There is nothing better than adding a homemade touch to your holiday decor. Whether you want to give a DIY creation or add some personal touches to your holiday decor, here are eight holiday workshops to try this holiday season.
Dec. 5, 1:30-3 p.m.
Update your front door decor with a new winter wreath. With the help of the Green Spring Gardens staff, you will be able to create the perfect wreath with greens, ribbons and cones. This indoor class will follow the Health Department and Centers for Disease Control safety guidelines. // Green Spring Gardens: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria; $39 per person, plus $25 supply fee
Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Add some extra greenery to the mantel with Helen Olivia Floral Design. This Instagram live workshop will guide participants in creating the perfect decorated garland for the holiday season. The video will also be posted on Youtube following the class. Participants can either pick up their supplies from Alexandria or opt for delivery. // $140-$150
Dec. 11, 4-5:30 p.m.
Skip the flowers this season and go for a DIY green centerpiece. Spend the afternoon creating a three-tiered centerpiece that is filled with greenery from the museum’s garden. The museum’s horticulturalist will also teach guests how to keep their creation fresh throughout the season. // Museum of the Shenandoah Valley: 901 Amherst St., Winchester; $35-$45
Dec. 12, 10-11:30 a.m.
Spend your Saturday with professional floral designer Betty Ann Glaway. Learn her tips and tricks from as you create your own arrangement for your table. // Green Spring Gardens: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria; $39 per person, plus $30 supply fee
Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Let your little ones get in on the holiday DIY fun with Historic Kenmore’s virtual workshop. This class will teach participants how to create their own holiday-themed room box. DIY kits will need to be picked up at the manor before the workshop. // Historic Kenmore: 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg; $20
Dec. 13, 3-5 p.m.
Create a special end of the year ornament for the holidays. This workshop combines an introductory hand lettering class with DIY ornaments to create a special memento on your tree. Guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. // AR Workshop Alexandria: 1212 King St., Alexandria; $65
Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Switch out your usual holiday wreath with a festive handmade one instead. The instructor will be giving a step-by-step instruction to craft your own unique design. This class is for adults 18 and older. // Warrenton Community Center: 430 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton; $49
While it is still too warm to build a true snowman, you can always build one out of flowers. This kid-friendly workshop supplies everything needed to create your own frosty friend at home. The video for this class will be posted on YouTube the day before the class. // $90-$100
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