Christmas Wreath making & mulled wine

Christmas Wreath Making in Brighton


Create a gorgeous Christmas wreath while enjoying some mulled wine.

2 hour festive workshop

​Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour workshop and take home your beautiful creations. Suitable for beginners, no experience necessary.

*minimum 2 students per class​

What time are classes?

Saturday mornings: 10am-12pm

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials to create your Christmas wreath & refreshments.


Charlie Doodle at The Flamingo Studio

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The Flamingo House
14a Wilbury Road
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday


2 hours (10:00am to 12:00pm)

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Jane Fennell - - #38755

Relaxed atmosphere. Came away with candles I had made. Felt I had learned something.

Lauren - - #36868

Thank you so much Charlie, I absolutely loved making my flower crown on my hen do - I didn’t take it off for the rest of the weekend! It was a lovely, wholesome and memorable activity and a great experience.

Charmaine - - #31529

I had a wonderful experience learning about candle making. The session was informative and fun. Now ready to start experimenting based on the knowledge and tips provided by Charlie.

Hollie - - #31490

Charlie's session was wonderful! Super knowledgeable and a great way to learn a new hobby!
We had a wonderful time!

Sally-Anne - - #31278

Charlie is an absolute delight and truly made sure my friends and I had a memorable experience. The candle making was the highlight of our trip and left us with a lifetime of memories.

Charlie went above and beyond to ensure we felt comfortable and was attentive to any needs we had. She even went as far as recommending some additional activities to do after the session, which we really appreciated.

The venue and atmosphere were both warm and welcoming. Without a doubt a must do when in Brighton.

Steven - - #31172

What a lovely experience, making candles is great fun and there are endless possibilities.
We are looking forward to making more. Charlie has a very calming nature and her class was perfect for the experience. Thank you so much. We both loved it x. Our candles smell delicious xx

Tommy - - #31167

Had an amazing time with two friends at the candle making class, was intimate with three other guests and what was so nice is you had full attention and guidance throughout from Charlie who was excellent. We have left with a new skill and very satisfied with the outcome of our candles. Cute and cost efficient activity to do during these times with Covid where you can feel quite limited.

Response from The Flamingo Studio:

Thank you x

Catherine W - - #31138

The candle making class was very enjoyable and informative. Charlie is a great teacher and host - I would not hesitate to recommend this class (a glass of fizz was an added bonus!) to anyone with an interest in candle making.

Rebecca T - - #31139

I had a 2 hour candle making course with Charlie a few weeks ago and it was excellent. I learnt so much, Charlie was really clear and helpful and professional too. The setting is fantastic and really welcoming. Charlie was lovely and I’d definitely recommend this course to others!

Alex - - #31140

Amazing experience and set up. Charlie was extremely welcoming and knowledgable! Surprise Birthday present for my Girlfriend who loved it...Thank You!

Claire - - #31142

Fabulous fun making a great head dress amazing location lovely creative space.Charlie was welcoming, kind, patient and a great teacher. I have a beautiful head dress. I loved the cushions and have now brought some the same. Thank you I really enjoyed having some creative time. Its a lovely space and you are a wonderful teacher.

Natalie - - #31147

A lovely experience, intimate setting which was cosy, just 4 of us in this class so felt more personal. Charlie was a lovely host, personable, friendly and very knowledgable. Would love to go back to do one of the other classes that Charlie offers. Would highly recommend the candle making I bought the class for my friends birthday and she loved it, something different and enjoyable.

Everstina - - #31148

We had so much fun and discovered talents we didn't realise we had with Charlie!
We laughed and we left with a gorgeous keepsake. Fantastic fun!
Thank you so much for the workshop Charlie.
We'd been stuck inside for ages and you really inspired to be more creative every day.
Thank you!! Xx

Lucy - - #31150

Enjoyable experience. Come home with some lovely candles

Lyn and Mandy - - #29443

Had a lovely afternoon with Charlie making 4 different candles. Her knowledge is superb and she taught us all the skills to make candles at home. I will be making some now for birthday and Christmas gifts.
Plus a glass of prosecco made the whole experience feel really special.

Julie - - #28702

Charlie obviously knows her subject and gave as much information and guidance as each participant wanted. Charlie creates a calm, welcoming environment where it's a pleasure to laugh and learn.

Alex & Briony - - #28519

So much fun, a great way to unwind and have fun with a laugh a minute! Charlie was brilliant and made the project! The location in her studio was fabulous and an inspirational location to pimp a pineapple!

Vasili - - #28268

Fantastic experience! Charlie is very knowledgable and friendly.
Probably best to book this event as a group of 8 or more.

