Tis the season to try something new. With Christmas just around the corner, you’re already rearing up to retrieve the decorations from the attic, nestle into your favourite Christmas jumper and finish that Christmas shopping. But at Obby, we are all about pairing the old with the new. So to help you discover a fresh passion (and to save your dad from yet another tie) we’ve assembled our favourite upcoming Christmas gift-making classes.

Stocking Fillers…

Make A Leather Cardholder / Purse by Kuku Big Bag
Thursday 8 December 18.30-21.30, £38
A timeless classic. An elegant necessity. The leather wallet is a welcome find in any Christmas Stocking. Learn how to make your own at Kuku Big Bag’s Christmas workshop! Select your colour leather and thread, master the saddle stitching technique and finally embellish your creation with initials. Prosecco and Mince Pie will be available throughout to smooth you into that festive spirit.

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Lollipop Making by Spun Candy
Schedule on request, £60
Don’t let Willy Wonka have all the fun. Brighten up those Christmas stockings and have some fun making a classic swirly lollipop. Have a busy schedule in the run up to Christmas? No problem. These classes are bespoke and can be arranged for a time and date that best suits you.

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Under the Tree Delights…

Make a Cooper Bag by The Old School Club
Monday 5 December 18.30-21.30, £120
Stylish yet practical – backpacks and satchels are proving to be fashion essentials this season. Join the Old School Club in Battersea to design and stitch your own. No prior sewing experience is necessary, and if you can’t source the fabric yourself the Old School Club will do it for you!

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Make a Child’s Dress by The Old School Club
Thursday 8 December 09.30-12.30, £90
In an age of mass production, hunting down affordable high-quality children’s clothing can be laborious. Want a solution? Join the Old School Club and learn how to make beautiful children’s dresses over two fun three-hour long classes. Choose from a range of fashionable patterns and finish your original dress to a professional standard. Now that’s a Christmas gift from the heart.

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A Decorative Gift…

Festive Floral Centrepiece by Jamie Aston
Saturday 17 December 10.00-13.00, £140
A guest at Christmas dinner this year? Bring your hosts a stunning floral centerpiece, designed and created by you at Jamie Aston’s workshop. You’ll be getting crafty whilst sipping mulled wine and munching mince pies.

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Thoughtful Seasons Greetings…

Paint London on your Christmas Cards by Popup Painting
Tuesday 13 December 19.00-21.30, £29.99
Prove it really is the thought that counts and design your own Christmas Card. Set your creativity free, and release your inner Van Gough, as you learn how to paint a London Christmas scene from your imagination.

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Christmassy Calligraphy by Tea & Crafting
Tuesday 6 December, 19.30-21.30 and Sat 11 December, 11.00-13.30, £55
Because we know it’s the little details that matter, why not uncover the art of calligraphy and send off your Christmas wishes in style? Join Pearl and Groove in their beginners’ workshop.

Gift cards with calligraphy

‘Gift this Class’

Help your friends and family discover their passion and give them a class for Christmas using the new ‘Gift this Class’ feature on Obby.co.uk.