Decorating lessons and tips for the holidays: Workshops, decorated house tour, and floral design demo (Updated)

A business in town asked me to share their upcoming workshops on holiday decorating. While I’m at it, I’ll remind that there are two other special upcoming events likely to interest the same audience.

Gulbankians is holding eight workshops to create holiday/seasonal themed decorative pieces between November 21st and December 12th.

Southborough Gardeners Guest Day flyer 2019Also on November 21st, the Southborough Gardeners is holding its annual Guest Day with a Holiday Transitions theme. This year the event is in the evening.

The event features demonstrations by floral designers from the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardener’s annual pre-holiday boutique. For more details, click here.

On November 30th, you can take part in a Holiday House Tour.

The fundraiser for the Southborough Historic Society will feature homes decorated for the holidays, live demonstrations, a look inside the Burnett Chapel, raffle, refreshments, and more. For more details, click here.

As for Gulbankians’ Workshops, I’ve listed the details below. Costs range from $35-$69. To register for any of the events, call 508-485-8979. Click on the image below right to see the pictures of each arrangement. 

Thanksgiving Lantern arrangement
11/21, Thursday, 6:30 pm
Make this gorgeous centerpiece for your table or gift it! Includes mums, yarrow, eucalyptus, fragrant greenery, gourd, rustic lantern, and a few “surprise” add ons too! $45

Rustic Box Arrangement
11/24, Sunday, 3 pm
White roses, green hydrangea, thistle, magnolia leaves, winter greenery, pine cones, glass ball ornaments in a distressed wooden box. Will look perfect anywhere in your home! Very long lasting! $49

Winter Porch pot
12/1, Sunday
*Kids workshop 2 pm
*Adult workshop 4 pm
No need to have a bare doorstep just because it’s winter. Design this winter showstopper w/ greens, pine cones, pods, red branches, and a colorful big bow. This pot will be beautiful until spring! $45 

Distressed White Tin holiday arrangement
12/4, Weds. 10 am
This adorable distressed white tin and wood container will be filled with fragrant winter greens, pinecones, winterberries, eucalyptus, and red velvet bow. Perfect for a counter, shelf, or any area in need of something festive! $35

Evergreen Wreath
12/5, Thursday, 6:30 pm
Welcome your guests this holiday with a hand crafted wreath made by you! Even the most craft-challenged person will learn how to transform a pile of fresh, fragrant evergreen boughs into a beautiful wreath. The secret is to use a mixture of greens, and we are eager to show you how! Your choice of bow color! $49

Vintage Red “Merry” holiday pot or pitcher
12/8, Sunday, 3 pm
Choose between this adorable “Merry” distressed red tin pot, or a “Jingle” red tin distressed pitcher. Fill it with fragrant winter greens, magnolia leaves, cat tails, pepper berries, and your choice of “surprise” add ons (branches, pods, pinecones). Use it inside or outside to welcome your family and guests. $45

Holiday Lantern Centerpiece
12/12, Thursday, 6:30 pm
Your wreath is made, and now it’s time to make a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday dinner or buffet table. What better way to convey a feeling of warmth and light to your guests than with an old fashioned lantern? For those who attended the Thanksgiving Lantern workshop, bring in your base and lantern for a “refresh”, only $39, otherwise $49.

Holiday Floral Centerpiece
12/15, Sunday, 3 pm
Join us for our last workshop of the season! Combine fresh flowers, fragrant winter greens and other botanicals into a lovely table centerpiece to enjoy throughout the holiday season. Use roses, berries, amaryllis, pinecones, and branches to hand craft this beautiful centerpiece. Comes in sturdy and rustic wooden box that can be re-used! So pretty. You can add your own lights or candle to make it extra special! $69

Updated (11/22/19 12:37 pm): I updated the Gulbankians workshop price range, which starts as low as $35.

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