Why not book onto a virtual wreath making class and make your own Christmas wreath this year?
With the news that people are preparing for Christmas a little earlier than usual, it seems we're all looking for a little festive cheer.
Trees, baubles and booze are flying off the virtual shelves and it's a good chance to make the most of the one thing we all have a little more of this year; time.
2020 may be the year that dried flowers had their moment in the spotlight, but at Christmas it's all about fresh and fragrant foliage.
If you're usual M.O is a frenzied rush of retail madness despite good intentions, check out these virtual classes from two of the capital's favourite florists and flex your green fingers with some creative wreath making this year.
BOTANICAL BOYS X WARDIAN
It's a fun and festive way to stay digitally connected with friends and family this Christmas season and make a gorgeous decoration to take pride of place on your front door.
Taking place on Tuesday 01 December and Tuesday 15 December at 6:30pm, both workshops are for up to 30 guests via Zoom.
The wreath making workshops are £87 per person, (including UK postage) and the kits will be sent out in advance.
Each kit will include seasonal mosses, delicate English-grown dried fruit, 30m wired wreath base, a reel of wire, pine cuttings and stud wired (kits need to be bought a minimum of 5 days before the class date to allow for courier delivery).
There's also a chance of winning A Wardian London Wreath Making workshop for 2. Follow @botanicalboys and look out for the ‘swipe up’ story on Thursday 19 November to enter.
On Friday 27 November, the winner will be announced, and they will receive a complimentary kit and tickets for two for the 15 December workshop.
Want a guaranteed place? Book here.
LAVENDER GREEN FLOWERS
Based in South Kensington and Windsor - and with a reputation as one of the capital's finest florists - Lavender Green Flowers are best known for the beautiful floral arrangements at Pippa Middleton and Sophie Wessex's weddings.
It's not just top notch nuptials they do well, each Christmas the florists host wreath making masterclasses in their South Kensington store.
This year, due to Lockdown 2.0, Lavender Green Flowers' leading florist, India Burill will be hosting virtual classes, so we can learn wreath making in the comfort of our homes.
The classes are from £75-£95 and you will be sent your kit in advance with a zoom login.
Six different classes take place across 28 and 30 November, 10 and 12 December - at 1.30pm, 6pm and 7.30pm.
Choose from three themes: Traditional, Winter Wonderland or Botanical.
The Traditional Wreath Kit will consist of a fresh mossed Blue Pine and Scotch Pine base with a selection of hand-picked ingredients to decorate such as Pinecones, Orange Slices, Clove Studded Clementine’s and Cinnamon Sticks with a generous length of luxe ribbon and wire to mount.
The Winter Wonderland is organic in design using a mix of fresh foliage such Eucalyptus, Grevillea and Scotch Pine with accents of Waxflower, dried Lavender, Lichen Twig, and grouped Pinecones to decorate, with a generous length of luxe ribbon and ample wire to mount.
The Botanical wreath kit contains an array of dried and fresh elements, all hand chosen. Consisting of an ever green mossed pine wreath, berried eucalyptus, delicate Waxflower and layered with bundles of dried limes, lime slices, pine cones and an abundance of moss covered twigs with a generous length of luxe ribbon and wire to mount.
The overall look and feel of your finished wreath will be a real a whimsical masterpiece.
So book your class, order your kit, then get ready to don your Christmas jumper, simmer the gluwin and get creative with some festive wreath making.
Not convinced? See our round up of the best wreaths to buy