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Print & Decorate a Decoupage Box with Esther Collins


Sunday 2nd July 2023 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Print & Decorate a Decoupage Box with Esther Collins

Colour, mark and print your own range of papers and then decoupage to make a beautiful keepsake box.

Suitable for all.

Course fee £65 including materials*. Coffee, tea, biscuits will be provided free of charge this year. Cake will still be available in the café and you may wish to bring a sandwich or similar for lunch. Price includes a full day entry into the gardens and you may stay for as long as you like.

*Boxes will be available to buy for a small price from the tutor, or you can bring your own.

What to expect on the day?

We will begin the day by experimenting with different techniques for colouring, marking, and stamping onto paper, to make gorgeous backgrounds to decorate your box. Esther will provide a range of unusual vintage papers, such as sheet music or old maps and books for you to experiment with and will show you different ways of stamping and marking paper to create your own unique designs. Next, we will be cutting, tearing and sticking to decorate a small keepsake box; this could be used as a present, to store jewellery or just as a beautiful decorative object. Add to the box with further embellishments such as using gold leaf, or found objects like small buttons, fabric flowers or other decorations. Join Esther for this absorbing, relaxing day and leave with a finished box and a stash of decorated papers for use in further projects.

What to bring with you?

You will need to wear old clothes or bring an apron. Papers, printing materials and some embellishments will be provided, but you may wish to bring some of your own if you have any favourite or meaningful small pieces which would be suitable to use.  Boxes can be purchased from Esther on the day, or you can bring your own (these are easily available from a craft or hobby shop).

For further details please contact Esther via her website: or via email

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      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
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      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
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      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
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      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful