Learn how to make beautiful scented candles using vegan soywax and natural essential oils and fragrances. A great skill to learn whether you want to start making candles to sell or make gorgeous gifts for your friends and family.
Click through to our website to book your place: use candledeal discount code to get your class for £40 instead of £45!
A fun and friendly experience for Brides & bridesmaids who want to make their own wedding decorations. For groups of 10 or more, the hen goes free!
Enjoy a relaxing 2 hour workshop and take home your beautiful handmade candles. Suitable for beginners, no experience necessary.
*Minimum 2 students per class
*Please enquire if you would like to schedule a private group lesson at a different time and date.
Please click through above to check availability and book your place!
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials to create candles are included: pillar and container soy wax, beeswax wicks, fragrances and essential oils, coloured wax dyes, glass containers, vintage tea cups and saucers. Refreshments also included.
Morning sessions: includes tea, coffee and biscuits.
Afternoon sessions: includes a glass of bubbly on arrival.
Charlie Doodle at The Flamingo Studio
The Flamingo House 14a Wilbury Road Hove East Sussex BN3 3JN
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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!
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 😊
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 ❤️
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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!
This workshop was incredible! Charlie is a fantastic host, and it was a friendly and fun time all round!
I actually booked as a lone person rather than as a pair or group booking, and despite my anxieties, it was absolutely amazing!
After entering the studio and becoming acquainted, we all donned our aprons, and Charlie clearly explained exactly what we would be doing and or end goal. She was very attentive to any questions within the group, and it was a lovely and relaxing experience.
We all got to choose our desired glass or teacup/saucer, and we chose our own scents and colours (or none at all if we wanted!)
Everything was wonderfully explained, and Charlie guided us through the entire process, while still allowing us creative freedom!
At the end, we were all supplied with an easy to follow instruction sheet for making our own candles at home, and we were able to note down our email address where Charlie then sent information on where to find the ingredients.
I was actually looking at learning how to make my own candles to sell and gift, and I have come away from this workshop with all the basics and extra knowledge too! It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and I can’t wait to get creating!!
Highly recommend, for anyone looking to learn this craft, or even just for anyone wanting a little bit of fun!
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.
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!
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.
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! :)
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
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!