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Festive Sparkle Flower Arranging

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Subject Area

Art and design


The Cornerstone,
Norreys Ave,
Wokingham, RG40 1UE

Start date





12 Dec 2020
1 week

- Fees subject to change
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Make your own unique and personalised flower arrangements for your own home or as gifts!

The day will cover the delights of the festive season with lots of sparkle and bling! Make your own unique and personalised flower arrangements for your own home or as gifts for this special time of year. 

This is a mixed ability day suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve their flower skills and techniques.

You will be able to work at your own pace with the friendly and expert guidance from our experienced tutor. 

Activate Learning offer a range of learning for leisure Flower Arranging courses and workshops throughout the year at various locations. Search our site for related courses! 

There are additional costs associated with this course of approx £10, please refer to the ‘entry requirements' section.

What I'll learn

  • Learn how to create exciting Christmas flower arrangements 
  • Learn new techniques and mechanics to create both traditional and contemporary designs 
  • Practical experience of creating and completing a variety of inspiring Christmas designs 


How I'll learn

There will be a demonstration by our expert tutor followed by practical work enabling you to make beautiful festive sparkle flower arrangements. 

You will produce beautiful flower arrangements and be taught by: 

  • Formal Instruction 
  • Individual Tuition 
  • Practical Demonstration 
  • Practical Experience 


Entry Requirements

Please bring a packed lunch and refreshments. 

Design One 


  •     Glass Container – can be round, square, oblong – your choice 
  •     1 x piece of Foam Core Board or Strong Card Board 
  •     Sellotape 
  •     Copper Wire Netting or Mesh *** 
  •     Selection Dried Christmas Material – example Cones, Fungus, Potpourri, Fruit Slices, Whole Fruit, Cinnamon Sticks 
  •     Christmas Decorations – example Baubles 
  •     Note pad, pen and ruler 
  •     Scissors

Optional:  Angel Hair *** 


Foliage (suggestions only): 

  • Christmas type evergreens – example Conifer, Yew, Ivy leaves (with berries if wanted).  Only a small quantity 

Flowers (suggestions only):

  • Approximately 10-12 Stems of assorted flowers – example Roses, Carnations, Spray Roses or Spray Carnations.  Take note the flower heads must be in proportion to the size of your glass container 

Design Two 


  •     1 x Container – can be round or square – your choice 
  •     1 x Piece Oasis – to fit your container *** 
  •     Pot Tape – to secure your Oasis into container *** 
  •     Bamboo Sticks – for Amarylllis Stems 
  •     Ribbon – to match the colour of flowers 
  •     Christmas Decorations – example Baubles, Dried Orange Slices, Cinnamon Sticks 

Foliage (suggestions only): 

  • Christmas type evergreens – example Conifer, Yew, Ivy leaves (with berries if wanted) or Blue Spruce 

Flowers (suggestions only): 

  • 3 Stems Amaryllis only plus a few stems of Spray Carnations.  You could use Roses or Carnations instead of Amaryllis but you would require a few more stems. 

*** NOTE: The tutor will have a supply of Oasis, Pot Tape, Copper Mesh Wire and Angel Hair 

Sellotape, scissors and some bamboo sticks will be supplied.  


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.