15th November
10:30am - 12:30pm

Christmas Candle Making Workshop

Craft your own scented Christmas candle, ideal for your festive tablescape or for giving as a gift.

Wax & Willow’s Christmas Candle Making Workshop

Get ready for the festive season with our Christmas Candle Making Workshop, taking place in the Animal Room inside Borde Hill House. Join us for a relaxed two-hour masterclass, where you’ll create your own personalised scented Christmas candle, ideal for adding warmth to your seasonal tablescape, or for giving as a gift.

Under the expert guidance of Ursula, the founder of Wax & Willow, the session will guide you through the art of candle making. From selecting wicks to perfecting the finishing touches, you’ll learn every step of the process in this immersive workshop.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Create your own Christmas-scented candle: Learn the art of candle making and craft a unique candle infused with Wax and Willow’s best-selling winter fragrance – a captivating embodiment of Christmas cheer!
  • Stylish Vessel Selection: Choose from a limited selection of beautiful electroplated glass vessels in red, silver, or gold.
  • Expert Guidance: Ursula will be there every step of the way, sharing her knowledge and ensuring your candle-making experience is both informative and enjoyable.
  • Relaxing Atmosphere: Enjoy tea, coffee, mulled wine, and mince pies while your creation sets.
  • Festive Touches: Decorate your presentation box with gold, silver, or red leaf and personalize it further with ribbons and other embellishments.
  • Everything Included: The workshop covers all materials needed, including the fragrance, wax, vessel, and decorative elements.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Recommended for ages 16 and above.
  • Garden entry is included in the workshop fee.
  • Refreshments provided (tea, coffee, mince pies)
  • The created candle is a generous 1 x 30cl size, offering approximately 50 hours of burn time.

About Wax & Willow

Wax and Willow: Handcrafted Fragrance with a Touch of Nature

Born from a love of home fragrance, Wax and Willow is a small, independent business based in Worthing, West Sussex. Founded by Ursula, a passionate candlemaker, Wax and Willow weaves the love for beautiful scents into every hand-poured creation.

Driven by Inspiration, not Trends: Ursula’s journey began with a desire to fill her home with captivating fragrances. After learning the art of candle making from an Australian chandler, she embarked on a path of experimentation and refinement. Her dedication resulted in a unique range of candles that capture the essence of nature’s beauty throughout the seasons.

From Crisp Autumn Leaves to Spring Blooms: Wax and Willow’s candles are a delightful dance of scents, transporting you to a world of crisp autumn leaves mingling with warm spices or spring blooms bursting with sunshine. Each season inspires a new olfactory adventure.

Recognition and Exclusivity: Ursula’s talent has been recognized by House and Garden magazine, and her creations have graced the shelves of various outlets. She even crafts exclusive ranges for select companies.

Sustainable and Kind: Sustainability and well-being are paramount at Wax and Willow. Ursula prioritizes using only the finest natural ingredients, including ethically sourced soy wax and cruelty-free, vegan-friendly fragrance oils. Every component is meticulously chosen, ensuring a product that is kind to both you and the planet.

Create Your Own Olfactory Experience: Want to learn the art of candle making and create your own signature scent? Ursula offers fun and relaxing workshops where you can explore a selection of seasonal fragrances and craft a candle to enjoy at home.

Discover the Beauty of Wax and Willow: Visit Ursula’s website to learn more about her passion project and explore the captivating world of Wax and Willow fragrances.


At A Glance

Date and time

15th November
10:30am - 12:30pm


Tickets: £49.00 (Members £40.00)

Important info

Advance booking is required as spaces are limited.

Tickets include entry to the Garden and refreshments (tea, coffee, mince pies)

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