Events to Make Your Own Holiday Crafts Offered at KBS

Get creative with your decorating this holiday season with two craft events hosted by the KBS Conference Center and Manor House!

On December 3, learn how you can extend your garden season by filling your outdoor planter boxes with fresh cut greens and seasonal items at our Winter Planter Box class. Accent your pots and window boxes while filling a container suitable for outdoor use with freshly cut local greens, bright stems, berries, and other finds.

The planter box class will be will be taught by experienced designer and owner of Gull Lake Landscape Company, Sherri Snyder.

Or join us on December 6 for our first ever Holiday Canvas Paint Party. Local artists will guide you step by step as you create a fantastic holiday canvas to take home. Cash bar and munchies will be available.

The cost for each event is $45/participant (or $40 for current KBS members), which includes all supplies, although bringing your own shears or sharp pruners and garden gloves is recommended for the planter box class. Advance registration is required. 

All events will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. in the KBS Carriage House Classroom, located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners. To learn more, visit, call 269-671-2400 or email

“These events are wonderful opportunities to enjoy an evening with a friend during the busy holiday season, and leave with something to decorate your home, or give as a gift”, said Nicole Kokx, KBS Event Coordinator. “A third event, a wreath making class, has already sold out, and we expect these will as well. Register today to hold your spot”. 

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