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Put Your Heart Into It Ethical Christmas Workshop

Be more sustainable this Christmas.

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What: Put Your Heart Into It Ethical Christmas Workshop

When: Saturday 22nd December 2018, 10AM - 2PM

Where: 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea




Put Your Heart Into It was born as a business to tackle waste-culture within the events industry, and Christmas time embodies this chaotic consumerism. 

Excessive food consumption and mass produced/short life span gift buying does not result in a more joyous time spent with family and friends. 

After many years of inspiring others to appreciate and upcycle household items and garden foraging, we would like to share our sustainable event management tips, styling and gift making ideas in one Ethical Christmas Extravaganza.

Expect ideas galore, abundance, connection, inspiration, budget saving tips, local food and wine, lots of laughter and fun.

Throughout the day you'll discover a diverse range of clever table setting ideas to make your Christmas event extra special; from concept development to sourcing props and hand-crafting the details, through to how to set up a gorgeous table for your next dinner party or gathering.

There will be a vast range of visual displays and demonstrations to inspire you, as well as some hands on creative activities. You will receive advice from professional stylists and skilled artisans. This is a great opportunity to get inspired and meet other like-minded and friendly locals.

This workshop will feature talks by Laura Issell and Jessie Alice, two women fighting waste culture and consumerism.

Discover sustainable food art tips and techniques from Laura, a food art and stylist pro with an abundance of experience up her sleeve. Including an insider’s list of local and organic food suppliers to use for your Christmas meal.

Be inspired by Jess, a food-waste activist making massive changes within the food industry.

On top of all of that, we will have an ethical Christmas market stand with handmade local ceramics, plants, gifts and books on the day for purchase for anyone looking for a few extra unique and ethical gifts for loved ones.

What you will learn:

- Learn techniques and skills to create different styled themes for your table settings using what you have at home.

- Learn how to create your very own ceramic clay gift and name tags to use this Christmas. Take home at least x10 ceramic tags that you have hand created.

- Learn unique gift wrapping ideas.

What you will get:

- Ceramic clay tags to use for gifts and name tags for your dinner parties.

- Abundant Grazing Table with local and organic produce, wine & tea.

- Insider’s knowledge and guidance on how to celebrate in style without compromising the environment or abundance.

Your teachers:

Laura Issell (Director, Put Your Heart Into It)

Laura Issell is a leader in Sustainable Event Management, Creative Direction and Space design specialising in environmental, community and social change. The founding director at Put Your Heart Into It, and a passionate sustainable living advocate. 

After establishing PYHII over four years ago, Laura has come to specialise in curating thousands of sustainable events with thought provoking installations and displays. Laura has also grown an inclusive community that encourages creativity, sharing and a authentic connection to the environment through specialised workshops and offers ethical catering as educational food art installations supporting community gardens and local growers. 

Creating essential change that addresses pertinent issues relating to climate change and waste in relation to food waste, event management and a holistic connection to our environment. Extending to society's value system, stemming from an authentic connection to local organic food.

Jessie Alice (Founder, Leftover Lovers & Project Manager, The Inconvenience Store/Lentil As Anything)

The self-titled 'nigella lawson' of leftovers. Jessie shares her passion for cuisine and the art of making left-overs the hero of any dining table, at her weekly cooking shows, or via her limited private workshops. Jessie is the Founder(?) of Leftover Lovers, Leftover Lovers is teaching people how to utilise their leftovers and educating people on how to reduce their food waste. They are creating circular food economies and, creating a future where there is food security for everyone. Penny-pinching and budget meals are off jessie's menu. and if you think it's only cold meats that are left-overs, she will have you thinking again.

The Thoughtful Kitchen (by Leftover Lovers) is all about celebrating diverse and sustainable food. Their work creates conversations about the problems with our modern connection to food and its origins, and how we can reimagine the value that wasted food holds. Through shouting out love for eating in season, and celebrating the work of local food producers, traders, and growers, the Thoughtful Kitchen shows people how they can eat more simply, deliciously, and sustainably whilst saving money and having a munching good time.

