How we do team building

As Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Rather than a team-building day out that involves blindfolding everyone and getting Jim to herd the “sheep” into the “pen”, why not do something creative and crafty? Team building events needn’t always involve trust games and obstacle courses. Crafts are sociable, stress-busting and good fun. You can either choose to make something as a team, or opt for a class where each person makes their own item in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Whatever you choose, we’ll come to you and bring along all the craft materials, décor and even music to transform your meeting room into a welcoming creative space. Classes vary from 1 hour to 3 hours, depending on what you want to learn.
  • 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.

    • It was so nice doing something creative for our team planning day, it really got everyone in such a good frame of mind and we loved the new sign for our team area. Thanks Tia for a great day.

      Pippa Dyer
      4 February 2015
    • Such a fab Christmas party - we made wreaths, it was really great doing something other than going to some naff hotel for a dry Christmas dinner!

      Lillian Burgess
      9 December 2014
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