D.I.Y. Calendar

Drinks X Design

From DC3, the host of Drinks x Design:

Drinks x Design: Branding
Thursday, March 8th | 5:30PM - 8:00 PM

The Loft at 1420
1420 Washington Blvd. 6th floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Drinks x Design returns with focus on Branding! Tap into our city's remarkable cache of talent, while viewing projects from members of our design network. Additionally, be the first to hear a special announcement from DC3 at 6:30 PM.

Featured designers include:
Trichromatic Studio
Design Source Media
Who's That
Blended Collective
Langdon Media Group
Three Lyons Creative
Swiss Croon
RL Concetti

Live artists demonstrations by
​Joye Ofei and Fatima Sow, plus music and cash bar.

Music by DJ Thornstryker

Self-parking is available Washington Blvd. Closest parking structure is located at 1426 Times Square, Detroit, MI 48226.

Enter through the first floor of the Julian C Madison building, the Loft at 1420 is located on the 6th floor.


Produced by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), Drinks x Design is held in a new location on the second Thursday of every month and offers an opportunity for creative businesses throughout the city to open their doors and share their work with the public. Attendees come to meet new people, make connections, promote their creative endeavors and learn about other projects in their community. Event information will be released one month before each event. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated.

Terrarium Planting Class

From POST:

Join us at POST for a terrarium planting class and discussion with LeadHead Glass.

Sunday March 4th from 2 to 4pm

Hosted by Chad and Derek from LeadHead Glass. Their beautiful terrariums are handcrafted right here at POST! They use reclaimed glass, classic technique, and modern design to create each inspired piece. Their terrariums are modeled after 19th century Wardian Cases, with an updated design.

We will enjoy some sips and snacks while discussing the history of the Terrarium and Wardian Case. There will be a demonstration of their terrarium construction and a studio tour. You will then get your hands dirty planting a terrarium of your own as we talk about the care and maintenance of your miniature garden.

The class includes:

-One LHG Cape Cod Terrarium *

-Planting Supplies (drainage pebbles, soil, activated charcoal)
-Two plants **
-Decorative Items (Moss, Bark, Stones, etc.)

Mimosas and refreshments will be provided.

Paper Anemones + Moss Wreath Making Workshop

Ready for spring?? Let's harness the spirit of spring while we sip on mimosas and play with paper flowers!

Hosted by Meaghan, from Birch Affair

Saturday March 3rd from 1 to 3pm

Create a whimsical moss wreath adorned with ethereal crepe paper anemones and dried natural elements. Learn how to create crepe paper anemones using fine Italian crepe paper and bring a simple wreath to life. In this class, you will learn techniques with crepe paper, how to make a flower center using repurposed items, and have your choice of various dried natural elements to create a botanical piece that will last throughout the years.

You will go home with your own wreath as well as templates and written instructions for future paper making projects.

-No experience necessary
-Ages 14 and up (we have plans for a kids class coming soon!)
-All materials are provided
-Refreshments will be served.
-And POST will be open for a bit of shopping before and after the workshop.
-Space is limited to 10 people so please register soon!

Hand Lettering Class

From POST:

Learn how to do beautiful hand lettering and create a dozen handmade cards to send to friends!

Hosted by Rachael Barlock, from Hazel + Dolly

Saturday February 24th from 1 to 3pm

Sip on mimosas and have fun while Rachael guides you through the ins and outs of creative hand lettering. You'll learn a bit about modern calligraphy and take home a pack of cards and envelopes and a dual tip brush pen to keep practicing your new skills.

No experience necessary
All materials are provided - we'll have plenty of paper stock for practice!
Includes a pack of 12 cards and envelopes
A dual tip brush pen
Refreshments will be served!
And POST will be open for a bit of shopping before and after the workshop.

Craft Supply Swap

R & B Used Books, Grand Blanc, MI
From the Facebook event page, hosted by Flint Handmade:

We're hosting THREE Craft Supply Swaps at R&B Used Books in Grand Blanc in 2018! The events will be held on the following Saturdays from 11am-1pm: February 24, June 2 and October 27.

