If Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness have taken the joy out of Christmas shopping (surely it can’t just be me who feels this way?) then what better way to re-ignite your festive spark with some DIY homemade gifts for loved ones.
This festive season, South Bank’s hottest design hotel, Mondrian London, is offering guests the chance to get creative with a series of Christmas workshops which will be perfect for creating that bespoke gift for someone special, or of course as a well-deserved treat from you to you.
Whether it’s learning how to blend your own essential oil or creating a bespoke soy wax candle as a gift for someone special, Mondrian London’s Christmas Craft Week will help guests to unlock their creativity and create something truly personal and special just in time for Christmas.
Monday 4th December, 6:30pm – 8:30pm – Soveral blend your own: rescue oil workshop
Bringing the joy of nature into the everyday, organic skincare brand Soveral will be providing a master class in how to effectively use essential oils in a bespoke oil-blending workshop. Following founder, Alexandra Soveral’s expert guidance, the class will start with an essential oil 101, where guests will learn how they can be used to enhance your health and boost your immune system. Alexandra will then teach guests how to blend their own rescue oil, which can be taken away in the form of a roll-on oil – the perfect antidote to the festive party season.
Tuesday 5th December, 7pm – 9pm – Earl of East London candle making workshop
Expert candle makers, Earl of East London, will guide guests through the step-by-step candle making process and help them to create their very own smoke & musk or viagem candle. Guests will be invited to smell and test a variety of fragrances and essential oils while picking up hints and tips on how to create the perfect fragrance; before putting everything, they’ve learnt into action and creating their own 6oz scented soy wax candle. The candles will need to cure overnight so guests can either collect their candle from Mondrian London the following day, or they will be posted out to each guest.
Price: From £50 (including entry to the chosen workshop and two glasses of Prosecco)
Address: Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD