Christmas Workshops

For the evergreen enthusiast !

  • No experience necessary
  • In our studio, some at fabulous venues or we can take the show on the road & come to you (for 6+ guests & min spend $1000) 
  • Includes all the materials, instruction & refreshments 

Christmas ! Did someone say Christmas ? Our fav time of the year ! 

& Our festive workshops are just so darn much fun ! & require no experience ! (Worth noting – we have never sent anything ugly home @ LOL)

Can’t wait to greet you !  

Questions? Ready to Book?

elaine@cambridgeschoolofflowers.com

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Evergreen Planter Insert Workshop

Sunday November 15th
11:00 to 2:00 ish
$125 pp per insert  or $195 for two inserts
(so don’t get confused that is per person – not for two people LOL)
What will be at your front door this Evergreen season ?
Let’s figure that out together !
If you have ever attended one of Elaine’s Holiday Demos – you will know that when if comes to the Festive Season – she is all about go BIG or go home!
More is More !
 
Our beautiful urn inserts are full, luscious, organic and drop-dead-gorgeous !
& include our seasonal favs such as: Salal, BC Cedar, Magnolia, Noble Fir, Pine, Curly Willow, Giant Pine Cones & the like  !
We provide the insert for your planter – approx 10″ to 12″ diameter (if you need something larger – just ask ! & we can price it !)
 
We figure most folks will need two of these – so we are offering a special price for two inserts:
 
$125 for one insert – or $195 for two inserts (plus tax of course)
For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say!
So… this one will be held upstairs at the spectacular Cambridge Mill. We’ll be in the Falls Room – perched over the Grand River – gorgeous !
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.
The Bonus is ! It will include a lovely light lunch !
$125 pp per insert  or $195 for two inserts
(so don’t get confused that is per person – not for two people LOL)
 
Includes: Evergreens, Twigs, Pinecones, plastic insert, instruction & a lovely lunch ! 
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Our Famous Over-the-Top Wreath

Wednesday November 18 

1:00 to 4:00 ish

$195 pp

(If this date does not work of you – create your own private workshop for 6+ guests)

Choc-A-Bloc full of hydrangea and pomegranates,  this is indeed a very famous wreath ! It has over the years been featured in umpteen magazine spreads !

$195 pp

Includes: Evergreens, Hydrangea, Pomegranates, Pinecones, other materials & instruction

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Magnolia & Evergreen Wreath

Thursday Evening

November 19 – 7:00 to 9:30

$125 pp

This is one of our fav wreaths – featuring magnolia branches along with salal, seeded eucalyptus, & local seasonal evergreens.

Add pinecones and golden curly willow & a bow to finish off this very tasteful & festive wreath.

 

Looks sensational on your Front Door as cheery welcome for the Holiday Season (also suitable indoors)

This workshop is held in our Studio in downtown Galt and is limited to 6 students

$125 pp

Includes: Magnolia, Evergreens, Pinecones, French Ribbon, other materials, instruction & festive refreshments

Foraged Wreath

Saturday November 21
11am – 2:00ish
$125 pp or 2 friends for $225 
We’ve gone foraging for you !
This is a great hand-made festive look that is terrific displayed on your door, above a mantel or set as a table circle with candles inside!
 
Start with a grapevine base & weave in foraged treasures like pine, cedar, juniper & other fav evergreens, Then top it off with twigs,curly willow, berries, pinecones & other cool foraged stuff. (even pampas grass if your heart desires)
For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say!
So… this one will be held upstairs at Local 13 Food & Beverage 
Wait til you see it – exposed stone walls, fireplace, big sunny windows – well you get the picture ! 
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.
The Bonus is ! It will include a lovely light lunch !

$125 pp or 2 friends for $225

Includes: Evergreens, Foraged “Finds”, other materials, instruction & a lovely lunch !

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Woodland Window Box

Sunday November 22

11am to 2:00 ish

$125 pp or $225 for two friends

Start with a hand-crafted rough wooden window box (approx22″ to 24″ in length) You’ll then be using a painting technique to creat faux age & moss.

Nest we’ll start stuffing in the fabulous greeneries, twigs & berries! Top it off with a faux twig nest, quail eggs & moss & pine cones.

We are looking forward to this one for sure !

$125 pp or $225 for two friends, Includes:

Window box, Evergreens, pine cones, twigs, berries,nest, eggs etc, instruction & light lunch

Sure to be a sell-out fast ! So don’t think about it too long !