Claire M - - #26947

Studio space is fab! Well worth the 1.5hr drive I made. Trust google maps is sending you to the right place, I wandered around in the pouring rain thinking it must be wrong as it took me to a residential property. The studio is at the back of 14a Wilbury Road. I would love to go again and try out another of Charlie's workshops.

Debbie - - #26949

What a fab studio for a crafty afternoon of learning the art of candle making. Charlie was a great host and teacher and made it such a lovely afternoon for myself and my two daughters. Would definitely recommend the candle making day and certainly will be trying the other crafts on offer in the new year.

Alex G - - #26770

Amazing experience and set up. Charlie was extremely welcoming and knowledgable! Surprise Birthday present for my Girlfriend who loved it...Thank You!

Sara - - #26441

My friend and I went along for a candle making class and met the absolutely lovely Charlie, and had the most fantastic couple of hours with her. We didn’t want to leave! She taught us so much and her studio is divine. I cannot recommend her candlemaking class enough. Simply amazing, thank you so much Charlie xx

Eleyna - - #25407

Excellent experience, bought as a group gift for a 30th birthday and we had a fabulous time!

Alessja - - #25359

War eine super aktivität für einen regnerischen Nachmittag. Kann ich nur weiterempfehlen 😊

[Was a great activity for a rainy afternoon. I would highly recommend]

Bryony - - #25360

Fabulous venue, fabulous activity and we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and hosts. I would highly recommend this activity to a group of friends, we really enjoyed it.

James - - #24338

Lovely introduction to candle making.
Charlie is a sweetheart. Recommend.
Brownies are amazing btw.

James - - #24092

Charlie is a fantastic host and my girlfriend and I had a great time constructing some great candles. Highly recommended!

Fiona - - #23918

We had a brilliant time at the candle making workshop with Charlie, we were a hen party of 4 and it was the perfect afternoon activity! Charlie was a lovely host and sitting in her garden studio, drinking prosecco and creating our candles was blissful. We all loved it and were delighted with our final product, highly recommend!!

Fiona - - #23919

We had a brilliant time at the candle making workshop with Charlie, we were a hen party of 4 and it was the perfect afternoon activity! Charlie was a lovely host and sitting in her garden studio, drinking prosecco and creating our candles was blissful. We all loved it and were delighted with our final product, highly recommend!!

Renata - - #23545

Amazing experience, amazing and nice host, very friendly and sensitive. She talked with me wonderfully, I was feeling and seeing that she enjoyed this activity very much too. One more thanks Charlie.

Eilidh - - #23471

Something totally different and unique. Charlie the host is great and makes you feel more than welcome in her very cool space. Totally recommend any of her experiences especially pineapple pimping.

Rachel - - #23468

A perfect hen do activity!
We all really enjoyed getting creative in Charlie's lovely studio (with the help of some pina coladas!) and it was a great way to start the weekend.
Charlie was so welcoming and friendly!

Tanya Edworthy - - #23371

Amazing day! Would highly recommend. Charlie is lovely and full of knowledge about candle, scents and products. Will definitely be coming again.

Rebecca - - #23290

Charlie’s flower crown making workshop was the perfect activity to kick off my hen weekend. Charlie was really friendly and made us all feel comfortable and relaxed in her lovely home, and gave just the right amount of direction whilst also letting us do our own thing and be creative with our crowns. I’d definitely recommend this activity with Charlie!

Sophie - - #23291

We booked for a mini hen do and it was a wonderful experience. Charlie was knowledgable and personable. We would thoroughly recommend booking this! Thank you so much Charlie for making this a very memorable day for all. 5 star experience!

Laura - - #23060

We went to the flower crown making course for my friends birthday, and we loved it, we had a laugh while making some beautiful crowns with Charlie’s help

Clare - - #22712

Thank you so much for an amazing workshop so relaxing and a lovely atmosphere.
I would recommend you fully for everything you have supplied and your service, thank you once again.
Clare, Tracey, Mario, Rhiannah and Kirsty xx

Jo B - - #22768

Came with three friends for a 50th Birthday celebration, Charlie was very welcoming and friendly. We had a really great time and lots of fun.
If your looking for a different gift for someone or looking for something different to do would highly recommend. Thank you Charlie 😊

Becca H - - #22746

Candle making with Charliedoodle, a great way to spend a couple of hours. Friendly, welcoming and really knows her stuff! We enjoyed it, well worth it.