How the Craft Supply Swaps Work:

Throughout the year, gather up clean craft supplies in good condition that you no longer use or want. Hold on to these supplies until the Swap.

On the day of the Swap, Swappers are encouraged to make a donation of $3-$5 to Flint Handmade in support of our mission to provide opportunities for creative expression and artisitic entrepreneurship. Donations of $10 include a limited edition Flint Handmade tote bag!

We have tables with labeled bins for every craft supply category (e.g. yarn, fabric, patterns, etc.). If you bring supplies to Swap, Flint Handmade volunteers will sort your items onto the appropriate tables.

You may then take as much or as little as you like whether you brought supplies to swap or not. Remember to bring your own tote bags.

When the Swap ends, our volunteers will pack up any remaining supplies and donate them to local charities. If you know of any charities, community groups, etc. that are in need of craft supplies please have someone come to the swap in the last 30 minutes of the event and they will be welcome to take any remaining swap items.

If you would like to volunteer at the Swap, please keep an eye out for our calls for volunteers in our community Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/644063315716512/

Supplies may include, but are not limited to fabric, thread, ribbon, sewing notions, buttons, patterns, crafting books, scrapbook supplies, adhesives, painting supplies, embroidery hoops & floss, yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, beads and beading supplies.

DIYpsi Holiday Market

Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
8th Annual
DIYpsi Holiday Market

Saturday 12/9 : 11-7
Sunday 12/10: 12-6

Riverside Arts Center
76 N Huron St.
Downtown Ypsilanti

+ 90 Vendors Reppin the Best in Handmade
+ Handcrafted Food + Drink by:
- MaLou's
- Cultivate Coffee + Taphouse
- Go! Ice Cream
- Hyperion Coffee Co.
+ Make and Take Room
+ Installations, Performers, Film Screenings and More!

Full Vendor Lineup:

Parking Info:
and click on the parking map link

Dally in the Alley

Cass Corridor, Detroit, MI
From Dally in the Alley:

Dally In The Alley is one of Detroit's longest-running events. Organized by volunteers and the North Cass Community Union- All without aid of corporate sponsorship- this festival is set in the unique and historic alleys and streets of the north Cass Corridor. A neighborhood celebration of local musicians, artists, restaurants, vendors and people of all sorts. Dally is open and welcoming to ALL people, regardless of, well, anything. Dally features LOCAL music, art, organizations and vendors. We depend on the community's support, so please BUY A BEER/ BEVERAGE from US, buy a Dally t-shirt and/or poster, support our vendors and respect each other!
Here are a few suggestions for enjoying Dally:
1. We are family-friendly, especially earlier. Bring your kids to the Kid's Fair area.
2. Come with an open mind. Dally celebrates the rich diversity of humanity and you should too!
3. We celebrate local musicians, so if you like someone let them know!
4. We support local visual artists, so take plenty of pictures of their stuff!
5. Buy beer from us!
6. Love one another.

Mo Pop Festival

Riverfront Park, Detroit, MI
Handmade Detroit is presenting the Craft Bazaar inside the Mo Pop Festival! We've curated 20 of our favorite local makers and crafters inside one giant tent at this awesome 2 day long concert.

For a full lineup of the bands, crafters and activities at Mo Pop, visit the Mo Pop website!

DIY Street Fair

The 10th annual DIY STREET FAIR is a favorite festival of Handmade Detroit, featuring craft beer & cocktails, Metro Detroit's best music and lots of local artists, crafters and makers. You won't want to miss this fair!

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
Find unique local gifts. Enjoy a unique local tradition. Visit the 12th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair! Michigan's largest and longest-running indie craft fair is returning to the world's largest Masonic Temple. With more than 100 juried vendors, selling everything from jewelry and clothing to bath products and home decor, it's the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind handmade treasures. And with music, food, and a historic setting, it's a festive weekend to share with friends.

Friday, December 1: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 2: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, December 3: 11 am - 6 pm
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple Street, Detroit
Admission: $1 (Children 12 and under admitted free)