With the steady rise of Pinterest and other DIY blogs, it’s safe to say that the maker culture is here to stay. Whether your involvement stops online (plenty of us pin things that will never happen) or you’re a DIY pro, there’s no denying that crafters are slowly but surely taking over the world one craft at a time. And we want in!
However, if you’re like 80% of the world (a made up fact, but just go with it) you probably want nothing more than to make something with your own two hands and then proceed to Instagram it, but have no idea where to start. For some of us DIYing is HARD!
Lucky for the DIY duds out there (myself included), the maker movement is spreading like wildfire and is alive and well right here in WNY. We’re not just talking about buying goods from local artisans either. Companies now exist to actually help you channel and cultivate your inner DIYer IRL – companies like StudioHue Craft Parties.
StudioHue Craft Parties is the first traveling art studio to bring Buffalo-inspired DIY projects to restaurants and bars across WNY by offering a variety of social crafting projects every month. For those of you that are new to the concept, the goal is to help people tap into their creative side through modern crafting which can help with relaxation, creativity, and also it’s just really fun.
Wondering if you’re good enough? Stop it right now! StudioHue enables wannabe-crafters of all skill levels to create a quality project by supplying attendees with the supplies they need and step-by-step instructions for a successful DIY venture. You don’t need to know anything about crafting to participate.
The fact of the matter is that what you pay to attend a StudioHue Craft Party, which are super affordable at $22 – $35 per person, will probably end up costing you far less than the multiple attempts you likely would have made on your own. Plus you’re almost guaranteed to pull out less of your hair. The best part? You walk away with some serious DIY knowledge every time, which is basically invaluable IMO.
DIY sessions with StudioHue include projects like Pallet Art, Coasters and Etched Glass, String Art, a DIY Welcome Mat, Wine Bottle Sconce, and more. New collaborative events are also on the schedule like Crafts and Cocktails, a glass etching and mixology series that features Buffalo’s distilleries and local Craft Cocktail Creators where attendees etch glassware and learn how to make and sample a featured cocktail. They also have an event called Hops and Humidors in the works where attendees will DIY their own Humidors, sample brews and learn how to roll Cigars. They also offer private parties and are willing and able to customize crafts to make your wildest Pinterest dreams come true.
What’s great about these types of events is that the projects are always changing with trends, so if you see something on Pinterest or Brit.co that you want to take a stab at, you’ll probably get the chance sooner rather than later at a StudioHue event.
Interested in flexing your DIY muscles? Head to studiohueevents.com to find upcoming crafting parties all over Buffalo & WNY and check out StudioHue Craft Parties on Instagram and Facebook. We also recommend browsing these frequently asked questions to learn more about what to expect and how to *make* (get it?) the most out of a StudioHue party.
StudioHue Craft Parties
Cost: $22 – $35 per person