11 cracking Christmas wreath workshops
Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!
This Christmas might look a little different, but we’re still prettying up our doorways with as much greenery and baubles as they can handle (because hey, if you can’t go a little OTT this year, when can you?).
If you fancy having a crack at creating your own Christmas wreath, socially-distanced workshops in Bucks and Oxon are still running in December (some come with free festive tipple btw). But be quick to book as tickets are selling like hot mince pies. Secateurs at the ready, let’s go!
Bloomin’ Chic, 25 and 27 Nov, virtual workshops
Stylish East Oxford florists Bloomin’ Chic are getting ahead of the game with their virtual wreath workshops conducted over Zoom this month. If you’re in an Oxford postcode, a pack will be delivered to your door ahead of the class with everything you need – moss and spruce, a ring, wires and ribbons, and a variety of natural and glitzy decorations. Best of all, you can wear your PJ bottoms throughout.
Posy Flowers, 4 and 12 Dec, BRANCA, Jericho, Oxford
You’ve got a choice of styles at these city centre workshops (lucky you!). Create a gorgeous Scandi wreath on Fri 4 Dec from 10.30am to 12.30pm, or a more traditional wreath on Sat 12 Dec from 10.30am to 12.30pm. All materials and festive refreshments are included, but you’ll need to bring your own apron and mask.
£50 per person, posyflowers.co.uk
Foxgloves and Roses, 5 and 6 Dec, Flint Farm, Letcombe Bassett
This socially-distanced workshop at Flint Farm comes with homemade gingerbread muffins (always welcome!) and a choice of three different wreath designs. All materials are provided, but please bring an apron and sharp scissors. If new restrictions mean the event has to be cancelled, Foxgloves and Roses will deliver the wreath kits to your door with a video on how to DIY it at home – the show must go on!
£50 per person, foxglovesandroses.co.uk
Fabulous Flowers, 5 Dec, Primrose Hill Farm, Banbury
Book quickly to nab tickets to these pop-up workshops at gorgeous wedding venue Primrose Hill Farm – there are only five tickets available each for two classes (one at 10am, one at 1pm). Just missed out? Order a stunning DIY wreath kit instead for £50.
£50 per person, fabulousflowers.biz
Sarah Harper Floral Design, 7 to 11 Dec, North Oxfordshire
Visit luxury florist Sarah Harper in her cosy studio and she’ll teach you how to make a natural moss-based Christmas wreath from scratch, with the help of mince pies and a glass of fizz or two of course. Workshops are limited to three people plus Sarah and only one can take place a day, so grab your slot ASAP.
£70 per person, sarahharperfloraldesign.co.uk
The Flower Fairies, 12 Dec, The Tythe Barn, Bicester
Create a luxury wreath packed with foliage, berries, dried fruit and ribbons (as well as a little bling, if that’s your thing). Materials and festive refreshments are included, and a percentage of the class price is donated to the vulnerable in Oxfordshire. Can’t get to the workshop that day? Pick up a DIY kit for £48 plus £12 P&P, or collect from their Long Hanborough studio.
£70 per person, theflowerfairies.com
Peterley Manor Farm, 6 and 12 Dec, Great Missenden
Spaces for the farm’s intimate wreath workshops held in the greenhouse by local florist Cherry Green (have you ever seen a better name for a florist?) are filling up quickly, so book your spot ASAP. Materials on offer are green foliage, berries, fruit and feathers – all included – along with mulled wine and mince pies.
£75 per person, peterleymanorfarm.co.uk
Bloomfield’s Florist, 8 Dec, Great Brickhill
Head to The Old Red Lion pub for a large mulled wine, homemade mince pie and an evening of Christmas wreath making with Stewkley-based florists Bloomfield’s. Everything is provided (including the refreshments) and numbers are capped at 10 people for social distancing, so book now.
£35 per person, bloomfieldsflowers.co.uk
The Full Moon pub, 9 and 10 Dec, Hawridge
This cosy, historic pub in the Chiltern Hills makes a great setting to get you in the festive mood. Learn how to design and create your own Christmas wreath in one of two workshops (Wed 9 Dec at 7pm and Thurs 10 Dec at 2pm). Bring secateurs and gloves, all else will be provided (including a glass of fizz).
£35 per person, fullmoonpub.info
Hearts Interiors and Flowers, 12 and 13 Dec, virtual workshops
Florist Debbie will guide you through the process of making a decorative wreath through the magic of technology (pretty par for the course these days!). Ahead of the class, everything you need will be delivered to addresses within 10 miles of Aylesbury – your box of goodies will contain spruce cuttings, an Oasis foam ring, wires, cones, berries, ribbon, orange slices and cinnamon sticks, which you can supplement with bits and bobs from your own garden.
£30 per person, via Facebook
Amersham Field Centre, 16 Dec, Amersham
Learn how to create a natural willow base wreath with evergreen foliage and natural materials, thanks to environmental educator and Forest School Leader Jenny Lewis. As well as your very own Christmas wreath, you’ll take home a couple of smaller decorations to scatter about your home as well. Festive refreshments included, but you’ll need to bring your own packed lunch.
£25 per person, craftcourses.com