Find It: DIY Kits and Classes

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Take a letterpress class! This ahhh-dorable design is from Oh Happy Day’s class in San Francisco.

Being the nomad that I am (I lived in Ann Arbor for 4 years, Italy for three months, NYC for three months, Boston for two years, and San Francisco for a year now) I’ve learned two things:

  1. Getting a DIY kit by snail mail is a great way to keep crafting even when you’re between reliable craft shops. It’s also a great way to get some new ideas!
  2. There are some amazing bloggers out there who host some truly amazing DIY classes. These classes tend to be GORGEOUS aesthetically and an added bonus? they often give treats and goodies!

DIY Kit Sources:

  • Wander and Hunt
    • Group Kits (3+): Yes
    • Craft type: High Fashion
    • Monthly Subscriptions: No
  • Brit + Co (5/11 – site undergoing a makeover. Stop in at their brick and mortar in San Francisco)
    • Group Kits (3+): No
    • Craft type: Home, Fashion
    • Monthly Subscriptions: No
  • For the Makers
    • Group Kits (3+): No
    • Craft type: Home, Fashion, Bath
    • Monthly Subscriptions: Yes
  • Whimsey Box
    • Group Kits (3+): Yes
    • Craft type: Home, Fashion, Bath
    • Monthly Subscriptions: Yes
  • Darby Smart
    • Group Kits (3+): Yes
    • Craft type: Home, Fashion
    • Monthly Subscriptions: Yes
  • Williams Sonoma (Yep! It’s true!)
    • Group Kits (3+): No
    • Craft type: Food, Gardening
    • Monthly Subscriptions: No

Now once you’ve got your kits, it’s time to find the classes! Now my finds tend to be skewed towards the cities I’ve lived in but first here are a few places you can pretty reliably find some how-to classes:

  • Jo-Ann Fabrics
  • Michaels
  • Local Craft Fairs
  • Craftsy.com

 

Bloggers host some awesome classes too! Here are some in the California area:

San Francisco:

LA:

 

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