10 cracking Christmas craft and wreath-making workshops in Cornwall
Nothing is more festive than crafting your own wreath, creating some unique tree decorations or concocting your own beautiful apothecary-inspired gifts. We’ve rounded up some of the most Christmassy workshops in Cornwall to get you in the mood for that most wonderful time of the year. It’s time to deck the halls of your Cornish holiday cottage – but book now because these popular events are selling out like hot mince pies.
Family-friendly Christmas crafting at Bedruthan
Do something different together as a family and express your creativity. Drop into one of a plethora of craft sessions held throughout December at the Bedruthan hotel in Mawgan Porth, north Cornwall. Create polar bear, clay and origami tree decorations, make snowman and reindeer fingerprint cards, paper snowflakes, reindeer crowns and Christmas tree sticks or decorate baubles. Try your hand at painting, collage or textile work with the selection of paints, brushes, easels and canvases on offer and make something to take home with you to treasure forever.
Natural willow wreath making with Seed Home Design
Join nature-inspired fabric maker Seed Home Designs and local florist Bonnie Laycock for an immersive three-hour eco-friendly workshop in Lanner, near Redruth. Use natural willow to create a circular garland, then weave in seasonal leaves, berries and foliage. Bonnie will demonstrate and support your creative process, while Naomi Sisson, artist and Seed Home founder, will be on hand to make sure everyone is topped up with mince pies!
Saturday 4 December, 2-5pm, £49pp
Wreath making with afternoon tea at the Godolphin
Join florist Sara at the Godolphin at Marazion, west Cornwall, to make a Christmas wreath followed by a festive afternoon tea. Think finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and cakes, turbo-charged with a glass of fizz, overlooking the iconic St Michael’s Mount and far out to sea.
Christmas card printing with Kiwi Print Design
Create your own Christmas cards, tags and wrapping paper with Dena O’Brien of Kiwi Print Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery & Exchange near Penzance. Dena will ask you to create a themed design before the workshop. Your designs will then be exposed onto a screen ready to print onto your cards, tags and gift wrap when you arrive.
Saturday 4 December, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, £45pp
Eco wreath making at the Hub Portreath
Making your own wreath or table decoration using a luxurious range of eco and sustainable materials at The Hub Portreath, a gorgeous beachside cafe in north Cornwall. Ellie of RockSeaFloral Design will be your guide and all materials are included. This festive workshop includes a glass of mulled wine and a light lunch – walk off your meal on the sandy beach afterwards.
Friday 3 December 11-1pm, £50pp
Wreath making and spa, Una St Ives
Get into the festive spirit with a morning of activities at Una St Ives at Carbis Bay, south-west Cornwall. Kick off with lunch served in Una Kitchen, before spending two hours creating your own natural, rustic and beautiful wreath with florist Twigs & Greens. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring any personal decorations and your own secateurs if possible. Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, head to the spa to enjoy the infinity pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
Friday 10 and Saturday 11 December, 1.45-5.45pm, £55pp
Herbal bath salt making with West Apothecary
Create your very own winter bath remedy at Newlyn Art Gallery & Exchange near Penzance, using foraged and local herbs, blending aromatherapy oils and merging natural ingredients from the earth with a side of alchemy and some added intentions. Join medicinal herbalist Harriet Coleman of West Apothecary who will share her extensive knowledge, explore the importance of self-care and the natural beneficial properties of plants and their positive effects.
Saturday 11 December, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, £45pp
Sustainable Christmas wreath, the Gurnard’s Head, Zennor
Venture down to the Gurnard’s Head to make an eco-friendly, sustainable Christmas wreath using plastic-free, locally sourced and biodegradable materials with floral designer Alice Matthews of Ruby Alice Design. Everything Alice uses is fresh, locally grown and foraged where possible – she doesn’t use floral foam, which is a single-use plastic and chemically harmful to the environment. There’ll also be some good food in the form of a two-course supper and mulled wine.
Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 December, 6pm, £60pp
Call 01736 796928 to book
Christmas wreath making with wine and cheese, Newquay
Fancy trying your hand at making a stunning wreath for Christmas, while nibbling at your own personal cheese board and enjoying a glass of fizz or mulled wine? Join the amazing Hayley Scott Blooms at the Bottle Wine and Deli in Newquay. All materials are included.
Sunday 12 December, 12-3pm, £45pp
Cookies, cards and Christmas wreaths at Polurrian on the Lizard
The Polurrian on the Lizard hotel has a variety of festive workshops throughout December. Adorn a Christmas wreath with local, seasonal winter foliage, dried fruits, natural materials, festive ribbons, feathers and Christmas sparkle to create your own unique design. Learn how to make your own beautiful, high-quality and sustainable glass tree hangings. Make your own cards and present tags and pick up some expert hacks on how to wrap your presents like a pro!. Craft personalised Christmas stockings (fantastic for kids) or learn how to decorate your own mouth-watering Christmas cookies.