Get crafty this Christmas: A guide to workshops yule love

Christmas leather-crafting accessories,at left, and light-up Christmas cards, at right. Photos: Maketh Project / STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery
Christmas leather-crafting accessories,at left, and light-up Christmas cards, at right. Photos: Maketh Project / STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery

Can’t seem to find the right gift or home decor for Christmas? Try a hand at making them yourself while picking up a new talent.

From crafting DIY snow globes to making plush gingerbread people, Coconuts Singapore has put together this run-down of the most unique workshops happening in Singapore this festive season that will turn you into an elf-made artisan.

Snow globe

Art school Nightflower Arts is teaching participants how to make snow globes out of household jars this festive season. Materials including jar and glitter will be provided during the class. 

S$25 per pax.
Dec. 21

Christmas wreaths

Make your own Christmas wreath at The Reveur Group’s arts and craft shop. Each session goes 90 minutes and includes tools and materials, including dried flowers.

S$25 per pax.
Till Dec. 24

Leather accessories by Maketh Project.
Leather accessories by Maketh Project.

Leather accessories

Local leather-crafting center Maketh Project is teaching participants how to make a vanity case, spectacles cases, coin pouches, and name card holders this holiday season. The name card holder even comes with a complimentary utility card that acts as a mobile phone stand, among other uses (nifty!).

From S$35 per workshop.
Till Dec. 24.

Handmade Christmas cards

The guys at STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery, in collaboration with The Corner Shop, are hosting a one-day workshop on creating light-up greeting cards. Each student will learn how to fix the bulb to the card and decorate it using screenprinting and collage techniques.

S$60.
Dec. 3

Christmas light-up gift cards by STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery.
Christmas light-up gift cards by STPI Creative Workshop and Gallery.

Gingerbread plushies

Love gingerbread men? Why not make a toy that looks like one? The crafters at Bear Naise Studio are hosting a sewing workshop teaching how to create gingerbread men plushies, complete with decorations. Each plush measures 34 by 22 centimeters.

S$108
Nov. 30

Christmas pinata

How about a pinata for that Christmas tree? Community events organizer Crane is hosting a mini-Christmas tree pinata workshop as part of its festive market at 46 Kim Yam Road. Materials such as paper, glue, and scissors will be provided. 

S$42
Dec. 7 and 8

Christmas Nagomi art workshops at NAISE.
Christmas Nagomi art workshops at NAISE.

Macrame Christmas wreath

If you prefer your wreaths made of fabric, crafter Darya Solkolova is hosting a one-day-only workshop in the MeyeRise condominium’s function room, teaching the basics on how to tie macrame knots. Tea and snacks will be provided. 

S$105
Dec. 1

Christmas-themed Nagomi art

Ever heard of Nagomi art? It’s a form of healing art founded in Japan that uses pastel powders, and the artist is supposed to paint with their fingers, creating gentle, transparent and warm works. Hip gift store Naise is hosting a one-time workshop.

S$95
Dec. 14

 

Related:

‘Tis the season to get stuffed: A guide to Singapore’s tastiest Christmas offerings

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