Handmade Holidays

The holidays are officially here! Celebrate with us throughout the season. We’ll offer you gift ideas and several events for you to create memories with your family and friends. If you love holiday projects, we’ve created an awesome line-up of weekend workshops just for you. Register early. Limited spaces are available.

Handmade Holiday Workshops

November 24: Creative Candle Making

Time: 10am - Noon
Location: Explore More Discovery Museum, 150 S. Main Street

Light up the holidays! Discover what happens when you mix ice and hot wax, how sand can be used as a candle mold, and how to whip up a candle that looks good enough to eat. Explore these and other techniques for making one-of-a-kind candle creations. Maximum of 15 participants, ages 8+. Cost: $15.
Register here.

November 25: Make-Your-Own Gourmet Gift Basket at Lola Mo's

Time: 3-5pm
Location: Lola Mo's Delicatessen, 122 S. Main Street, #103

Lola Mo's will provide the basket and paper filling, and you get to choose from a curated selection of various goodies including mustards, olives, chocolates, jams, jellies, and spices, even beer or wine (with valid ID). Cost: $35.Registration and pre-payment are required for planning purposes!
Register here.

December 1: Create-your-own personalized stack ring set at Hugo Kohl

Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Hugo Kohl Jewelry, 217 S. Liberty Street, #103

Create your own personalized stack ring set. Choose from Sterling Silver or gold stacking rings in a multitude of patterns. Customize with bezel set diamonds or gemstones of your choice. The cost is $150 and includes a set of three sterling silver, vintage design bands (price will vary for diamond or gemstone bands. 8 appointments are available. Reserve your appointment by calling 540-574-4306.

December 2: Recycled Bike Part Ornament Workshop

Time: 2-4pm
Location: Shenandoah Bicycle Company, 135 S. Main Street

Make your own ornaments out of recycled bike parts at Shenandoah Bicycle Company. Live acoustic music and refreshments at PULP will be provided. Cost: $20
Register here.

December 8: Leather Belt Making Workshop

Time: 2-4pm
Location: Lineage, 165 S. Main Street

Create your very own stunning leather belt. Learn the basics of belt-making from Lineage owner and founder, Paul Hansbarger. Participants begin the workshop with a strip of full grain leather and leave with a beautiful, hand-crafted belt. Cost: $60, which includes instruction and all materials. Maximum: 6 participants, ages 17+.
Register here.

December 8: Holiday Card Calligraphy Workshop

Time: 4-6pm
Location: Randys Hardware Market, 165 S. Main Street

Create one-of-a-kind, hand-lettered holiday cards for all of your family and friends. Learn several simple calligraphy techniques that will transform your handwriting into a work of art. Cost: $20. Maximum: 20 participants.
Register here.

December 14: Hanging Planter Workshop

Time: 4-6pm
Location: The Lady Jane, 117 S. Main Street

Learn to create a unique macrame plant hanger with various knots and designs!  Leave with a complete hanger and plant, a perfect gift for someone or the ideal house accessory to keep for yourself! Workshop cost is $40, which includes all materials, a plant, and light refreshments. Maximum workshop space: 12 guests. Registration deadline is November 24th. Call The Lady Jane at (540) 421-3252 to reserve your spot today!

December 15: DIY 5 Perfect Lip Gift Sets

Time: 1-3pm
Location: withSimplicity, 108 S. Main Street

Make the perfect (and practical) gift for you or a loved one using all natural and organic ingredients. withSimplicity will provide you with butters, essential oils, and flower garnishes to create 5 separate lip balms/tints and lip scrubs!  There will be light snacks available and they will be playing a boppin’ holiday playlist.Cost: $35. Only 15 spots available.
Register here. 

December 15: Wrapping Paper Workshop

Time: 4-6pm
Location: Bring Your Own, 165 S. Main Street

Create your very own personalized wrapping paper! Add a beautiful, personal touch to each gift you give this holiday season with this zero-waste paper. This is a free event that is open to the public, no registration necessary. Donations are encouraged and will go towards supporting Our Community Place in this upcoming holiday season. For more information, click here.

December 16: Pet Portrait Ornament Painting

Time: 2-4pm
Location: Larkin Arts, 61 Court Square

Artist Elaine Hurst will lead you in a step-by-step painting workshop to capture your pet’s likeness on a wooden ornament. All materials are included. You will be asked to email a photo of the pet in advance, because Elaine will make individualized drawing guidelines for each participant. The signup deadline is December 9th! You can register over the phone at 540.236.4223, in person, or online.

December 16: Earring Making Workshop

Location: Horizon Gifts, 111 N. Liberty Street

For only $10, you can make two pairs of drop earrings. Email horizongiftsharrisonburg@gmail.com or call 540.607.2075 to register.

December 16: Stained Glass Angels

Time: 2-4pm
Location: OASIS Fine Art & Craft, 103 S. Main Street

Choose from a selection of eye-catching art glass to create your very own stained glass angel! These one-of-a kind creations can be the perfect gift or a beautiful addition to your holiday decor. The cost of the workshop is $5. No registration required.