DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts

DIY Christmas Gifts

Of all Christmas traditions, gifting loved ones may just come first place as the most underrated act. As the end of year nears, as we tie loose ends and clock-off, many are burdened by a severe shortage of time for the gifting process. Consumerist hysteria replaces thoughtful intent as we dart in and out of shopping centres in a frantic affair. The products purchased retain no value when we fail to consider the manufacturing process: the time and effort dedicated by the hands of a stranger on the other side of the world. Often, the exchange of gifts is reduced, not even to a kind gesture, but a social norm, an expectation to uphold. This and our separation from the product, results in a process void of authenticity. We fail to truly express love for the important people in our lives. And don’t they deserve that?

To set aside time in our busy lives, to present a hand-made gift to loved ones, is to re-align ourselves with personable intent. With the culture of gift-giving on the line, challenge yourself with a project, an experience both rewarding for yourself and the recipient. Whip up quality chocolate for a significant other or build your own succulent terrarium to gift to kind co-worker. Alternatively, present a gift voucher so your loved ones can experience the workshop too. We’ve provided you with options for DIY projects to gift and the best workshops to share in the form of a gift voucher during the festive season.


Chocolate Making

The festive season breeds indulgence, as delicacies in the shape of sugar-sifted mince pies and glistening, rainbow candy-canes are insisted upon us at work Christmas parties, family lunches and dinners. Though our relationship with sweets doesn’t have to resemble an exhausting match between desire and guilt as our eyes wander toward the bowl brimming with gold wrapped chocolates in the corner. Instead, honour the testing relationship with sweets or simply learn to appreciate the delicacies on a whole new level, by embarking on a Chocolate Making workshop.

Adora Handmade Chocolates have earned the privilege of boasting many gold and silver awards to their name. The company, headed by two sisters driven by the love of chocolate, produce unique chocolate earning the respect of establishments such as the Sydney Opera House who, in response to great demand, Adora supply to regularly. Whip up signature butter truffles and temper chocolate in the two hour workshop. Learn about the history and benefits of great quality chocolate, whilst darting around a kitchen with only the freshest ingredients, Belgian Callebaut chocolate, espresso coffee, minus the added preservatives or artificial flavours. Walk away with a tray of appetising treats to gift or offer guests at your next Christmas party.

Find more inspiration for DIY Christmas gifts here.


Christmas Wreath

A wreath makes a perfect Christmas gift or decoration for the home. Embrace the festive spirit with a crafty Christmas Wreath-Making workshop with floral decorator and stylist Christopher Saban, the creative director of Merchant and Green, with over over fifteen years’ experience in the floral industry.

Assemble an Australian inspired wreath with the widely cultivated, Tasmanian blue gum, gold and silver leaves and twist glossy ribbon around wire. Christopher Saban’s minimalist, contemporary style wreath has the potential to compliment many a modern Australian home. Blue gum or 'eucalyptus globulus' is not limited to aesthetic appeal, with the power to emit a distinctive fragrance evocative of the Australian bush, adding an organic perfume to the festive household. 
 

Succulent Garden

Adorning modern Australian homes and gardens, due to their high-tolerance of testing weather conditions, succulents are the ideal household plant. Making your own succulent garden is therapeutic and rewarding activity to fill a morning or afternoon and doesn’t require any prior expertise. Adorning your home with a succulent garden can have aesthetically pleasing benefits for the inside of your home, as well as health benefits. 

A workshop headed by the much acclaimed Christoper Saban, Creative Director of ‘Merchant and Green’, the Succulent Terrarium Garden workshop caters to plant lovers looking to design and create their very own succulent garden. Create the perfect environment for your plants to thrive. Choose between a pyramid or glass container, a wide variety of mini succulents, toy with vase river stones, dirty your hands with moss and soil.


Teapot Making

After an exhausting, yet hopefully rewarding year, presenting a special someone with the chance to wind-down in a therapeutic and creative environment may just be the perfect gift. Transform a block of clay into a teapot with pottery master Marion Stehouwer. Pinch, coil and explore a number of hand-building techniques in a Teapot Making workshop. Laughter and pleasure are central characteristics of Marion’s workshop, her philosophy with roots in an art therapy background.

Marion has run Something at Mary’s studio for over a decade and is a proud member of the acclaimed Bundeena Maianbar Art Trail, featuring many well known artists including Archibald winners. Join the thousands of students taught by the Canadian artist, in an invigorating and engaging workshop sure to ease the transition of burnt-out employees into the celebratory months.



To set aside time in our busy lives, to present a hand-made gift to loved ones, is to re-align ourselves with personable intent. With the culture of gift-giving on the line, challenge yourself with a project, an experience both rewarding for yourself and the recipient. Whip up quality chocolate for a significant other or build your own succulent terrarium to gift to kind co-worker. ClassBento offers many options for DIY projects to gift and the best workshops to share in the form of a gift voucher during the festive season.

 

 

Suggested workshops

Mindful Art Kintsugi at Home

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DIY Silversmithing for Beginners 1

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Make Your Own Unique Mug

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DIY Christmas Wreath

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Make Clay Planters

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Make Botanical Bath Bombs at Home

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Make a Dream Catcher with Flowers and Crystal

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Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners

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Introduction to Figurative Sculpting

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Learn Zentangle® Art

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Make Sashiko Reusable Kitchen Cloths

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Learn Abstract Painting

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Make a Leather Coin Purse

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Learn to Draw Mandalas

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Clay Hand Building for Kids

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Make Hand Painted Planters

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Learn Smartphone Photography from Home

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Virtual Gin Cocktail Making

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