Extra info:

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 

All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free. 


Put Your Heart Into It lives at 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote - just off High Street. 

The best way to reach us is on the 86 tram, heading towards Bundoora. 

Alight at stop 34 (Bent St/High St) and continue along High Street in the same direction before turning right onto Langwells Parade. 

Number 10 is located a few buildings down on your right hand side, and our studio at number 1 is on your left once inside the front door. 

We are an 8 minute walk from Northcote Train Station, and if you are driving, there is ample parking available in the Northcote Plaza car park. We also have a bike rack inside! Doors open at 6:30pm sharp. If you happen to arrive earlier, explore one of the many great venues on our doorstep in the bustling hub of High Street. 

Press #1 + bell on the buzzer to ring the doorbell.

We look forward to meeting you!

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What you will learn
  • Learn techniques and skills to create different styled themes for your table settings using what you have at home.
  • Learn how to create your very own ceramic clay gift and name tags to use this Christmas. Take home at least x10 ceramic tags that you have hand created.
  • Learn unqiue gift wrapping ideas.
What you will get
  • Ceramic clay tags to use for gifts and name tags for your dinner parties.
  • Abundant Grazing Table with local and organic produce, wine & tea.
  • Insider’s knowledge and guidance on how to celebrate in style without compromising the environment or abundance.

What to wear

Whatever you fancy…

Appropriate for

Everyone welcome


Put Your Heart Into It

Vendor since 2015

Put Your Heart Into It is a collaborative team hosting insightful and creative events and workshops in and around Melbourne, Surf Coast and travel all over Australia to host events. Our mission is to create sustainable and eco-conscious experiences that not only inspire but aim to promote a slower lifestyle, where simplicity and community involvement are cultivated as well as nurturing a hands-on approach to getting creative.

Events and workshops are run in ever-changing and intricately styled spaces that are sure to inspire and promote creativity. Each experience offers you the chance to meet some incredible new people, graze on delicious, sustainable and locally sourced produce as well as gaining a wealth of knowledge to set you on your path to creativity.

Our team includes an array of artists and professionals that have worked within their fields of expertise for many years, so as to offer you the best knowledge possible. We love collaborating with non for profit and ethically minded businesses, community groups and schools and can customise a creative event or workshop to suit your needs.

Experiences can be as simple or complex as required and we can offer a diverse range of disciplines and creative pursuits. The Put Your Heart Into It team can create an all-round experience that will leave everyone feeling inspired. For more information on our workshops and events, as well as tailored experiences, please get in touch.

We also offer eco-conscious event planning services, customised hens parties, workshops for corporates and birthdays. As well as our popular catering service of intricately styled grazing tables of local & organic produce, wedding and event styling including floristry installations. 

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Please refer to clause (1) of our Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

This contract outlines an agreement and includes all contractional obligations on even date between Put Your Heart Into It and the You the Customer in regard to the Workshop to which this booking confirmation pertains.

(1) All bookings are Non-Refundable 

(2) All Bookings are Transferable to a second party in the event that the customer is unable to attend the workshop, such transfers must be requested 7 hours prior to the Workshop for desired transfers to be eligible.

(3) In the rare event that Put Your Heart Into It is required to cancel a Workshop the customer will receive either a full refund within 3 days of said cancellation or the opportunity to transfer said booking to another Put Your Heart Into It workshop of even value within 12 (twelve) months of said cancellation.

(4) Cancellations may be advised by Put Your Heart Into It at any time prior to the Workshop event.

(5) Put Your Heart Into It  reserves the right to use any images taken at the workshops for Social Media & Advertising, if you wish for images not to be shared Put Your Heart Into It requests same to be expressed in writing prior to Workshop event.

(6) In the Event that you do not agree with the above Terms & Conditions you may request a full refund within 48 hours of even date of receipt of this booking confirmation.

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23 December 2016 • Put Your Heart Into It Ethical Christmas Workshop

Enjoyed the class - was fun learning new things.