Make Christmas

Duration: 2 days, 3 night stay

Price: £285

Run by: Helen Cunningham
at Tiny Homes Holidays


Tiny Homes Holidays
Hillis Gate Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 5UB

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About the Course

Mrs B presents a jolly weekend of Christmas Craftiness

Over the weekend you will stay in a beautiful Tiny Home cabin and spend time in our lovely studio making a selection of gorgeous crafty Christmas makes. You may wish to venture into Cowes for a Saturday night out …. or simply cook a meal and relax in front of your log burner. There is lots do do on Sunday morning too if you wish …. maybe a walk in the forest or along a wintery coastline before cosying in the studio where the coffee pot will be on and the logs blazing …..

Day One (Saturday 1st December 10am – 5pm)

Mrs B will guide you through the relaxing process of making divine air-dry clay Christmas tree decorations or gift tags followed by making a selection of Christmas scented organic soya candles using a delicious selection of essential oils (no synthetics) that invoke all those wonderful Christmas smells. You will learn how to make soya wax poured candles. Soya wax is a relatively new and innovative candle wax made from 100% soya beans. Soya beans are a renewable and sustainable resource and are completely natural and biodegradable. Soya wax is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic with no pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified material. An excellent choice for those wishing to burn environmentally friendly candles.

You will make three aromatherapy candles and decorate them – they will all go home with you! The workshop will also cover, understanding wicks, health and safety, how to use fragrances correctly for an aromatherapy effect and design techniques.

Natural fire lighters.
Pinecone firelighters are ideal for open fires, log burners and garden chimeras. These firelighters are completely natural and make a wonderful alternative to the toxic ones available in most high street shops. You will be guided through the process required to make a dozen natural firelighters with added essential oils to suit your own taste. These make a superb gift at anytime of the year.

Day Two (Sunday 2nd December 11am – 4pm)

Adding finishing touches to the air-dried clay tags.

Make fizzing bath bombs ….. marvelous for yourself or as gifts – using all natural ingredients.

Guest tutor for the Christmas Wreath session Sharon Rhind is a bonkers crafter. She is one of those ladies that just adds magic sprinkles to any crafting session. We are lucky that she is showing us all how to make a sublime Christmas wreath using all local natural materials sourced from her nearby farmland; including some of her own air-dried supplies.

Your Tiny Home will be available from 2.30pm on Friday 1st December until 11am on Monday 4th - you do not have to stay on Sunday night if it doesn't suit you!

NON RESIDENTIAL day guests rate for Isle of Wight residents* is £145 total for both workshop days (includes lunch, refreshments and all materials) *proof will be required with thanks.


Mrs B is a born and bred Island girl, who has happily followed the ‘bungee’ tradition of Island natives – you know – the one where you always keep bouncing back!

After a fulfilling creative career on the “North Island” ( known as the mainland to non- Islanders!), that included photography, styling, festival and event organisation, she soon settled back into the ways of Island life. She fell in love, got married and in two shakes of a lamb’s tail there were three instead of two!

Mrs. B has always had a bit of an addiction for all things crafty, and loves nothing more than spending a few hours dallying around with her vintage handcrafted treasures.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

What is included (£285 per person based on two people sharing a Tiny Home);
3 nights accommodation, Friday 30th November – Monday 3rd December
4-5 hour SATURDAY & SUNDAY workshops (5 projects in total) in our on site studio that includes tools and materials, light lunch and refreshments complimentary ‘simple but good’ breakfast supplies pack

NON RESIDENTIAL day guests rate for Isle of Wight residents* is £145 total for both workshop days (includes lunch, refreshments and all materials) *proof will be required with thanks.

Want to review this course?

This was an amazing weekend! Everything was well planned out, Mrs B and Sharon were great teachers, we came home with professional looking things that we never thought we could have made!
Helen and Frazer were on hand to help out with any problems we had with our tiny home (we didnt have any, it was perfect!) and the snacks and lunches provided during the workshops were delicious!
Would definitely recommend and will be going back again next year!

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Course Start Dates

Friday 30th November 2018

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