This Holiday Season Hester’s favorite gift vendors will be giving DIY workshops to the public, in a beautiful workshop space designed by the folks at WRK Design. Tap into your creative side while saving some money and make someone special a gift that is one of a kind.
Saturday, Dec. 1st, 12pm
NYC crafter Krystal & Marwa shows how to make festive and eco-friendly ornaments from recycled and materials (old photographs, confetti, glitter, recycled paper) you can find at home! **$3-$5 material costs
Saturday, Dec. 1st, 5pm
& Saturday, Dec. 8, 12pm
By Workshop Essayer
Learn how to make Tsumami Kanzashi Flowers, which can be used to accessorize from head to toe. These beautiful creations can be used in headbands, in chokers, in bracelets, as a brooch and as shoe clips. **$3-$5 material costs
Sunday, December 2, 5pm
Print your own holiday cards the old fashioned way this season with a letterpress tutorial by US Business Card Company. Hand-printed on the spot, there’s no better way to say Happy Holidays! **from $2 material costs
Sunday, December 9, 12pm & 5pm
Get urban rustic now! Interior Stylist and DIY-er Hannah Kate Flora shows you how to create simple, rustic frames from inexpensive scrap wood, plexi glass and a little paint. **free
Saturday, December 15, 12pm
Learn how to wrap traditional Japanese tenugui cloth towels as eco-friendly, beautiful reusable gift wrapping. In Japan this versatile fabric has been used in interior design and fashion for hundreds of years. **$5+ material cost depending of fabric used
Sunday, Dec. 15, 5pm
Join Designer Astrid Brucker in creating hand-sewn hair pins from creatively salvaged fabrics and leftover materials. Astrid Brucker designs her clothing line Astridland and fashions hair pins, fingerless gloves and handbags from recycled materials. **$2 material cos
Handmade out of recycled materials this DIY project is fun and super easy to make and you can utilize all your favorite leftover materials.
Saturday, December 16, 12pm & 5pm
Terrariums are the perfect urban garden: compact, whimsical and easy to maintain indoors. Whether It’s a centerpiece for the holidays an everyday adornment, the terrarium is beautiful, easy to maintain and create urban sanctuary. Vashali Maria Aggarwal explains the origins of these miniature greenhouses and then create your own! $35-60 material costs (take home a beautiful terrarium!)
Saturday, December 22, 12pm
In this truly interactive class, get your elbows dirty and make fresh, hand-cut pasta! Fresh pasta maker, bakery, and seafood purveyor Pockets Full Of Dough (http://pocketsfullofdough.com/) spills their secrets and techniques on how to create and cook the best "al dente" pasta you've ever had. **$20 material (take home 1 dozen ravioli)
Sunday, December 23, 12pm
Survive Everything From A Hurricane To A Zombie-pocalypse With A Go-Bag, with Aaron Raskin: Sandy leave you panicky and unprepared? Go-Bag creator Aaron Raskin (http://getsetgobag.com/index.html) show you how to create a “disaster survival bag” with readily accessible materials that will carry you through a temporary outage - blackouts, fires, small earthquakes or other disruptions to the daily routine. **free
Sunday, December 23, 5pm
A beginner's kite making class taught by Lee from the Kite Collective (www.kitecollective.org). They will be making 5-point star kites that can be both flown and used as holiday ornaments.
**Suggested donation for materials is $5.