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Craft workshops to sign up for this Christmas

Here are some reasons why you should sign up for craft workshops this festive season.

1 .Studies show that just 45 minutes of creative activity can reduce stress levels. That’s even if you’re completely hopeless at it.

2. Picking up a new hobby together can strengthen your relationship. Couples who frequently try new things together have better relationships, according to research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

3. Creating something with your hands can give you a sense of pride and accomplishment. And it’s the process, not as much the end product, that creates that sense of satisfaction.

Convinced? Great!

Sceptical? Well, try one of these craft workshops this month and let us know if it did you any good! (Don’t you love our powers of persuasion?)

Origami Hot Air Balloon Mobile Workshop

By Paper In My Attic

Self-taught paper artist Rae Lim leads this three-hour craft workshop. What exactly is a paper artist? Well, in her case, it means that she’s able to transform simple flat pieces of paper into flower cake toppers, terrariums for table centerpieces, and even art installations.

This art installation is called “Boundaries” and explores geometric patterns to form patterns.

We can’t even get over how intricate these paper flowers are.


In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make a hot air balloon mobile using basic origami pleating techniques. There will even be a calligraphy artist on site to personalise your creation.

Image source: Paper In My Attic



When: 10 and 16 December, 2017, 3-6pm

Where: Keepers, #01-01 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre

Cost: $120

For more information, click here

Foiling and Brush Pen Calligraphy Workshop

By Nehohmee

It might seem silly to learn how to write your As, Bs and Cs but calligraphy is so much more than that. It’s not just about improving your handwriting, calligraphy is a therapeutic exercise that requires you to relax and focus your mind. In other words, for four hours, you can leave work and home stress at the door and concentrate on creating something beautiful.

Image source: Nehohmee


In this workshop, you will learn the basics of calligraphy using a brush pen, and the cool technique of foiling to decorate your very own card. All materials will be provided.


When: 10 December, 930am to 130pm

Where: #02-48, 195 Pearl Hill Terrace

Cost: 10 December 2017

For more information, click here.


Soap Crafting Workshop

By General Co.

Image source: The General Co.


Personalised soap handmade by you – now, that’s a great gift idea with #allthefeels. In this craft workshop, you’ll learn about the properties of natural additives and how to incorporate them into your soaps. Sniff test a range of plant essential oils and pick the ones you want in your soap. After that you’ll even learn how to customise the colour and texture using herbs and spices. All tools and materials will be provided and you’ll get three regular sized bar soaps.


When: 10 December, 1pm to 330pm

Where: #03-02, 115 King George’s Avenue, The Refinery Workspace

Cost: $85

For more information, click here.


Christmas Terrarium Workshop

By Love In A Bottle

While there are plenty of people making and selling terrariums in Singapore, Love In A Bottle is known for its cute designs. This craft workshop doesn’t only teach you how to create your very own garden in a bottle, it teaches you how to create a Christmas- and Totoro-themed one.

Christmas + Totoro? Yassss.


When: 9 December 2017, 4pm -530pm

Where: Love In A Bottle, #02-56, 9 Raffles Boulevard Millenia Walk.

Cost: $38

For more information, click here.


Floral Headcrown Workshop

By Ektory

Image source: Ektory


So you might not be heading to Coachella or any neo-hippie music festival for that matter but it doesn’t mean you can’t rock a floral headcrown. In this craft workshop, you’ll learn the basics of floral wiring and how to style your own floral headpiece using Ektory’s specialty florals. These faux florals are of premium quality so they look and feel like the real stuff.


When: 9 December, 2017, 2-4pm

Where: Ektory Studio, 50 Niven Road

Cost: $90

For more information, click here.


So there you go! Grab a pal and sign up for a craft workshop – it’ll be nice to escape the madding festive season crowds too 🙂







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