Louisa - - #22747

Thank you so much Charlie x x I utterly loved our time with you it was such a treat!
Thank you for opening your studio to us. Feeling inspired to take on candle making.
Kindest Regards,
Louisa x

Naomi - - #22710

Had a great time making flower crowns in Charlie’s class. I wasn’t sure it was exactly my thing before I arrived but Charlie was a good teacher and I found the process of putting the crowns together to be relaxing and therapeutic. We all left with a really lovely self-made crown that we were happy to wear for the rest of the day!

Sam - - #22434

10/10 I highly recommend this!

Lisa - - #22171

I really enjoyed the workshop. It was relaxing and fun. I made a beautiful floral flower crown for my daughter as it was her birthday. Would recommend this workshop and Charlie is lovely.

Claire - - #21196

What a fabulous, fun, candle making experience we had! Charlie was a wonderful host, so friendly and knowledgeable, she made us feel so welcome. Definitely recommend. She gave us all the information we need to make candles at home. Lovely lady!

Ellie - - #19893

The flower crown workshop was a fab experience! It was a lovely surprise to be greeted with some prosecco too! I loved being able to use real flowers, especially lavender which looked beautiful and smelt great and will last too! Was really fun to do but also allowed a great chat and catch up with friends too and walked away with something lovely. Thanks Charlie :)

Sharon B - - #19863

Really fun, interesting and informative. Charlie is lovely and even provided us with tea, coffee , cakes and even a bottle of bubbles !! Thanks so much I really enjoyed it and can't wait to start making candles.

Jo B - - #19864

Excellent candle making session with my daughter. We learnt loads and left with beautiful candles! X

Rosie - - #19865

Charlie’s Flower Crown workshop was a lovely experience. She had really paid attention to detail to make a warm and welcoming environment for us. Nibbles and bubbles were provided as well as all the equipment for the workshop. We made beautiful headdresses with fresh flowers, dried lavender and a ribbon. Charlie was really helpful and gave lots of tips to help us ensure our crowns were of top quality. It was a therapeutic and calming activity to do after a long week! I really enjoyed it - thanks Charlie! X

Marni - - #19861

Charlie's studio was really cosy and welcoming. My friend and I decided to make a silk flower head dress instead of using the fresh ones that the rest of the group were doing. Charlie's expertise about floristry and creative approaches was evident throughout and I'll definitely be booking again so I can try out the other activities she does. Really great value too, my daughter was delighted with her new flower crown:) Thanks Charlie!

Ami - - #19841

Really fun and relaxing workshop, will definitely be recommending to friends and family. Charlie is really knowledgable and interactive with the group throughout the process of creating the crowns, as well as caring and kind, and helps you every step of the way to create a beautiful Flower crown. Lovely environment, atmosphere and venue, can't wait to try the candle making workshop!

Kathryn - - #19842

This was great fun to do, and I really enjoyed selecting from a wide choice of flowers to create something so pretty for my daughter, who loved her crown! Charlie is a great host and was really well prepared, having laid everything out so nicely with really sweet personal touches and attention to detail. She was so helpful and patient, and is an excellent teacher.

Michaela - - #19833

We spent a lovely relaxed afternoon with my friend and others making flower crowns. The environment was friendly, inclusive and inspiring. I'd not class myself as artistic but surprised myself with my own creativeness. With Charlie's guidance I was able to create a beautiful flower crown. Charlie definitely ignited a dormant artistic side in me I didn't know I had. Thank you!

Gosia - - #19757

It was an absolutely perfect afternoon! Charlie was a very kind, warm and professional host. She made me feel very comfortable during the workshop. Everything was perfectly organised and I had great time! I highly recommend the Flower Crown workshop, 5 stars

Sarah - - #19749

Had a wonderful time making flower wreaths. Charlie was a warm and attentive host. The wreaths were beautiful! Great experience doing something different for the afternoon - highly recommend!!

William - - #19742

Unique and inviting experience! Would definitely recommend for someone who wants to try something new!

Angelica - - #19709

An enjoyable way to spend a few hours In Brighton. The instructions were clear and candles we made turned out beautifully. I particularly liked that we were able to cover potential mishaps in the world of candle-making so we'd be better equipped to deal with them if/when they'd happen to us when not under expert supervision.

Kat - - #19675

It was a great experience! I wasn’t sure if I will enjoy it as I am not too arty but Charlie was very attentive, shared her knowledge in very polite manner what made me feel much more confident! Overall experience was fab and I had lots of fun! It was very engaging and we all had great deal of laugh! Cannot imagine better way to spend Sunday afternoon!It was a great experience! I wasn’t sure if I will enjoy it as I am not too arty but Charlie was very attentive, shared her knowledge in very polite manner what made me feel much more confident! Overall experience was fab and I had lots of fun! It was very engaging and we all had great deal of laugh! Cannot imagine better way to spend an afternoon!

