13 Christmas craft workshops to get in the festive mood in Singapore
Make a Christmas wreath for a good cause
Do good in this season of giving by signing up for this floral wreath workshop organised by Poppy. You will be making two Christmas wreaths in this class; one to take home and another that will be gifted to either a nursing home or a children’s home.
Invite the smells of Christmas into your home this festive season with Christmas-scented soy candles. You will get to mix and match from a variety of colours and scents including cinnamon, black currant, maple vanilla, sake and mango and decorate your work using materials such as pine leaves, dried flowers, and cinnamon sticks.
Have your kids wake up to an adorable Olaf bento lunch on Christmas morning after learning bento-making skills at this hands-on cooking workshop by Shirley Wong of Little Miss Bento. You will also get to take home your own bento box set.
Why go for shiny, commonplace tinsels for your Christmas tree when you can make your own? Learn to craft your own Christmas tree ornaments using polymer clay. The workshop, conducted by Longue Vue who is known for its handmade jewelry, will teach you the basics about clay and how to use them. You will also get to take home your own set of decorations, in shapes such as snowman, Christmas tree and Santa’s boots.
Create a personalised stamp that you can on your gift tags or cards. Stamp artist Rachel from Drool Stamps will guide you on the carvings tools required and the techniques needed to make your very own rubber stamp. You will complete two to three rubber stamps by the end of the workshop that you can take home. There will be Christmas-themed designs you can choose from as well, including Christmas wreath, Christmas cottage and gingerbread man.
Impress your family and friends this holiday season with a homemade log cake! This baking class will teach you the fundamentals of baking one, and you will be creating a delicious salted caramel flavoured one, made with coffee sponge and filled with a cream and caramel spread topped with walnuts and the cutest cake decorations.
Running out of gift ideas? Homemade Christmas cookies are a cheap and good option. Learn to make them in this baking class that will also share tips on how to shape cookie dough, how to bake the biscuits to the perfect crispiness and how to decorate with icing. You will learn how to make speculoos cookies, flavoured with spices such as cinnamon, cloves and cardamom, jewelled biscotti packed with dried fruit and pistachio nuts, and gingerbread biscuits.
When: 11 Dec, 10am
Where: 21 Simon Road (5 min walk from Hougang MRT)
Sign up: https://goo.gl/mRkZDr
Give the gift of chocolate this Christmas. Rather than get store-bought, learn how to make your own with artisan chocolatier, AnjaliChocolat. The chocolate crafting workshop will teach you how to make liqueur truffles and chocolate baubles that are fantastic as gifts for that special someone.
Learn the basics of modern calligraphy in this workshop. You will take home the necessary tools to start your lettering journey such as ink and nib holder as well as holiday-themed worksheets and references to create gorgeous Christmas cards that are bound to impress.
Create a natural, preservative-free skincare Christmas gift set
If you haven’t heard of Handmade Heroes, it’s time to get acquainted. These folks make skin care products that are natural, free of preservative and parabens, and are also vegan and cruelty free. They are holding a workshop with Isetan this December that will guide you to DIY a Christmas gift set (for a loved one or keep for yourself) that will include body scrubs, face masks and hand creams.
Paper Market organises regular workshops that teaches you the craft of working with paper. They have several Christmas-themed workshops, including one where you will get to learn how to make 24 different Christmas gift tags that you can attach to your presents.
Instead of floral wreaths, make a paper Christmas wreath with Melvin Ong of Desinere. Held at Tangs Plaza, the class will explore different paper pleating techniques and the art of folding and forming pleated structures. You will take home a paper Christmas wreath that you can decorate at home.
When: 15 Dec, 7.30pm
Where: Level 4, workshop room at Tangs Plaza
Sign up: https://goo.gl/mta9Gj
Make a Christmas-themed terrarium
Terrariums are a great way to invite greenery in your home without all the hassle of maintenance. They are easy to care for and fun to create. Love in a Bottle is holding Totoro Christmas-themed terrarium workshops, where you will get to do up either a closed concept terrarium with moss or an open one with air plants.