How we do customer events

Craft workshops are perfect for capturing the interest of your customers and drawing them to your shop or corporate events. Whether you’re launching a new product, exhibiting at a fair, or running promotions, a bit of craftiness can go a very long way in getting people through the door.

Workshops are also great as rewards for loyal customers who enjoy arts and crafts. At the end of the workshop, each person leaves with a completed item, as well as a new skill. And we make sure that the whole experience is welcoming and creative, reflecting well on your brand.

We supply all the craft materials and the décor to create a comfortable and crafty environment. Our workshop formats are flexible, just tell us how long a workshop you want, and we can advise you on what will work best.
  • Origami Lily Fairy Lights

    DUE TO THE BUSINESS RELOCATING TO SCOTLAND, WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR LONDON-BASED EVENTS.

    Using your choice of coloured or white paper, you will fold origami lilies to cover a set of fairy lights. Depending on the look you are after, you can then use paints, glitter and jewels to decorate them and add your personal touch. These are so striking and delicate, no one will ever guess they’re homemade.

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    What you will leave with:

    A set of fairy lights covered with paper lilies

    Duration:

    3-4 hours

    Cost:

    £35 per person

    Group size:

    Max 8 - contact us for bigger groups

  • String Art

    DUE TO THE BUSINESS RELOCATING TO SCOTLAND, WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR LONDON-BASED EVENTS.

    String art is becoming more and more popular, allowing you to create personal and striking images as artwork for your walls. Choose your font or image and colours to make something truly unique which you can proudly look at day in and day out. The beauty of this craft – you really don’t need to be creative at all.

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    What you will leave with:

    A word or image on a plank ready to be mounted on the wall

    Duration:

    3 hours

    Cost:

    £35 per person

    Group size:

    Around 8 - contact us for bigger groups

  • Map Coasters

    DUE TO THE BUSINESS RELOCATING TO SCOTLAND, WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR LONDON-BASED EVENTS.

    Most of us have a collection of maps from our travels that are lying around gathering dust. Why not turn them into something you look at every day by making a set of 4 unique coasters? Or capture special memories closer to home using a London A-Z? And if you don’t have maps of your own don’t fret, we’ll happily bring some along.

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    What you will leave with:

    A set of up to 4 coasters covered in maps

    Duration:

    3 hours

    Cost:

    £35 per person

    Group size:

    As big a group as you can accommodate at your venue

  • Bubbilicious Bath Products

    DUE TO THE BUSINESS RELOCATING TO SCOTLAND, WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR LONDON-BASED EVENTS.

    Save yourself a small fortune by learning to make your own bath scrub and fizzy bath bombs. These make a gorgeous gift (if you’re willing to part with them). It’s also a perfect class to do with mums to be, using oils known to keep expanding tummies supple and moisturised. Wonderful ingredients like shea butter, rosehip oil and vitamin E will leave your skin feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom.

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    What you will leave with:

    Bath scrub and bath bomb

    Duration:

    3 hours

    Cost:

    £35 per person

    Group size:

    As big a group as you can accommodate

  • Introduction to Furniture Upcycling

    DUE TO THE BUSINESS RELOCATING TO SCOTLAND, WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR LONDON-BASED EVENTS.

    In a single evening or an afternoon, you learn 3 techniques to transform old tired furniture. Choose from distressing, crackle glaze, gilding, French chic or decoupage. After learning your chosen techniques, you paint a picture frame using your favourite one, creating a lovely statement for your wall.

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    What you will leave with:

    A practice board and a painted picture frame using one of the furniture painting techniques

    Duration:

    4 hours

    Cost:

    £55 per person

    Group size:

    Max 6 - contact us for bigger groups

  • Furniture Upcycling Full Day

    DUE TO THE BUSINESS RELOCATING TO SCOTLAND, WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR LONDON-BASED EVENTS.

    Save yourself hundreds of pounds by learning to upcycle your tired old furniture or things you’ve found through Freecycle. In this class you learn techniques such as distressing, crackle glaze, gilding, lime washing, French chic, and stenciling and decoupage to give your furniture that vintage look and a new lease on life.

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    What you will leave with:

    A practice board and your own item of painted furniture

    Duration:

    8 hours

    Cost:

    £100 per person

    Group size:

    Max 6

  • Fascinator Making

    DUE TO THE BUSINESS RELOCATING TO SCOTLAND, WE WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR LONDON-BASED EVENTS.

    A perfect class for hen parties. Learn to make a gorgeous professional-looking fascinator. We can even dye the feathers and sinamay beforehand to match individual outfits. All the hens get to wear their fascinator at the wedding and the bride can make her very own hairpiece. With the added sparkling wine and food, it’s a great way to get the hen party festivities underway.

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    What you will leave with:

    A beautiful personalised fascinator perfect for weddings or the races

    Duration:

    4 hours

    Cost:

    £39 per person

    Group size:

    Max 10 - contact us for bigger groups

  • WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF OUR CLASSES

    Don’t take it from us. Here’s what other people have had to say about A Crafty Alternative.

    • We booked A Crafty Alternative for our client event last week as an exclusive benefit for our customers. They absolutely loved it and I've had a ton of emails thanking us for a fantastic evening. Would really recommend Tia and the team and would definitely book them again.

      Tammy Connor
      24 February 2015
    • We wanted to bring something different to our normal annual event to be more of a draw for clients to come along, the paper flower class was perfect and was a great talking point through the rest of the evening

      Vanessa Fraser
      10 March 2015
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