Karolina - - #19676

This workshop was brilliant !! A lovely little space full of art & flowers Charlie is an amazing host and really good at building up the enthusiasm and confidence. Great way to meet some new faces & learn a new skill. Highly recommend as a fun, sociable & creative afternoon activity. Many thanks Charlie - can’t wait to do another workshop!!

Julia - - #19355

I've walked away from Charlie and the Flamingo House with the knowledge and excitement necessary to make candles on my own. I had fun getting to know Charlie as well as the other guests present, swapping stories and having fun while crafting something totally unique to my time in Brighton. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone that wants an irreplecable memento and / or is looking for an artistic outlet that is bound to be beautiful.

Andrew - - #19324

Fun and educational experience lead by a friendly teacher. Very enjoyable

Gabrielle R - - #19096

I really enjoyed Charlie's candle making workshop and so glad I attended. She provided so much useful information and the candle I came home with looks and smells delicious!

Daniel - - #19075

Great class, intimate and welcoming. Would highly recommend.

Tina H - - #19066

I booked candle making with Charlie for a friend's birthday. What a lovely lovely afternoon we had starting with a glass of bubbly. Charlie was so welcoming and enjoyed a giggle alongside us. I would definitely recommend any workshop with Charlie

Victoria K - - #19053

I booked this course last minute and was very glad I did. As somebody else had cancelled it was just me and Charlie. The workshop was very easy to follow and informative. Lovely comfortable studio. Would totally recommend for individuals or small groups.

Sheila - - #19022

Many thanks for a very enjoyable afternoon candle making. Very relaxing and informative I am very proud of the finished product.

Bethan - - #19013

Warm welcoming class! A lot of classes feel very ‘school’ like. Charlie makes you feel welcome with her approachable friendly manner. The hours flew by and we learnt so much, Charlie answered all questions (and we asked a lot) to a high standard at all times. Definitely recommend this candle making class ❤️

Amanda B - - #18374

This was a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Charlie is a very patient teacher and explains everything thoroughly. The trickiest part is combining the oils to get a lovely aroma but Charlie is great at helping you to come up with a suitable combination and we all ended up making some beautiful smelling candles. The great thing about this is that you can continue at home as she sends you the step by step instructions and details of where to get the supplies. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas!

Chrissie B - - #18283

My daughter and I had such a wonderful time with Charlie. She was a fantastic host,encouraging,calm and knowledgeable. The studio setting was tranquil, light and cosy with easy parking. Definitely worth doing, especially in the run up to Christmas. Our bespoke candles were lovely and we feel confident in continuing our new hobby back at home!

Sarah - - #18007

I booked the candle making course with Charlie for my husband’s birthday. We had a wonderful time. Charlie was very knowledgeable and friendly and made us feel very relaxed and welcome. We made beautiful candles and the information provided to us by Charlie means we can try to make our own candles at home. We would thoroughly recommend this course to everyone - thank you Charlie!

Emma Stubbs - - #17790

I treated my mum to a candlemaking workshop at Flamingo House & Studio and I am so pleased I did. My mum and I both enjoyed the afternoon choosing the scents for our soya wax candles and then making them with a glass of prosecco and later some tea and cake. Charlie is absolutely lovely and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would thoroughly recommend the class to everyone. The other women in the class with my mum and I were also brilliant. All in all we had a great time xx

Laura Vogt - - #17775

I booked a candle making course for my sisters hen.

From the beginning, Charlie was super informative, helpful and friendly. She helped me plan the course and made sure I had enough information to give to the 'hens' that were coming along.

The studio is light and airy. The selection of teacups we got to choose from was vast!

Charlie helped guide us through the process and was calm and patient. We even had some homemade cake and a lovely cup of tea/coffee whilst yhe candles were setting.

Our end products were fantastic!!

I highly recommend doing this course.

Angela - - #17739

It was a lovely morning spent with Charlie who is very knowledgeable about Candle-making. I was taught to prepare and fill the containers with the wax, all about choosing scents, adding colours and the basics about presentation of the final product. We had a nice chat and cup of tea out in the garden as we waited for the wax to set. The morning session came to an end with information given regarding supplies etc. The candles which I had made were given to me in a beautiful gift bag. It was a morning well spent!!! Thanks again Charlie.

Janet - - #17740

really enjoyed my workshop, although a bit late due to the bus going a random route!!

