Get a Holiday Head Start with the Headley-Whitney!

This week, we’ve been preparing for our new workshop series, Holiday Head Start.  With fall in the air, it’s never too early to start preparing for the holidays, and we designed a workshop series to get participants ready for the gift-giving season by creating fun, thoughtful gifts to give to friends and family (and to indulge in for themselves!)

The lawn in front of the Headley-Whitney’s Jewel Room and Library were frosty this week!

We kick off the series October 13 with Jeweled Soaps.  Although we decided upon “jeweled” soaps because of our founder’s passion for jewelry design, Jeweled Soaps is actually an introduction to the art of soapmaking.  Using glycerin, we will create beautiful layered soap that will then be cut into gemstone shapes—perfect for adding a bit of sparkle to any holiday, and leaving people wondering just how you made them!  (Don’t worry though: they’re both beautiful and deceptively easy!)

On October 20, we will be recreating favorite spa treat with Bath and Body Creations.  We will be making fun, fizzy bath bombs to soften bath water for a soothing treat during the chilly Kentucky winters.  Additionally, we will be making sugar scrubs to keep you polished to perfection during the holiday season!

Holiday Head Start will finish up on October 27 with Homemade Easy, a workshop designed to teach participants how to share the warmth of the season with friends and family through one of its most decadent treats: baked goods!  We will be creating beautiful layered baking mixes to give to friends and family so they can share in favorite family recipes and enjoy fresh-baked treats and decadent holiday beverages with friends.

In addition to creating these fun gifts, we will also be creating fun packaging to impress your friends and family—you’ll be thrilled to say you did it yourself!

Holiday Head Start Workshops are $30 per workshop or $75 for the series.  Jeweled Soaps is Saturday, October 13; Bath and Body Creations is October 20; Homemade Easy is October 27.  All workshops run from approximately 9:00am-11:30am.  Preregistration is required.  Please call 859-255-6653 for more information and to register. 

About Headley Whitney Museum

We are a decorative arts museum located in the heart of the Bluegrass. Opened in 1968 by George Headley III, a noted jewelry designer from the mid-twentieth century. Our permanent collection includes the Marylou Whitney Estate dollhouses, Library, Jewel Room and galleries for temporary exhibitions.
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