In-person course
in Manchester

Christmas gift box - masking tape masterclass



Flawless painting and expert masking tape technique - Christmas Gift Box Masterclass Would you like to come and learn how to get a perfect, smooth painted finish on your furniture projects? Are you unsure what products to use to achieve this? Do you want to learn how to make intricate geometric patterns using masking tape, without the paint bleeding through and ruining your design? In this very special Christmas upcycling workshop you will design and paint a wooden box in a stunning geometric pattern. The box can then be used to make a very special Christmas gift for a loved one, creating a pampering box, a gin kit or filling it with toys for a child’s present. I’ll make sure we have lots of metallics to give it a festive feel. The course is designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle bigger furniture projects at home and you’ll leave knowing exactly what equipment to use to ensure a perfect finish every time. I will also discuss the sourcing of suitable furniture, the prep you must do to achieve a professional look and what finishes can be used to ensure it is long lasting. As well as learning all these skills, you will also have a beautiful, hand painted box to keep your treasured items in. They make wonderful gifts as you can make up your own little gin kits, make up boxes or kid’s toy boxes. All abilities are welcome. It can get messy so please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on. All other materials will be providing, including your own information pack to take home, detailing all that is covered in the workshop. I am a qualified teacher and tutor and have been running workshops for several years. I started my own upcycling furniture business in 2015 and will share everything I’ve learnt with you. If you would like to book this course for a hen do, birthday party or other event then please get in contact and we can make that happen for you 😊

What's included in the price?

You will receive your own large natural wooden box (30cm x 20cm x 13cm) and all materials are provided to paint a stunning geometric pattern on your box. Refreshments are also included to keep us going.


3½ hours (10:00am to 1:30am)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Tread Softly

with Craft Courses since 2019

Message the tutor

Tread Softly is an independent, British company, which uses contemporary art and design skills to transform well made, mid-20th century furniture into stunning statement pieces for today’s home. Sustainable, environmentally sound products are used throughout. Beautiful furniture – Ethically sound.


Reloved Works, Pear Mill, Stockport Road, Bredbury, Manchester, Lancashire, SK62BP

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Wheelchair users
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
gold badge
What does this mean?
Message the tutor