D.I.Y. Calendar

Spring Craft Market

From our friends at Flint Handmade:


Shop for unique, modern handmade goods from
over 40 local crafters and artisans!

Sip coffee from Hot Cups/Wanna Spoon,
grab lunch from the lovely Temple Dining Room
and enjoy spa services from Balance and Beauty Collective.

Join an all ages coloring party while the kids
make crafts with Flint Institute of Music,
Totem Books and Genesee County 4-H.

The first 25 shoppers receive a free goodie bag!

Admission is $1. Kids 12 and under are free!

Click HERE for more info and Facebook Event!

Angelic Soaps and Gifts
Bardon Cottage
Charlie & Will Shop
Chicaloo Kate
Cinda’s Rockin Creations
Dear Ollie
Dry Toast Studio
Elle Jae Essentials LLC
Faux Show Art
Flint Candle Company
Free Range Crafty
Kari Wolf Designs
Karl Delagrange Art Studio
L S Handmade Bags
Lounies Soap Co.
Luna Rosa Boutique
Lydia’s Vintage
Made With Luv Bowtique
Madge and Gert
Midnight Creations, LLC
Neil Sutton’s Custom Iron Works
Olive and Indio
Opulent Artisan Crafts
Pipperillo Studios
Polished Findings
Pottery By The Piece
Stardust Studios
Steel Steam & String Studio
Subversive Image
Sweet Woodruff
The Bored Fridge
The Roots of Design
Tillie Tied One On, Aprons & Accessories

Screen Printing Cards

From our friends at POST:

Hosted by Clare Fox, from POST + Melissa Dettloff, from Ocelot Print Shop.

Sunday April 22nd from 1 to 4pm

Learn about screen printing and make some fun Detroit-theme greeting cards in a festive atmosphere!

Share some fun, creative times with your friends and community!

During this 3 hour workshop, Clare and Melissa will walk you through the process of screen printing multiple colors and multiple layers onto paper. You will move around the studio from one station to the next, creating unique designs in a wide array of colorful inks. Layers of patterns, fun graphics, and Detroit greetings will be prepared in advance. All you need to do is show up, get creative and have fun!

You will leave with 12 Cards & Envelopes, ready to send. Additional cards will be available for purchase if you are very ambitious or have a super long mailing list.

No experience necessary.
This class is open to ages 12+
All materials are provided.
Refreshments will be served.

What to bring:

Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit dirty. Screen printing ink will stain your clothing!

Please note:

Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly!

All workshops are held at POST - 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215

On-street parking is free and plentiful

Naturalista Skincare from Scratch

From the workshop page:

Hosted by POST + Monique, from Alchemy Slow Living

Saturday April 21st from 1 to 3pm

Creating fresh, natural, synthetic-free, earth-conscious skincare at home is pretty easy! It’s satisfying. It feels good and smells good - plus it’s effective. Ready to give your skin a boost? Meet Monique and learn about the magic of Alchemy. In this workshop, we will discuss why it’s effective, and what’s best for YOUR skin plus learn how to make balms and masks safely at home. With access to plant essences, and additives, Monique will guide you through customizing your own balm and a clay-based mask for use at home.

Henna may be the most recognizable thing that Alchemy does, but before henna, there was skincare - let Monique share 25+ years of collected knowledge to empower you to create simple, customizable recipes for happy skin all year round.

Everyone will make and take home a balm and a mask, plus a zine with resources and recipes for future exploration!

No experience necessary
This class is open to ages 18+
All materials are provided
Refreshments will be served!

Please note:

Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly!

All workshops are held at POST - 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215

On-street parking is free and plentiful

Indigo Dying Workshop

From the workshop page:

Hosted by POST + Color Wheel Collective

Saturday April 14th from 2 to 3pm

Mimosas and silk scarves make for a perfect Saturday afternoon!

Learn the basics of Indigo dyeing and the Japanese art of Shibori. During this afternoon workshop we will fold, tie, and use resist methods to create unique designs on silk scarves. Each scarf will be hand-dyed in a beautiful blue vat of natural indigo. Color Wheel Collective has grown, harvested, and processed their own indigo to create dye for this event.

Everyone will leave this make + take workshop with a silk scarf of their own creation!

Color Wheel is an organization that connects community and environment by exploring the history, science, and art of natural color making. Color Wheel is based in South-East Michigan, and is currently hosting a garden at Cranbrook House and Gardens. They will soon be hosting a dye garden here right at POST.

No experience necessary
This class is open to ages 14+
All materials are provided
Includes 1 silk scarf, dye bath, shibori tools and instruction
Refreshments will be served!

Please note:

Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly!

All workshops are held at POST - 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215

On-street parking is free and plentiful

Group Activities Sale

From our friends at Arts & Scraps:

Whether you are a teacher, scout leader, non-profit worker, day care professional or parent, you need activates to do with the students in your life and work! Arts & Scraps will be combining our supplies and ideas to bring you a sale full of both. Come get even greater prices on our overstocked-items along with 3 ideas of how to use them in innovative and fun ways! We’ll have at least one idea that’s STEM related for each item. Come get everything you need to keep kids busy all year long.

Craft Supply Swap

Flint Handmade hosts Craft Supply Swaps at The Lunch Studio in beautiful Downtown Flint THREE TIMES A YEAR on the first Saturday of January, April, and October from 10-1pm!

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 Swap day.

On the day of the Swap, Swappers are encouraged to make a donation of $3-$5 to support Flint Handmade. Donations of $10 include a 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.

The Lunch Studio will be serving up delicious soups and sandwiches, so be sure come hungry! After you get lunch, you can Swap some more!

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 a representative from the group come to the swap by 12:30pm and they will be welcome to take the remaining swap items.

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!