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The Holiday Make-it
Sat, Dec 3, 2016, 12:00 PM – Sun, Dec 4, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
GENERAL ADMISSION IS FREE! CLASSES ARE AN ADDITIONAL FEE.
The Holiday Make-It:
The not so average holiday market, where you don’t just buy-it, you make-it!
Get a head start on the season of giving this year by putting together some very special, one of a kind, presents at our Holiday Make-It at the Wunder Garten in NoMa!
Artisans curated by The Lemon Bowl DC and The NoMa Business Improvement District will host several DIY classes in creating unique, totally personalized gifts including terrariums, custom notebooks, and more! Join friends and like minded strangers as you learn new skills, make some fun and creative holiday gifts, indulge in some mulled Gluvine, sip a cold refreshing beer and savor treats and snacks.
Stock up on handcrafted goods made right here in DC that will be available for purchase and breathe in the pine-y air produced by all the freshly cut trees around Wunder Garten that you can buy and take home with you!
The inaugural Holiday Make-It will take place December 3rd and 4th from noon-6 p.m. each day at 1101 First Street NE.
Arts & crafts will also be provided free for the entire family to enjoy all night! Come start a new family tradition!
*Keep checking back as we will be adding more DIY classes and descriptions to each day!
Terrarium Making Classes - Sill Life
Join Holley Simmons of Sill Life for a terrarium class with succulents. Throughout the lesson, students learn step-by-step instructions on how to build a terrarium, why we use the materials we use and how to care for your terrarium once it heads home. The best part about succulents - they thrive when left alone!
KLJ Design Co. Class
Join KLJ Design Co. at the Holiday Make-It Market and learn how to add a sophisticated flair to your holiday gifts, cards, tags, and more! As an attendee, you will learn faux calligraphy (or how to make your handwriting look like real calligraphy) and use your newfound skill to design your own notebook cover and gift tags. You'll walk away with metallic sharpies, a notebook, gift tags, an exemplar guide, as well as some finishing touches for your newly designed gift! You will also have the option of purchasing additional notebooks the day of the workshop.
An Made Class
In this workshop, you'll learn how to make a plant hanger out of recycled jersey yarn that has been hand dyed by An. Using a combination of hand braiding and knotting, you'll complete a plant hanger in under an hour. Each participant will receive all of the materials and walk home with a final piece — as well as a lovely, leafy plant to put inside!
Marbled Paper Cards with Kelly Laughlin
In this class, you'll learn the basics of suminagashi-style paper marbling. Learn the different tools and techniques needed in order to marble your own paper, along with information on how to continue the process at home. You'll walk away with a completed set of marbled stationery, including cards and envelopes.
Wax & Wane Fiber
Participants will have the opportunity to dye their own scarf using shibori techniques and indigo dye. Participants will also learn how to build a vat, resist fabric to make designs, and ultimately create a one of a kind piece.
Garland Workshop with LINNY
Tassel garland workshop with Linny. Learn how to make tassels and create a festive, but versatile garland that will spice up any corner of your home for the holiday season and beyond.
Block Print Your Own Gift Wrap
Print your own gift wrap sheets this holiday season with pattern designer Kate Zaremba.
In this class we will create a block printed design and print on gift wrap paper.
What you'll leave with: 1 rubber printing block and 6 sheets of gift wrap you've created!
Wreath Making Class with Lily Cox
Participants will learn how to make small fixed arrangements to be attached to 12 inch gold hoops. Live cuttings of evergreen and eucalyptus will be provided, as well as some instruction for assembly and styling.