Craft Workshop
DIY Downtown with Pop Shop America

Join the DIY movement and unleash your inner crafter at our neighborhood social series, DIY Downtown in partnership with Pop Shop America. Gather your friends, family and co-workers for a one-of-a-kind pop-up arts and crafts workshop at unique locations in the heart of Downtown Houston.

Listen to music, enjoy complimentary beer and wine along with savory treats from Local Foods and sweet treats from Phoenicia while making everything from handcrafted candles and indigo dyed tea towels to terrariums and mala bracelets. Come make with us!

Wed March 13 2019
DIY Downtown: Indigo Dyed Tea Towels
Social Graces Social Club Innovation Event Space
1201 Fannin

Join Pop Shop America at Social Graces Social Club where they'll be setting the stage for guests to make their own Indigo dyed tea towels. Learn how to use the Shibori Dyeing Technique to make your own set of Tea Towels. You will also dye in cool patterns and learn how to create an ombre creating in dye.

Local Foods Downtown and Phoenicia will be providing light bites for you to munch on during the workshop, so bring your appetite!

21+ only.

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Wed April 10 2019
DIY Downtown: Frosted & Gilded Glass Barware
Local Foods
420 Main

Join Pop Shop America at Local Foods Downtown where you'll choose between high ball glasses, champagne flutes, or wine glasses and learn how to use Gold Leafing and Glass Etching techniques to make a set of barware glasses of your dreams. You will be supplied everything you need and taught all the tricks along the way. 

Local Foods Downtown will be providing light bites for you to munch on during the workshop, so bring your appetite!

21+ only.

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Wed May 08 2019
DIY Downtown: Mala Bracelets
The Hines Center
500 Fannin

Join Pop Shop America at The Hines Center where you'll feel relaxed while you make a traditional mala, or meditation & prayer bead with wooden beads, gemstones, and other gorgeous materials. You will be shown all the steps so that you can make a traditional mala and talk about what it’s used for.

Local Foods Downtown and Phoenicia will be providing light bites for you to munch on during the workshop, so bring your appetite!

21+ only.

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Wed June 12 2019
DIY Downtown: Terrarium Building
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons

Join Pop Shop America at Saint Arnold Brewery to make your own terrarium using  plants, vessels, rocks, sand, soil and cute embellishments to make a modern and hip container garden. You'll also be provided beer related supplies from St. Arnold’s in addition to mini car toys that you’ll DIY into art cars. St. Arnold’s houses many of the coolest art cars in Houston at their brewery – so you can get first hand inspiration before you DIY.

Local Foods Downtown and Phoenicia will be providing light bites for you to munch on during the workshop, so bring your appetite!

21+ only.

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Wed July 10 2019
DIY Downtown: Candles with Essential Oils
Part & Parcel
1700 Smith Street

Join Pop Shop America at Part & Parcel where everyone will make a set of 3 small candles that you will get to keep. Choose from an array of pure essential oils like vanilla, jasmine, pine, and sage to make a blend that’s perfect for you. There will also be unique vessels to make extraordinary candles like seashells and lemons.

Part & Parcel will be providing light bites for you to munch on during the workshop, so bring your appetite!

21+ only.

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Wed Aug. 14 2019
DIY Downtown: Origami
Julia Ideson Library
500 McKinney

Join Pop Shop America at Julia Ideson Library where everyone will learn how to read the dots and lines of origami patterns and learn how to fold cranes, dragons and lots of wonderful creations. Then you can choose to make more patterns or find one pattern that you love and make them into a hanging Origami Sculpture.

Local Foods Downtown and Phoenicia will be providing light bites for you to munch on during the workshop, so bring your appetite!

21+ only.

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