For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say!
So… this one will be held upstairs at Local 13 Food & Beverage 
Wait til you see it – exposed stone walls, fireplace, big sunny windows – well you get the picture ! 
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.
The Bonus is ! It will include a lovely light lunch !
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Evergreen Mantel Spray

Wednesday November 25

11:00am to 2:00 ish

$195 pp

Imagine how gorgeous your home will be for the Holiday Season!

One of our best-selling items at Christmas time – when we make them for delivery – they start at $295 – so this is quite a savings when you make it yourself!

You will be creating your own gorgeous mantlepiece. First up is gorgeous greenery – all of the season’s best !

Then, decorate your work of art with pomegranates, antique garden roses, berries, pinecones and the like!

This is made cleverly in a hidden water source so it can stay fresh well into the new year (although you may need to freshen up the roses).

$195 pp

Includes: Evergreens, Flowers, Pomegranates, Berries, other materials & instruction

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Gorgeous Garland

Thursday Evening

November 26

7:00 to 9:00 ish 

$195 pp

(If this date doesn’t work – create your own private workshop for 6+ guests)

A specialty of the House !

Great for outdoors – or – Jazz up your Fireplace Mantel of Stairway Bannister this festive season with a Gorgeous Garland specially made by you!

You’ll entwine seasonal foliage designed to dry (so no needles dropping mid-holidays). such as: salal, seeded eucalyptus, magnolia, white pine, noble fir, etc.

This Festive Garland is 10ft in length, however if you require it to be longer let Elaine know prior to the workshop for a special price.

Suitable for outdoor or indoor display.

$195 pp (note – we sell these for $295 so a great savings when you make it yourself!)

Includes: Evergreens, Pine Cones, Curly Willow etc. other materials, & instruction.

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Provence Gathering Basket

Saturday November 28 

 11:am to 2:00 ish

$125 pp or two for $225 for two friends

Who wants to go to Provence? Well ! with any COVID luck – we will be taking a group of our Floral Students there next April !

In the meantime …

We are dreaming !

& this got us travelling around all the flea markets this summer in hunt of antique wicker gathering baskets so that we could offer to you this workshop !

& here you go – a little bit of a Provence Christmas  

Evergreens, twigs, rosehips, pomegrantes – set ever-so-casually in a gathering basket just as they might do in Aix-en-Provence !

For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say!
So… this one will be held upstairs at Local 13 Food & Beverage 
Wait til you see it – exposed stone walls, fireplace, big sunny windows – well you get the picture ! 
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.
The Bonus is ! It will include a lovely light lunch !

Suitable for outdoor or indoor display.

$125 pp or two for $225 for two friends

Includes: Evergreens, Pine Cones, Berries etc. & other materials, the vintage basket, instruction & light lunch

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Worth Repeating

Sunday November 29th

11:00 to 2:00 ish

$125pp or $225 for two friends

This one is so beautiful that it is worth repeating! & so ! you will be making a matching set of two!

First up – select from our variety of handsome table-top containers!

Next you’ll start “greening them up” (The trick is to make them match like twins.) You’ll be adding things such as beautiful roses, pinecones, and other gorgeous greenery

These handcrafted pots make for charming holiday decor for your Christmas dining table, on top of your fireplace mantle, or as hostess gifts during the holidays.

For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say!
So… this one will be held upstairs at Local 13 Food & Beverage 
Wait til you see it – exposed stone walls, fireplace, big sunny windows – well you get the picture ! 
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.
The Bonus is ! It will include a lovely light lunch !

$125 pp or $225 for two friends

Includes: Table-top containers, Evergreens, Flowers, other materials, instruction & light lunch !

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An Evergreen Luncheon

& you are invited !
 
Please join us Wednesday December 2nd,
11am – 2:30ish for Evergreen Magic at Cambridge Mills spectacular North Terrace !
 
Starters: Hot Cocoa /Cider (& that view! right over the river)
 
Elaine will be sharing (& demonstrating) all her best secrets on Festive Decorating 2020 style!
 …with natural, organic evergreens, berries, twigs, hydrangea, pomegranate, nests, twigs, feathers & (well – you get the picture…)
Whats our theme for this years Evergreen Luncheon ? “Home for the Holidays” of course ! & an emphasis on “Handmade Christmas”
 
With social distancing in mind, we are offering tables of 4 & 6 guests – rather than individual tickets. So grab your happy bubble ! & lets kick off the festive season in style !
 
