12 Places to Craft for Christmas

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Nov 21, 2013 | Updated: Apr 17, 2018

Comments: 1 Comment

Updated December 2, 2014.

Some have green thumbs and others have fingers that can make something extraordinary from scraps. Is that you? I enjoy the challenge of crafting during the season of merriment and have identified 12 places for you to knock out some Pinterest inspiration and get your Picasso on.

Let's Paint, Virginia Beach

Let’s Paint, Virginia Beach

Paint-your-own pottery is a hit for those who don’t own a potter’s wheel and a kiln. Walk in, pick the piece you’d like to paint, and get to it. Some studios offer a flat fee where the price tag on the piece includes firing. Others offer a flat firing fee that applies to all of the pieces you paint that day.

  • All Fired Up has three locations in the metro Richmond region – Midlothian, Carytown and Short Pump
  • Color Me Mine is another Richmond paint-your-own business.
  • You Made It! LLC in Harrisonburg is open daily for your painting pleasure.

Keep your eye on art centers for class offerings geared toward adults or kids. You’ll find glass fusing, whittling, basketry, glass blowing, watercolor painting and more. You just need to know where to look!

Blow your own ornament at Sunspots in Staunton.

Blow your own ornament at Sunspots in Staunton.



If you’re really not the crafty type but appreciate the art of others, explore our Arts Directory to locate an established painter, carver, potter, or other tradesperson for your holiday gift giving.



Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
scm Recent comment authors
Notify of

We have a kids’ class/party on Dec. 13 at Water Street Studio in Fredericksburg! Kids will choose to make an elf or santa to decorate their room. All supplies (and goodies to eat) included. $40 waterstreetstudio.org