For as long as we’ve lived here, our favourite tradition is putting together handmade hampers as holiday gifts for our loved ones. From fruit liqueurs, handmade salves, wreaths, hand poured candles and a range of jams and jellies have all featured in our hamper (alongside a homegrown chicken and a dozen of our eggs).
In this course, we share our best recipes and all the tips and tricks we’ve found for making the holiday season that little bit more special.
We will start with the gifts that take a bit longer to make and then move on to some that you can make and have ready on the day.
Lesson One: Gifts for Foodies
- Homemade Flavour Extracts
- Homemade Vegetable Stock
- Pineapple Vinegar
- Homemade Hot Sauce
Lesson Two: For The Home
- Spooncarving (includes the pop-out Spooncarving course as well as a downloadable PDF of the login so you can pass the course on as a gift itself!)
- Herb Infused Candles
- Calendula Salve
- Cold Process Soap
Lesson Three: For the Belly
- Recipes and ideas for a holiday cookie plate for your neighbours
- A chocolate star
- Orange and Chocolate Panetonne + DIY candied peel
Lesson Four: Natural Decorating and Last Minute Gifts
- Handmade Wreath
- "Real" Vintage Trees
- Branch Candle Holders
- Christmas Star
At the end of the course, your handmade holiday gift giving well and truly underway.
The lessons will be hosted on our Gartur Stitch Farm School on Mighty Networks, and include a mix of written, photographed and video step by steps. Each lesson will also include a printable PDF.
When you order, you will receive an email with the course joining instructions. Upon purchase, you will get instant, full access to the course to work through at your own pace. Please be sure to save the login details somewhere safe.
Buying this course as a gift? On completion of your purchase, you will receive an email from our automated system. Click the link for gift purchasers to download a gift voucher to print and send, or email to your gift recipient.
Find out more about gifting an online course from Gartur Stitch Farm School here.
All kits will be availble for pre-order on 1 October. Orders will close on 22 October and disbatched by 1 November to give you plenty of time to start making your homemade holiday gifts. Happy making!
The kit includes some of the essentials you need to start making your own Holiday gifts including:
- 1200g Wooden Soap Mould
- Tea Bags
- Floristry Wire
- 3x Panettone Cases
- 100g Osmotolerant Yeast (for panettone and other baked goods)
- 3x Syrup Bottles
- 6x Amber Glass Jars for Salves and Candles
- 6x Salve Tins
- 10x Candle Wicks