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Make your Christmas one of a kind

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Published November 2020

This festive season lots of us will be spending more time at home, so make your Christmas truly unique with some homemade Christmas crafts to brighten your space. You could even make them for a special friend to send them some Christmas cheer.

Spend a day of creativity in the Hampshire countryside this December and make your very own Christmas wreath. Join Chawton House and Rebecca Tiller, an award winning master florist and qualified teacher, and take part in this socially distanced, outdoor winter workshop. You don’t need any experience and everyone will leave having made a beautiful and unique wreath. Find out more here.

Chawton House exterior

Chawton House exterior – Claire-Lewis-Photography

Treat yourself to a festive morning at Gilbert White’s House for wreath making. Whether you want a fresh or dried arrangement the team at Gilbert White’s House has everything you need to make that truly distinct piece for your door. You can even buy extra decorations to adorn your wreath. The dates have been postponed but keep an eye on their website for more information here.

I hope you have three front doors or someone to share your creations with because Bella Crafts have another fantastic wreath making workshop you will not want to miss out on. Join independent florist Clare from Bloomin’ Clare’s to learn how to make a festive wreath with all the trimmings. Bella Crafts is also a great place to stock up on creative papers and cards, embellishments and glitter for all sorts of Christmas crafts for all ages and abilities – from Christmas cards and personalised wrapping paper to Christmas tree decorations and ornaments for your festive table arrangement.

To make it a really green Christmas, have a go at re-using old Christmas cards for your crafts and decorating brown recyclable paper with your own ink stamps, drawings and designs.

Our floral designers based in the market town of Wickham will be sharing their hints and tips via online workshops. Coming soon to Wickham Flowers will be their Christmas Wreath Making workshops. If you don’t get a chance to join them why not treat yourself and get them to make one for you? Wickham Flowers is taking telephone orders on 01329 832 368, for click and collect and deliveries 9.30 am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday, and as usual 24/7 for orders on online (order by 2pm for same day delivery).

You can also buy all you need to make a wreath with a Christmas Wreath Kit from Sarah Guild Floral Design – also based in Wickham.

Inside each kit will be a handmade moss ring base, wires and pins, a bunch of foliage and pine, dried fruits, pine cones, and a few treats plus a length of Sarah’s handmade silk ribbon. From home you’ll need: an open mind, a pair of secateurs or strong scissors, a table, a bucket of water, and a dust pan and brush. Kits will need to be collected in the first few weeks of December in prep for Zoom Workshops.

After purchase you’ll be sent codes to join Zoom Wreath Making Sessions for the following times:

Saturday 5 December at 2pm or Sunday 6th December at 7:30pm.

Are you missing something special for the top of your tree? Check out Winchester Cathedral‘s great demonstration on how to make a paper angel to shine on your tree. Why not all make angels and hang them all over your Christmas Tree, find out more here.

Are you joining Made in Winchester for their crochet workshops? Make festive decorations for gifts, parcel decorations or to hang on your tree including a beautifully delicate snowflakes, simple stars or stockings. This class is fully booked but send us a picture your creations on social media to inspire everyone.

Share all your creations with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – we can’t wait to see what you make.