Crafty Christmas events for grown-ups 2013

This is a great time of the year to get creative. With a chill wind blowing there’s nothing better than curling up by the fire to make something crafty. Plus with Christmas on its way there are lots of festive things you can be creating for your home.

Come along to one of our crafty Christmas events to learn about how to make everything from a kissing bough, to beautiful rustic wreaths. What better setting to start a Christmas tradition of your own than one of our special places?

For a lot of these events booking is essential and they fill up fast so please make sure you check the event details in advance.

    London & the South East

    Blue and white homemade Christmas baubles

    Create your own:
    * Victorian felt tree decorations, Elizabethan pomanders and yule logs, Osterley, London, six dates between 30 November and 15 December

    Wreath making workshops:
    * Morden Hall Park, London, 7, 14 and 15 December
    * Hughenden, Buckinghamshire, 7, 8, 14 and 15 December

    The East of England

    Christmas wreath making workshop at Ickworth, Suffolk

    Create your own:
    * Willow and rush Christmas decorations, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, 29 November
    * A traditional willow wreath, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, 30 November
    * Christmas wreath, Ickworth, Suffolk, 8 December



    Making a Christmas wreath

    Create your own:
    * Christmas wreath, Llanerchaeron, Dyfed, on 29 November
    * Wreathes and pomanders, Drffryn Gardens, South Glamorgan, 7 and 8 December

    The South West

    Mosaic Christmas workshop Cotehele Cornwall

    Create your own:
    * Rag rug Christmas wreath, Arlington Court, Devon, 30 November and 12 December
    * Christmas stocking, Arlington Court, Devon, 1 December
    * Festive wreath, Arlington Court, Devon, 7 and 8 December
    * Handmade Christmas gifts, Trelissick Garden, Cornwall, 16 and 30 November
    * Painted cards and presents, Trelissick Garden, Cornwall, 24 November and 1 December
    * Mosaic Christmas gifts, Cotehele, Cornwall, 2 December

    The North East

    Coleton Fishacre

    Create your own:
    * Christmas table decorations, Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland, 15 December
    * Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire, are running a series of winter workshops throughout December, ranging from a rustic willow wreath workshop, to a Christmas centre-piece workshop


    The North West

    Close up view of someones hands during a christmas table decorations workshop

    Create your own:
    * Unique Christmas cards, Allan Banks, Cumbria, on 30 November
    * Gingerbread house, Sizergh, Cumbria, 26 November and 10 December
    * Natural Christmas decorations, Sizergh, Cumbria, 11 December
    * Felt Christmas decorations, Sizergh, Cumbria, 12 December
    * Christmas wreath, Sizergh, Cumbria, 3 and 4 December
    * Festive wreath, Lyme Park, Greater Manchester, 30 November

    The Midlands

    Make a wreath just like this

    Create your own:
    * Christmas wreath, Eyam Hall and Craft Centre, Derbyshire, 10 December
    * Decorations, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, six dates between 16 November and 1 December
    * Rag rug wreath, Birmingham Back to Backs, West Midlands, 15 and 16 November
    * Christmas wreath, Birmingham Back to Backs, West Midlands, 1 and 8 December
    * Household decorations, Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire, 24 November
    * Holly, berry and foliage wreath, Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire, 4 or 5 December
    * Festive wreath, Sunnycroft, Shropshire, 6 and 7 December
    * Christmas wreath, Lyveden New Bield, Northmaptonshire, 7 December

    Northern Ireland

    A lady holds a bunch of evergreens to make a Christmas garland

    Create your own:
    * Christmas decorations, Mount Stewart House, County Down, 30 November and 1 December