D.I.Y. Calendar


Rust Belt Market, Ferndale, MI
From our friends at RockSugar:

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 — #RockSugar, a FREE #wedding show featuring artists and makers, will be at the The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Local indie wedding vendors and crafters will be on hand to book appointments, show work samples and give couples countless ideas and endless inspiration for their upcoming weddings. The first 50 brides/grooms will get a tote bag full of goodies from the vendors! There will also be door prizes from our sponsors: Paper Source Birmingham and Glass Action! Follow our event for more info as the date fast approaches!

Paper Source Birmingham
Glass Action

A Fox Wedding
Amalia Bakery
Birch Affair
The Blu Kitchen
Christie K Stylist
The Colagrossis
Color wheel
Curtsy & Bow Events
Dark Oak Bindery
Dave Lawson
EP & J Candle Co.
The Brick House Canning Co.
Ever Ours
Good Music Gentlemen
Green Daffodil
Jen Vosler - Fine Art & Lettering
Sarah Babian
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles
Letters To Sarah Metalsmithing
Modernly Events
Moving Beauty
Party Typewriter
Revel Bar
Sean Cook Wedding Photography
Studio Terrain
Spun Sugar Detroit
The Whisk & Crumb

Downriver Indie Craft Fair

Downriver Council for the Arts, Wyandotte, MI
Hosted by our friends at the Downriver Council for the Arts!

From the Facebook Event Page:


Friday. March 17, 2017 from 6-9pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11am-6pm

Over 50 independent crafters, artists and DIY'ers will be showcasing their wares all over our beautiful 100+ year old historic building. Items range from original artwork to vintage and handmade clothing and jewelry to Michigan-themed art and photography. Downriver's FIRST indie craft fair of its kind, now in its fourth year, will also boast products made from recycled wood and metal, handmade soaps, fine art, ceramics and sweet treats. Score some unique finds and treat your taste buds, while supporting the arts.

Special Wyandotte 3rd Friday incentives on the 17th including free trolley rides. Get here early and receive a free gift bag!

$2 public admission at the door, proceeds help send a child to summer art camp at the Downriver Council for the Arts.

Vendor deadline was Feb. 3.

Workshop: Bookbinding

Hosted by our friends at Handmade Toledo! From the Facebook Event Page:

Do you draw? Write poems? Keep lists? Make notes? If your favorite medium for these actions is paper, this workshop is for you.

Learn to make a casebound book by sewing groups of paper (signatures) together and attaching them to a hard cover. We will follow step by step procedures to make unique books and discuss DIY techniques and budget friendly alternatives.

You are encouraged to bring your own decorative paper and/or bookcloth, though some will be on hand for your use. All other materials are provided.

This workshop is for teens and adults of any bookbinding experience level, though younger ones may participate if they have some hand sewing experience and are accompanied by an adult.


Register here!


Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
Saturday, December 10: 11-7
Sunday, December 11: 12-6

+ Over 90 makers selling the best in handmade
+ Free DIYpsi swag for the first 50 shoppers each day
+ Eats by The Wurst Bar
+ A curated selection of Michigan craft beer by Cultivate Coffee & TapHouse
+ Locally Roasted Coffee by Hyperion Coffee Company
+ Sweet treats by Go Ice Cream
+ Children's Activities by Fly Children's Art Center
+ Winter Art Tour 2016 passport stop

more info (including parking) at:

check out this year's vendors at:

This year DIYpsi's Holiday Market will be a part of the Winter Art Tour 2016! Using a passport, The Winter Art Tour will take visitors to nine art shows across Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti for the weekend of Dec. 10 + 11. Visitors who get passport stamps at four or more of the participating shows will be entered to win one of 15 locally handcrafted prizes valued at over $50 a piece! http://www.winterarttour.org/

Merry Market

The Detroit Mercantile Co., Detroit, MI
From the Facebook event page:

The Metro Times & Detroit Mercantile Company Merry Market is a fun and festive event that brings local and regional vendors together in the unique atmosphere of The Detroit Mercantile Co — giving Detroiters, and metro-Detroiters, the opportunity to support local business while shopping for high-quality goods.

Started in 2012, The Merry Market is a natural holiday extension of the mission of The Detroit Mercantile Co. — to support small, local business, and provide customers with a unique selection of high quality items.

This year the Merry Market will be open to the public on Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th.

Admission is FREE and well-behaved dogs are welcome.


Jam Handy, Detroit, MI
From our friends at VLNTNSDY MRKT:

This Valentine’s Day, want to show your undying love and affection to those you care about without taking part in all the corporate hubbub? Well, pot & box’s fifth annual Valentine’s Day market, or as we like to call it VLNTNSDY MRKT, is perfect for you. Makers from all over southeast Michigan will gather on Friday, February 10th from 6-10pm and Saturday, February 11th from 10am-6pm to show off their stuff at Detroit's Jam Handy building (2900 West Grand Blvd). Interested in vending? Register by Friday, February 3rd on our website (www.vlntnsdymrkt.com), and you’re in! Okay, great. See you there!


Rust Belt Market, Ferndale, MI
From the Facebook event page:

SUNDAY, MAY 8, RockSugar, an indie wedding event, will be at the Rust Belt Marketplace in Ferndale from 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Local indie wedding vendors will be on hand to book appointments, show work samples and give couples countless ideas and endless inspiration for their upcoming weddings.
More info to come!

Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The Rust Belt Market - 22801 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220

Admission is FREE! Please RSVP at https://rocksugarmay2016.eventbrite.com/

Kalamazoo Kitty Marketplace

Kalamazoo Speedway, Kalamazoo, MI
From the Facebook Event page:

We are hosting Kalamazoo's first Vintage Style Marketplace with vignettes filled with your favorite treasures. Put this on your calendars now!
May 1st 2016
10am -3pm
$5.00 admission CASH only for admission with free parking
We are expecting approx 100-150 vendors at this event as well as this areas yummiest food trucks.
If you are interested in vendor or food truck info please email us @
We are looking for vintage Pickers and Makers, upcyclers, repurposed, industrial chic, farmhouse fancy, cottage style, boho beautiful; pretty much what you find when you shop in either KalamazooKitty store.
Have a vintage camper with your wares? We want to see you in our camper village!

DIY Street Fair

The 9th annual DIY STREET FAIR is a favorite festival of Handmade Detroit, featuring craft beer and cocktails, the Metro Detroit's best music and lots of local artists. 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 11th 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 2: 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, December 3: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, December 4: 11 am - 6 pm
Masonic Temple: 500 Temple Street, Detroit
Admission: $1 (Children 12 and under admitted free)