What To Buy At Burnie Brae Christmas Market

It’s that time of the year again! If you’re wondering where to go around Chermside to shop for gifts, the Burnie Brae Christmas Market is a great place to start, with over 25 stalls featuring artisan goods from local artists. Here are some ideas on what to buy at the markets.

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Scented candles

Burnie Brae Christmas Market
Photo credit: BY RBNSN/Facebook

Your loved one will remember you with every whiff, and most good quality scented candles look just as good as they smell, making them a perfect accessory to any room.

BY RBNSN will be debuting at the Christmas market, all set to launch their simple and fresh candle scents. With their classic and minimalist design, the candles here make a perfect gift regardless of the recipient’s gender. 

Handmade jewellery

Burnie Brae Christmas Market
Photo credit: Spirit Alchemy/Facebook

Handmade gifts make people feel extra special, because there’s hard work behind making the gift. Spirit Alchemy specialises in locally handmade jewellery from Brisbane, using stunning semi-precious stones ethically sourced from around the world. For the jewellery loving people in your life, choose from their jewellery and crystals, as well as orgone energy.

Personalised mugs/jars

Photo credit: A.L.K Kreations/Facebook

Glass jars are perfect for storing treats like sweets and biscuits, and you can use them as storage for pasta and rice. A.L.K Kreations has personalised glass storage jars with bamboo lids. Aside from jars, you can also find serving platters, coffee mugs, tumblers, and reusable cutlery from this stall. 

Money/Gift pouches

Burnie Brae Christmas Market
Photo credit: Lady Craftsalot On The Go Co/Facebook

Giving cash isn’t only convenient. It also allows the recipient to buy what they want or need. If you need a presentable money pouch, check out Lady Craftsalot On The Go Co, a shop specialising in handmade crafts, greeting cards, and paper gifts.

Hand-decorated wine cups and bottle

Photo credit: Lil bit of Craft by Kaz/Facebook

Check out Lil bit of Craft by Kaz and their colourful wine cups and bottles. Each piece is individually handcrafted from resin and handmade in Brisbane. They also have keyrings and festive earrings.

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Beyond shopping, you shouldn’t miss the craft workshops run by Burnie Brae art teacher Petra. Learn how to make reusable gift bags or make an alcohol ink Christmas pot that you can put on display or give as a gift to loved ones.

The full list of stall lineups will be announced on Burnie Brae’s Event’s page, so don’t forget to follow them for updates!

Mark your calendars!

WhatBurnie Brae Christmas Market
Where60 Kuran St, Chermside
WhenSaturday, 26 November 2022, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Linocut Printing: New Workshop at Burnie Brae Centre

Burnie Brae is inviting the Chermside community to ‘Linocut Printing: Introduction’ — a special workshop on linocut printmaking at their centre in Kuran Street on the 27th of April 2021. 

The event, which will cover the basics of linocut printmaking, is scheduled for Tuesday the 27th of April 2021, between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Burnie Brae Centre’s activity room. It will be hosted by a certified Burnie Brae art teacher, and all the necessary materials will be provided by the centre. 

As a GOLD event, it is suitable for seniors, who are encouraged to participate. 

Linocut, also known as lino print or linoleum art, is a printmaking process that revolves around lino: the very same material used as floor covering. Printing plates are carved into the lino using specialised blades before being inked, and a sheet of paper is placed over it. 

Photo credit: CC BY-SA/Ivo Kruusamägi/Wikimedia Commons

Once enough pressure has been applied, the ink transfers to the paper to create a linocut print. The workshop will teach attendants the basics and let them bring home both the plates they carved and the prints they made.

The Burnie Brae Centre can be found at 60 Kuran Street, Chermside, open on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To learn more about Burnie Brae, visit their website here. Follow their Facebook page for any announcements, as well as the latest updates on the event. 

With tickets limited, bookings will be mandatory. Those interested in participating in Linocut Printing: Introduction will have to make reservations. To book, visit the centre’s reception or call them at 07 3624 2110.