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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!



Christmas Bauble Decorating for parties and events

We had a bauble-tastic month in December as we ran our ‘Never Mind the Baubles’ (a.k.a Christmas bauble decorating) at events and parties in London.  We go for good quality plain white mat baubles, red, silver and champagne gold as a neutral base with a selection of lettering, embellishments, glue pens, fine glitter, ribbons and twine for some creative, Christmas fun.

Christmas bauble decorating activity for press event

We brought our baubles to Browns Hotel in Mayfair for Next who were hosting a Festive Afternoon Tea event for bloggers. After sampling the gorgeous sandwiches, mini cakes and champagne – everyone got stuck in making some gorgeous, personalised creations for their Christmas trees.

Christmas bauble decorating activity for press event

Baubles also featured in our Christmas Crafternoons for Soho House Christmas activites for their members.  We ran the event for them at Shoreditch House and Soho House.  The bauble decorating was brilliantly popular but there was other festive decorations made including tissue paper pom poms as well as printed gift tags and bags and mini garlands.

Christmas bauble decorating activity for press event

At the o2 Christmas event – a wide range of creative activities followed a conference at Evolution in Battersea Park.  We provided 3 of the activities available; candle making (with Christmassy scents of course), chocolate making and our Christmas crafternoon complete with bauble decorating.

The residents and employees of St Katherine’s Dock enjoyed a spot of bauble decorating (and bags and gift tag printing) as well as sampling delicious street food and picking up a few gifts from the stalls packed with gorgeous hand made gifts at the fun and festive annual Christmas event.

Christmas bauble decorating activity

So after a month of Christmas Crafternoons all over town, we have concluded it’s impossible not to have fun decorating baubles, and it can be slightly addictive!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! x

For more information on ‘Never Mind the Baubles’ go to our Christmas activities on our Corporate or Event pages or contact us info@imadeitmyself.co.uk

Christmas craft

Oh, Come, all Ye Crafters!   Yes, it’s almost that time of year again, so we’d like to let you know about our Christmas craft workshops coming up in November and December.

Christmas Workshops:
Christmas Wreath MakingChristmas Wreath Making £63
Saturday 15 December 13.30 – 15.30
Sunday 16 December 11.00 – 13.00
This is one of our favourite classes of the year.  Learn to make a fresh Christmas wreath with step by step guidance.  Pick up useful floristry skills whilst using foliage and a choice of deep red or winter white high quality roses, and personalise with embellishments. Go as understated or OTT as you wish – they ALL look amazing.  Leave with your front door show stoppers and enjoy the compliments from everyone who comes to your house over the festive season!

Christmas Biscuit Icing £43Christmas Biscuit Icing
Sunday 2 December 11.30  – 13.30
Unashamedly Christmassy – delicious iced baubles and snow flake biscuits with an option to hang from your tree (the biscuits will be made with holes and we provide the ribbons!)  Learn from our professional boutique biscuit icer all the tricks of the trade for instantly impressive results.

Christmas Crafternoon £42 (for private group bookings only)Christmas Crafternoons
Fun and festive ‘Christmas Crafternoon’, the crafter’s ultimate seasonal party. So if you want to do something different from the usual 3 course lunch or company drinks snoozefest, or you want a sociable and creative get together with a group of friends, contact us for the best alternative Christmas party available!
We’ve put together a 3-hour taster of creative Christmas crafts and attendees can look forward to sorting their Christmas prep by learning to print their own gift-wrap paper and gift tags, learn basic paper cutting for on-trend cards, making Scandinavian style tree ornaments and personalised baubles.  Crafters will spend the afternoon consuming our home-made festive treats and tea, while learning brilliant skills from prominent homewares designer and maker Elise Ovanessoff (aka Santa).

I Made It Myself comes to NW6:Christmas Cupcake Decorating
Our workshops are generally in Chiswick, however for those of you further north of W4 we are running a series of Wednesday morning workshops in conjunction with WestLondonTots at the lovely venue The Alice House in Queen’s Park.  These include friendship bracelet making on 14 Nov, Christmas crafternoon (cunningly renamed Crafty Christmas morning to reflect the time of day!) on 28 Nov and Christmas themed cupcake decorating on 12 Dec.  Book via our workshop page – just click on Book Now and use the pull down menu to choose the date marked with NW6.

All our workshops are available for private parties and we are happy to tailor our classes to best fit your needs, be it a particular craft you fancy or a specific location. If you would like to make a private booking please get in touch at info@imadeitmyself.co.uk

Competition results:
And finally a big thanks to everyone who entered our competition with Little Brown Publishers, the 3 winners of new novel ‘The Vintage Teacup Club’ by Vanessa Greene are Laura McCullough, Helen Bonar and Charlotte Greenwood.  Well done and happy reading ladies!