Table of 4 Happy Bubble: $395
Table of 6  Happy Bubble: $595
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Festive French Wire Basket

Thursday Evening

December 3

7:00 to 9:00 ish

$125 pp or $225 for two friends

(If this date doesn’t work – create your own private workshop for 6+ guests)

Create a oh-so-french evergreen decorative in a vintage-style wire basket.

You’ll start by lining it with beautiful woodland moss, then add the season’s best mixed evergreens, and top it off with some of our favourites like – rose hips, pomegranates, hydrangeas… and the like!

Further into the season you might decide to add in a few roses if you like !

$125 pp or $225 for two friends

Includes: Evergreens, Pine Cones, Berries etc. & other materials, the vintage-style wire basket, & instruction.

Boxwood Wreath Workshop

Saturday December 5th

11am to 2:00 ish

$145 pp

Each year at our Evergreen Open House – this is by far our biggest seller!

& this year for the very first time, we are offering a class on how to make your own Gorgeous Boxwood Wreath (12” to 14”) 

This one comes with our pretty boxed set – so if you missed our Mixed Eucalyptus Wreath Workshop earlier this year – you’ll want to join in on this one!

The kit includes our now famous “Chunky” florist scissors (we sell them at our Studio for $65) 

For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say – and borrowing space from beautiful venues around town. 

(this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing)

The Bonus is ! It will include lunch !

$145 pp includes: Instruction, Boxwood, Wreath kit : copper base, copper wire, tape, The Chunky Scissors & a wonderful Lunch (Cash Bar)

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A Downton Abbey Christmas Workshop

Sunday December 6

1:00 to 3:00 ish

$125 pp or $225 for two friends 

…back by popular demand!

In an authentic 1920’s Pressed-glass Compote (yes, you keep this antique to take home!), or if you wish you can select a gorgeous silver or gold crackle glass compote!

You will design a beautiful display of evergreens, rosehips, pomegranates, fresh roses and such, to create a beautiful holiday decorative worthy of a Downton Abbey Set!

How fun given this is 2020 – so 100 years in the making ! LOL

This is designed to be freshened up over the festive season as the flowers tire – we will share with you a few of our secret tricks!

$125 pp or $225 for two friends

Includes: The authentic 1920’s pressed glass compote, evergreens. flowers & other  materials,  instruction & light lunch

For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say!
So… this one will be held upstairs at Local 13 Food & Beverage 
Wait til you see it – exposed stone walls, fireplace, big sunny windows – well you get the picture ! 
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.
The Bonus is ! It will include a lovely light lunch !
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Hydrangea Pomegranate Centre Piece

Wednesday December 9

1:00 to 3:00 ish

$125 pp 

Our fav centrepiece by far.

Designed in a Reproduction Stone Woven Planter (the original came from the South of England), this one will last you right through to the New Year.

The stone container is so beautiful – you will want to plant up something Spring-like once the festive season is past.

$125 pp

Includes: Evergreens, Hydrangea, Pomegranates, Pinecones, the Stone Planter, other materials & instruction

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Table Top French Stone Urn

Thursday Evening

December 10

7:00 to 9:00 ish

$125 pp 

Designed in a Hand-crafted, Reproduction, Stone Table-top Urn (the original found in France), this one will last you right through to the New Year.

The stone container is so beautiful – you will want to plant up something Spring-like once the festive season is past.

$125 pp

Includes: Evergreens, pine cones, twigs, berries, the stone table top urn & instruction

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Birchbark Trio

Saturday December 12

11am to 2:00 ish

 $125 each or $225 for two friends

They say the best things always come in threes, including our Birchbark Trio Workshop!

You’ll design – not one, not two, but three adorable little festive decoratives in hand-made birchbark containers.

A real rustic/ foraged look.

Featuring seasonal woodland finds & greenery such as pine, magnolia, noble fir etc & then topped off pinecones, a little twig nest, quail eggs & a feather or two

They look terrific displayed in your home as a grouping – or make for lovely gifts.

For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say!
So… this one will be held upstairs at Local 13 Food & Beverage 
Wait til you see it – exposed stone walls, fireplace, big sunny windows – well you get the picture ! 
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.
The Bonus is ! It will include a lovely light lunch !

$125 each or $225 for two friends

Includes: Evergreens, Flowers, other materials & instruction and light lunch