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Christmas wreath making with roses or pine

We love all things festive so naturally our Christmas wreath making workshops is one of our favourites of the year.  Combined with mince pies, mulled wine it puts everyone in a very Christmassy mood by the end of the session.

Christmas wreath making and decorating workshop

Christmas wreath making

We have 2 different wreath making classes:

‘Coming Up Roses’ uses fresh roses in either winter white roses and eucalyptus or festive red roses with dark green foliage.  The wreaths are real door show stoppers, but they need to be made in the 2 weeks before Christmas to ensure the roses will last through to New Years Day.

Christmas wreath making workshop with roses

‘Coming Up Roses’ wreath making workshop

‘Pinecraft’ everyone is given ready made wreath bases in classic blue pine and then can decorate from a choice of seasonal foliage, we used holly berries and leaves, rose hip berries, peppercorn berries, sea holly, birch and dried oranges as the embellishments.

Christmas wreath making and decorating workshop in west London

Christmas wreath decorating at Soho House

Both wreath making workshops are fun to do, in fact we think it’s even more fun accompanied with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie!  By the end of the Christmas wreath making session, everyone can take home their creations and add some instant festive cheer to their front door.

For more information please get in contact info@imadeitmyself.co.uk or visit imadeitmyself.co.uk

 

 

Christmas craft activities … for grown ups

Why should the kids have all the fun with Christmas craft activities?   I Made It Myself have a selection of fun, stylish and grown up Christmas crafts for corporate parties, press days and events… For groups of 10 and over, the sessions can be sit down 2 hour masterclasses, quick drop in’s, or anywhere in between, we can tailor our ‘Christmas Crafternoons’ for a bespoke experience.

Christmas craft activities

I Made It Myself Christmas craft activities

Choose from our stylish and seasonal selection of hands-on activities: Christmas bauble customising (our personal favourite!), Christmas paper craft and gift tag making, gift wrap masterclass with lots of fun ideas, Christmas wreath making (go deluxe with roses, or classic and trad), Christmas stocking decorating and good old Christmas jumper accessorising, (although strictly speaking its a Christmas sweatshirt rather than a jumper).

We are not adverse to a bit of festive sparkle but we do try to keep glitter to a minimum (it can get everywhere!) – but please note, we are a strictly tinsel free zone!

 

 

Beach bag printing and cocktail cupcakes

We’ve been feeling some summer vibes with two beach inspired activities; tote bag printing and summer cocktail cupcakes especially for Enjoy Work event at Chiswick Business Park.

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Firstly we did beach bag printing with a tropical theme – we had pineapple, watermelon slices and palm tree stencils but it was the flamingo that proved the most popular!  We used bright coloured screen paints and sponges to transform a plain cotton tote into a summer beach bag!

We also had a summer cocktail cupcakes (or cup-tails!) decorating activity. We chose our favourite retro holiday cocktails, pina colada, mojito and tequila sunrise to give the humble cupcake a beach cocktail twist.

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You could bake your own cupcakes, but on this occasion we used the ready-made plain, vanilla cupcakes from Waitrose.  We went shop bought because for this event it was all about the decorating, so we were focused on perfecting those buttercream swirls and decorating with cocktail garnishes!

With the tote bag printing plus cocktail cupcake decorating, there was some totally tropical, crafty fun (with or without the sun).

For more information about our bespoke crafty events please have a look at our Events page or get in contact info@imadeitmyself.co.uk

Mini Makes for time and budget conscious hens

We aim to please and as hen parties can have busy schedules, sometimes a short and sweet activity is in order.  So we’ve launched our new Mini Makes which are shorter than our usual 2 hour sessions (1 – 1.5 hours) and at only £29 per person, cheaper too!

The Mini Makes include:

Knicker decorating and accessorising for hen parties - I Made It Myself

Mini Makes – knicker decorating

Brief Encounter : Knicker decorating

Bring along a pair of knickers and choose from a selection of lace, ribbons, embellishments and trimmings and have fun customising. Only the most basic of sewing skills required. A brief encounter you’ll never forget..

 

 

Beauty product making - I Made It Myself

Mini Makes – beauty takeaways

Beauty Takeaways : Pamper product making

Learn to make your own personalised collection of pampering bath soaks in stylish Italian glass bottles. Using nourishing ingredients including Himalayan pink salt, Dead Sea salt, a choice of essential oils and dried petals make your own mini beauty takeaways. Also includes ribbons and tags to personalise and lovely gift bags to take them away.

 

 

Mini Makes earring making - I Made It Myself

Mini Makes – earring making

Ear Candy : Earring making

Using gold or silver plated earring hooks and a selection vintage and modern beads, charms and chains and learn how to make your own earrings whatever your style.