikki Tibbles guiding guests through piecing together the best seasonal materials. Festive refreshments will also be served, or add a delicious lunch at Oscar on to your visit.
Details: Workshops will take place from 10am to 2pm on 2 and 8 December 2023 at Charlotte Street Hotel (15–17 Charlotte St., London W1T 1RJ). Tickets are £200 per person and can be booked here.
This Christmas, The Langham is partnering with the iconic luxury retailer, Liberty London, to host a series of festive masterclasses, including wreath making with expert florist Farima Perry.
Details: ‘Christmas Wreaths and Cookies’ workshops will take place on 18 November and 1 December 2023 at Sauce by The Langham (1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA). Tickets are £189 per person and can be booked here.
One of our favourite flower arranging classes, Botanique Workshop also hosts popular wreath making classes come the festive season. With mulled wine and mince pies, it’s a truly festive affair, and visitors will take their new creations home along with a whole roster of new skills.
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Details: Classes are £85 per person, with sessions running from 25 November–11 December 2023. Classes are two hours long and take place at Botanique’s creative studio just opposite the Exmouth Market shop in Islington, EC1R 4QL. botaniqueworkshop.com