11 Holiday DIY and Crafting Events in Metro Phoenix This December

From making your own ornaments and Christmas cards to make-and-take painting classes and building your own hand drum, the Valley has plenty to offer the DIY crowd. Here are 11 ways to make it a crafty holiday season.

Christmas Craft Night
Head to the Peoria Artisan Brewery for a night of crafting and craft beer. Choose from a candy cane wreath, a holiday card holder, or a Santa's key, snowman, and Jingle all the Way décor. Order your kit ahead of time for $25 to $40 depending on your selection for the event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6. Visit the Facebook event for more details and how to order your kit.

Wine and Design
If you’d like to dig through the cabinets every year for your special holiday goblet, start the tradition this year with Wine and Design at VOM FASS Scottsdale. Enjoy wine and appetizers while painting your own holiday wine glass from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7. Cost is $30 per person. Call 480-699-1099 to reserve your seat, and invite friends through the Facebook event.

Classes at Bernina Connection
Check out Bernina Connection classes like joy table top display for $35 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6; holiday towels on the 880 for $25 from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 10; and Santa pet collars for $20 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13. For more information, call 602-553-8350 or visit the Bernina Connection website.

Holiday Corks & Canvas Classes
The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia hosts monthly classes under the name Corks & Canvas (wine and painting), and as you can guess, December’s classes will be holiday themed. Paint a holiday wreath on Friday, December 9, and a little cactus with lights (the Southwest Lights class) on Friday, December 16, for some Arizona edge. Classes start at 5 p.m. in the Crave Cafe for $35 per guest. Wine and appetizers are sold separately. Reservations are made by calling 480-627-3020 or visiting the Vino and Canvas website. Visit the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia website for more details.

DIY Cat Ornaments
If you’d like a change from the same old snowflake, Santa, stocking, or insert-holiday-staple-here ornament, make your way to the Mesa Historical Museum for Cat Creations: Colorful Cat Ornaments. This workshop allows you to create your own unique kitty holiday décor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. Cost is $5 for adults with paid admission with no preregistration required. Visit the Mesa Historical Museum website for more details.

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Lauren Cusimano was the Phoenix New Times food editor from 2018 to 2021. Joys include eating wings, riding bikes, knowing everyone at the bar, talking too much about The Simpsons, and falling asleep while reading.