From floral displays to candle making, discover three of the best FESTIVE WORKSHOPS to book in for …
Florist Mary O’Gara from Flowers Made Easy in Foxrock will be leading a workshop at Hedgeroe Home (The View, Carrickmines Manor, Carrickmines, Dublin 18) on Thursday November 29, from 6-8pm, when participants will learn how to dress their homes with seasonal flowers and foliage from door to mantelpiece. Stairwells and Christmas tables are also covered in the two-hour workshop when guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne and canapés. All proceeds from the sales of tickets will be donated to the Father Peter McVerry Trust. To secure a place (tickets are €25 each) call (01) 294 8932 or email Hedgeroe Home’s store manger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The creative force behind the Bearded Candle Makers, Michael Morris, has partnered with Bushmills Irish Whiskey to create a limited-edition winter candle and to host a workshop at Drury Buildings in Dublin on November 27 and 28. This promises to be an enjoyable evening for whiskey enthusiasts – which starts with a tasting of Black Bush winter drinks, before participants make their own hand-blended candles. To register for tickets visit www.blackbushstories.com.
Did you know that the circular shape of a Christmas wreath represents eternity? Steph and Claire, founders of The Crate, will be hosting two wreath-making workshops at The Jar (31 Wexford Street, Dublin 2) in Dublin on November 27 and December 4, from 6pm – 8pm. Participants will learn how to design and create their own wreath, using textured grasses, seasonal foliage, with a selection of dried and long lasting winter flowers. At the end of the workshop, the wreath will be beautifully packaged to take home to adorn proudly on or pass on as a special gift. All materials will be provided, including a glass of bubbles and festive treats on arrival. Tickets can be purchased on www.thecrate.ie.
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