Friday, 8 December 2017

DIY Kitsch Christmas Wreath Making Workshop with Make Do & Trend at Pretty Things

Kitsch Christmas Wreath DIY How To Make

This week I attended an evening Christmas wreath-making workshop with my Mum. Held at Pretty Things tea shop in Horsham, with Kirsty from Make Do & Trend hosting the event.

If you're a follower of my blog you'll know I enjoy dabbling in crafts - particularly the Christmas kind! But I haven't been to a crafty workshop in years, so when I saw this pop up on Facebook I was keen to take part!

Kitsch-themed, the wreaths are designed to be a contemporary twist on a vintage classic. Kirsty provided all the craft essentials you could ever wish for to create our masterpieces, with an assortment of ribbons, baubles and other goodies. 

Kitsch Christmas Wreath DIY How To Make

We were advised to pick our colour schemes before hand, and then instructed on how to make everything and pin it all perfectly in place - I must say my personal highlight was the pom-pom making! I went straight home and ordered a pom-pom maker so I can go mad adding fluffy poms to everything I own.

Not only was I in my element, happily crafting away, but we were all treated to a slice of cake and a hot drink from Pretty Things. Cake? Crafts? My Heaven.

Kitsch Christmas Wreath DIY How To Make - Pretty Things

I opted for the bright blue 'Mermaid' cake, iced to perfection and utterly delectable, it was the perfect sustenance I needed to finish off my wreath! I've actually visited Pretty Things before and featured their iconic 'Unicorn' Milkshake in a previous post here.

I'm not going to go into the details of how everything was made on here, because I don't want to give away any of Kirsty's craft secrets! But you can see from my photos that I chose a gold, pink and red colour scheme, with lashings of sparkle and characters from The Nutcracker for good measure!

Kitsch Christmas Wreath DIY How To Make - My Pink & Gold Wreath!

Kitsch Christmas Wreath DIY How To Make - Mum's Wreath!

My mum went for a more neutral design, combining shades of cream, gold and green - I did have total wreath envy about halfway through when I saw how chic her design looked I must admit!

Kitsch Christmas Wreath DIY How To Make - Make Do & Trend

Kitsch Christmas Wreath DIY How To Make - Pretty Things Horsham

An amazing evening, it was highly enjoyable to learn some new skills and get a sense of achievement from making something fabulous, in the company of people who enjoy the same things as you. And of course it wouldn't have even happened without Kirsty & Pretty Things! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for future workshops!
Kitsch Christmas Wreath DIY How To Make - Workshop Make Do & Trend at Pretty Things Horsham
Have you been getting crafty this advent? Leave me a comment below to let me know!

Until next time..

Georgina 
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