Uta - - #17735

I had an amazing time, Charlie made it so easy to learn how to make candles, she's a lovely host and teacher. I've since started making my own candles and they're turning out just as well so you really do walk away with all the knowledge and skill you need to get going.

Nat - - #17736

We asked Charlie to come to our home that we had for a hen weekend. The workshop was the perfect accompaniment to the weekend, we had vessels to suit everyone and she was so helpful with suggestions of how to make them in the future. I would recommend her for a hen, party or even as a birthday gift for a loved one. We each left very happy with candles to suit each persons' personality.

Debbie O'Dell - - #17632

Had a fantastic couple of hours candle making with Charlie for my nieces hen do. Charlie was very welcoming on a horrid rainy day. We were made to feel at home. Charlie explained every thing and we all made candles with our own blends of essential oils and colours. I would highly recommend and hope to do it again someday.

Sarah - - #17530

I had a super afternoon in Charlie’s garden flamingo studio. She is very helpful and showed me how to make my own candle. She explained about the different essential oils. I was welcomed with a drink and cake afterwards. I would recommend this workshop.

Sophie - - #16590

We had so much fun making candles with Charlie at the Flamingo Studio. It was so informative as you actually learnt how to make candles without being pressured into buying extra products. Charlie was very knowledgeable about the scents and what would work and what wouldn't while also letting you be experimental. The cakes that her sister made as well were the perfect touch after 2 hours of candle making fun!

Cessa - - #16591

Charlie is such a positive, patient, lovely woman, I am happy I got to meet her. I have never made candles before so this was a completely new experience for me. You get to pick the type of object you want your candle wax to be in, you also get the option of making it scented or coloured. In between the session there is a tea/coffee break which is amazing because I got to learn a little bit about the people in the group, what they do, their interest and share some laughter. You get great tips of museums and galleries to go visit, places to eat, top 5 things to do or see. I loved my experience and my candles, so I highly recommend this workshop !

Frankie Francis - - #16345

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Becky & David - - #16035

Boutique and bespoke we had great fun with Charlie. She is charming and knowledgable and we couldn’t have asked for more. Such a fun few hours and would 100% recommend it to anyone. We loved our candles and I look forward to making more for presents in the future. Massive thank you to Charlie.

Tom - - #15918

Really lovely experience. Arrived at the house was welcomed warmly by Charlie. She took us through the house before coming into a large garden with the studio located at the back. After having a glass of bubbly and meeting the other guests, Charlie began to explain the candle making process and we moved into the studio which was very clean and modern. Charlie was very informative and really guided us through the process and answered any questions we had. We got to pick the vessel for our candle as well as our own scents out of about 50 different ones. We also got to colour our candles with dye and Charlie let us get a little creative at this point, mixing different dyes during the cooling period to create a marbling effect. My partner also placed some seashells into the candle which she had brought along. While we waited for the candles to cool we have tea and biscuits and a chat. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and would recommend to anyone and everyone!

Ana - - #15873

Charlie is lovely and made this an exceptional experience: easy to follow instructions, good quality materials, beautiful bag with wrapping paper to take your candle home, tea/snacks, etc. The two hours flew by so fast.

Debra F - - #15781

Brilliant course. I have some experience with candle making but was able to fire loads of questions at Charlie who was very informative. Very personal and would highly recommend!

Siobhan - - #15648

I booked this course for a birthday present for my Grandmother, and we absolutely loved it! We ended up being the only 2 which made it so personal. Charlie was so lovely and kind and really made our day special. We also got to enjoy a lovely piece of cake made by her sister! We can't thank Charlie enough! :)

Kerrie o - - #15579

Lovely day out, Charlie made our day personable and homely.
Thoroughly enjoyed day out, would highly recommend 💛

Emmy - - #15573

I spent a delightful afternoon at the Flamingo house in Hove learning how to create a gorgeous fragranced soya wax candle. The setting for the course was a charming studio in the garden where we were taught by Charlie. WE enjoyed a yummy home baked cake and a glass of bubbly. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone and I look forward to making my own candles to give to friends now that I know how to! Thank-you so much

sarah - - #14259

I thoroughly enjoyed this candle making workshop and would highly recommend it. Charlie is really lovely, she put me at ease straight away and explained things so well. The atmosphere was very relaxed and there was a great selection of candle containers and essential oils to choose from. The workshop was very hands on which was great and Charlie even provided me with a step by step guide of how to make the candles for future reference. The candles I made are beautiful and smell absolutely divine :) Definitely a new skill that I am excited to develop and utilise.
Thank you Charlie!

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