Spring arrives this month, and changing seasons means swapping out your winter home decor with bright, colorful pieces. Add new touches to your house with your own handmade items. Find 10 DIY workshops below happening across the region.
Date Night Pottery Wheel
Saturday March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7 p.m.
You and your partner can enjoy an adults-only date night at the pottery wheel, where you’ll make a ceramic cup or bowl together. Then, in two weeks, you can return to Jimmy Potters Studio to paint it for the full handmade pottery experience. // Jimmy Potters Studio: 11215 Lee Highway, Suite N, Fairfax; $145
Block Printing with Sue Henry of Tulusa
Thursday, March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Local Del Ray artisan and owner of textiles brand Tulusa, Sue Henry, will teach workshop participants how to design and carve woodblocks and then use it to print a tea towel with their unique designs. // Boxwood: 128 S. Royal St., Alexandria; $75
Mosaic Coaster Making and Sip Party
Friday, March 20, 7-9 p.m.
Upgrade your home’s coasters with handmade ones made out of mosaic tiles. You can also make wall art or trivets at this workshop at Tucked Away Brewing Company, led by master crafter Crystal Payton. // Tucked Away Brewing Company: 8420 Kao Circle, Manssas; $40
Spring Floral Arrangement Workshop
Saturday, March 21, 4-6 p.m.
Bring spring’s blooms into your home with Merrifield Plant Specialist and Designer Louis Rathcford, who will lead this floral arrangement class alongside Whitney Sproul, also a designer at Merrifield. Participants will use garden-sourced flowers and greenery to create an arrangement in a decorative container. // Merrifield Garden Center: 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax; $75
Pints and Paint: Birdhouse Painting at Sinistral Brewing Company
Sunday, March 22, 2-4 p.m.
Let the creative juices flow and create a birdhouse for your yard. Welcome the season’s birds back with colorful and creative houses of all sizes. It is first come, first serve on which birdhouse you get to paint. // Sinistral Brewing Company: 9419 Main St., Manassas; $35
Drafts and Crafts: Hello Spring
Wednesday, March 25, 7-9 p.m.
Learn how to paint and stitch a decorative screen for spring. Hang it on your door, on a wall in your office or wherever else you see fit. Each ticket holder will create one screen and all materials are provided. // Mustang Sally Brewing Company: 14140 Parke Long Court, Suite A-C, Chantilly; $35
Custom Candle Making and Sip Party
Thursday, March 26, 7-9 p.m.
No home can have too many candles. Create your own artisanal scent with soy-based wax, scented oils and decorative elements, like ribbons and ties. Plus, sip away on wine and beer as you pour the wax and add your creative touches. // Sinistral Brewing Co.: 9419 Main St., Manssas; $40
DIY Workshop: Painting the Galaxy with Watercolor
Saturday, April 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Capture the universe with watercolor painting with Kolbie Blume, the founder of Writing Desk Creative Co. She’ll teach you the basics of watercolor and how to paint your own celestial masterpiece. Once dry, frame it and hang it in your home. // Steadfast Supply Ballston Quarter: 4238 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1245, Arlington; $85
Plant a Living Wreath
Sunday, April 19, 10 a.m.-noon
Botanologica will teach guests how to plant live plants to create a living wreath, which will consist of ferns, heat-loving ground covers and tropical foliage selections. Over time, and with proper care, the plants will grow and spread to fill in the wreath’s shape. // Botanologica: 817 W. Broad St., Falls Church; $65
Intro to Fusing Dichroic Glass – Kieu Pham Gray
Friday, April 24, 6-9 p.m.
Dichroic glass glimmers from every angle. Head to this class to learn how to fuse, handle and cut the glass to build your own pieces. This is a beginner glass, but all levels are welcome. // Star’s Beads: 139 A Church St. NW, Vienna; $128
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