DIY Workshops

At the Inspired Home Expo of San Luis Obispo we want to inspire you to create a beautiful home. DIY Crafts are always a great way to learn and create something personalized and special for your home. Our instructors are local to San Luis Obispo County and will walk you through step-by-step instructions on the DIY craft and each person will bring home an original project. Create a unique memory and remember no artistic experience is required!
ALL ages are welcome! And if it sets off a creative side in you then why not think about doing it more and more, you can create special pieces with family and friends and have a great time doing it! If you fancy yourself a bit of a DIY-er then you can look at equipment like a vinyl cutting machine to help with bringing your creative visions to life.

DIY Workshops Sponsored by:

Below is our Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule. Seats and supplies are limited so early sign ups are strongly advised.

Wine Bar
sponsored by Central Coast Green Building Council & Talley Vineyards
(2 glasses of wine per person/per workshop)

Seats are Limited so Reserve Your Spot Today!

Each Workshop:
Includes all needed supplies and 2 glasses of wine (per person/per workshop)

$30 per person (until September 1st)
$35 per person (after September 1st)
$99 per person for ALL DAY SATURDAY (includes 4 classes)
$80 per person for ALL DAY SUNDAY (includes 3 classes)

Saturday, September 16th

10:00am – 11:00am
Crafting a Custom Rock Garden Marker – Hand-Lettering Class

Presented by Raina Toy-Smith Owner & Creative of Fete & Quill
Learn the fundamentals of hand-lettering on unique surfaces and create those darling garden markers that you see with beautifully drawn “Rosemary” or “Tomatoes” on rocks. Taught by local calligrapher Raina Toy-Smith of Fête & Quill, you will gain the knowledge of how to create your own custom garden marker on rocks. She will teach the basics of hand-lettering + what materials you will need when writing on a garden rock. This class is fun and unique – and you will walk away with a new appreciation for the art of calligraphy plus decorative pieces to add to your garden and home.

12:00 pm – 1:00pm
Zen Out and Get in Touch with Your Inner Child – Create a Beautiful Sticker Mandala
Presented by Maureen Vasquez of Pipsticks
Arrange stickers into a kaleidoscope like design on a two by two panel, a fun meditative way to get in touch with your inner child! You will be amazed at the results! Playing with stickers is the perfect combination of bright colors, fun ideas, and expressing yourself by creating a delightful mandala ready to hang on your wall! Maureen Vasquez is the owner of Pipsticks and Cal Poly graduate. Maureen is also the creator of a sticker subscription service with thousands of subscribers in over 60 countries which led to her first brick and mortar shop here in San Luis Obispo, opened summer of 2017.

Cardmaking 101
Presented by Adrienne Crist of Paper Diva
Everything you need to know to create a hand crafted card that won’t look like it’s made by your Five year old. Learn simple stamping and die-cutting tips and techniques to make your cards shine. We will make several different styles of cards from cute and simple to vintage charming.

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Fall Centerpieces for Your Table
Presented by Linda Georgeadis of Beverly’s Fabric & Craft Store
As a previous owner of a flower shop and off and on member of the Beverlys team for the last 20 years, Linda Georgeadis specializes in holiday decorating and floral arrangements. Come learn how to create a long lasting beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table setting!

Sunday, September 17th

10am – 11am
DIY Kokedama Hanging String Garden
Presented by Denise Benda of Flowers by Denise
Spruce up your green thumb and crafting skills at the same time by joining us to learn how to make your own Kokedama Hanging String Flower Pod.

12:00 pm – 1:00pm

A Guided Workshop On How To Design A Home You Love
Presented by Mari Robeson – Author, Illustrator & Interior Designer
This workshop is a hands on process to walk you through the basic principles of interior design in a fun & creative way. You will create your own Home Book with worksheets and guided exercises to learn how to pinpoint your personal interior design style and professional tips on how you can make your home into the sanctuary you always wanted it to be. We provide the workbook, you provide the imagination!

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Mixed Media Paint & Collage Class
Presented by Barbara Saia of Happy Go Smile
Let’s get messy and create some fun! Using your hands to paint and play you will make an original piece of art!

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