December 2019 DIY Class Calendar

This month’s make-and-take classes across the Twin Cities metro.

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Gifting unique items like a handmade holiday tray or custom glass ornament can carry more weight in the hearts of your loved ones than you’d ever expect. Make both (and more!) and at one of these 45-plus DIY classes in the Twin Cities and surrounding metro.

Carver Junk Co.

Google describes Carver Junk Co. as a “cozy shop for restored vintage furniture, housewares and accessories with a rustic-chic aesthetic.” True, but they left out the kicker: They offer some can’t-miss, one-of-a-kind DIY classes, too.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 3 – Reclaimed Wood Mason Jar Light, 6-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 8 – Mini Holiday Wreath 1-3 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13 ­– Letter to Santa Ornament, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15– Milk and Cookies Tray Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Saturday, Dec. 21– Milk and Cookies Tray Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon

For additional info and locations, visit carverjunkcompany.com.

Create Space

Create Space in White Bear Lake has classes for all ages and levels, hosts private events, public classes, drop-in hours, and even gives back to the local community by donating 10 percent of its revenue.

  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 12, 19 – Open Hours, 3-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 – Open Hours, noon to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 6 – Wood Sign Class, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 ­– Open Hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7 – Paint and Sip Ceramics Workshop, 6-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10 – DIY Seasonal Wreath and Planter Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13 – DIY Seasonal Wreath and Planter Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15 – Visiting Artist Painting Class, 2-4 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 20 – Wood Sign Class, 6 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit yourcreatespace.com.

LAB MPLS

LAB MPLS collaborates with local artists who come into their Minneapolis studio to teach “labs”—offering a wide variety of creative explorations from cocktails, calligraphy, watercolor, florals, and more.

  • Thursday, Dec. 5 – Brush Calligraphy Lab, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 7-8; 14-15; 21-22 – DIY Gift Wrap Station, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 8 – Wooden Bead Garland, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15 – Customized DIY Glass Ornament, noon to 3 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit labmpls.com.

Projects in Person

Projects in Person, better known as PIP, offers wood-based home décor projects that range from headboards to cutting boards and everything in between. They bring the tools; you bring the creativity.

  • Tuesday & Thursday, Dec. 3 & 5 – Dining Table, 7-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Clock, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 11 & 12 ­– Build Bar, 5-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13 – Cutting Boards, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 – Gift Making Day (Mini Cutting Boards and Build Bar), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 16 – Build Bar @ The Vine Room, 6 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit projectsinperson.com.

Sawdust Savvy

Sawdust Savvy, located in Stillwater, offers plenty of “Pick Your Project” workshops where participants can complete 22 different projects—including wood signs, decorative boxes, serving/decorative trays, photo ledges, blanket ladders, shelves, and even a custom farmhouse table for your kitchen or dining room.

  • Thursday, Dec. 5 – DIY Workshop @ Gopher Hills Golf Course, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13 ­– Sign & Tray Workshop, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 – Aprons & Apps, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 – Sign & Tray Workshop, noon to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 28 – Sign & Tray Workshop, 2-5 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit sawdustsavvy.com.

Socially Handcrafted

Socially Handcrafted, located in Burnsville, has a personality. I mean, its motto is “…because crafting is cheaper than therapy.” Not only does the studio have a sense of humor, but it’s also Minnesota’s only “speakeasy” DIY studio—sure to provide a new, exciting, and promising experience.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4 – DIY Blanket Workshop, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 5 – Christmas Craft Night @ Appleberry’s Attic, 5-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 5 ­– DIY Snowflakes with Anne Cops, 6-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 6 – Double-Sided Porch Signs, 6-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 7 – Paint Pouring Class, 9-11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 – Blankets & Brews @ Angry Inch Brewing, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 – Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 13 ­– Paint Pouring Class, 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 – Paint Pouring Class, 5-7 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15 – Blankets & Brews @ Badger Hill Brewing, 2-5 p.m.

For additional info and locations, visit sociallyhandcrafted.com.

 

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