New creative space open in Hoover—The Crafter’s House is perfect for girlfriends, kids and date night too

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Owner and Founder Shawn Hicks turned her passion for creating into her career. Photo via The Crafter’s House

We live in the Pinterest era. Everything from holiday decor to children’s birthday parties must be themed, homemade, and perfectly Instagrammable. However, how many of us really have space in our homes to store and create all of that? There’s a new business in Birmingham here to solve that problem.

Find Yourself in Your Creativity

There’s no limit to what you can make here! Photo via The Crafter’s House

The benefits of creative expression are endless. Creating can improve everything from fine motor skills to mental health and more.

The Crafter’s House in Hoover was founded with those benefits in mind. The Crafter’s House is a warm, welcoming space filled with creative possibilities where it’s easy for you to rekindle your love for creating.

Whether you’re an artist in need of studio space, a group of friends looking for a fun way to make something beautiful, or just someone who needs to walk in, create, and de-stress—The Crafter’s House has something for everyone!

From scrapbooking, needle arts, woodworking, painting, printmaking, jewelry making, and ceramics—you can explore so many different forms of creativity.

Meet the Woman Behind the Crafts

Shawn Hicks is a Mobile, AL native who was raised in Atlanta. She moved to Birmingham in 2011. Photo via The Crafter’s House

After more than 20 years as a successful commercial real estate developer, Shawn Hicks was exhausted and stressed by the near-constant traveling her job required.

In addition to her work demands, she raised two children. As a result of her hectic life, she started crafting and remodeling her home as a creative outlet.

In August 2018, Shawn reassessed her career and decided to open a crafting studio.

“I saw a need in the community that matched my ability and so I created a place where people can recharge and enjoy their crafting hobby(ies).”

Shawn Hicks, Founder of The Crafter’s House

Your New Go-To for Girls’ Nights and More

Pick your class and grab your girls! Photo via The Crafter’s House

Frosé Friday? Sign us up.

The Crafter’s House has recurring events where you can come in, bring a friend (or several!), and create. They serve wine and beer and host workshops where even the least artistic people can walk out with something stunning!

You can book private events—hint: children’s birthday parties are a huge hit!

Need Studio Space?

Patrons Sara and Eric with their new creations! Photo via The Crafter’s House

Artists and creators can use the space in a variety of ways. Rent your own private workspace and purchase their products or bring your own products from home.

Fees differ based upon studio—painting, scrapbooking, sewing and jewelry tools all start at $10 hour with max of $25 dollars for the day. Woodworking starts at $20 an hour with a max of $50 per day.

Try it for Yourself!

The Children’s Studio at The Crafter’s House is specifically geared towards kids and their creativity! 3D printing (pictured above) is only the beginning. Photo via The Crafter’s House

The Crafter’s House is a great time, but don’t take our word for it! Stop by to check it out—they accept walk-ins anytime during regular hours.

  • Closed on Monday
  • Tues-Thurs 10AM-7PM
  • Fri-Sat 9AM-9PM
  • Sun 1PM-6PM

Need a little guidance, or looking for a group activity? Sign up for a class! You can see a full calendar of events here, but there’s so much going on, we pulled a few highlights that are coming up.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you’ll see a lot of “Celebrate & Remember” workshops. During these, you’ll be creating something with that element involved.

  • Thursday, October 17 | Poured Paint – Celebrate & Remember | 6-8PM
  • Friday, October 18 | Frosé Friday – Mixed Media Craft – Celebrate and Remember | 6-8PM
  • Saturday, October 19 | Painter’s Choice – Celebrate & Remember | 11AM-1PM
  • Sunday, October 20 | Painter’s Choice – Celebrate & Remember | 2PM
  • Sunday, October 20 | Christmas Tree – Start to Finish | 5:30PM

How it Works:

You register online and pay a flat rate for the class. You’ll know what you’re creating beforehand, so you can pick and choose! Materials and instructions will be provided.

Follow Crafter’s House on Facebook and Instagram to check out more of what they’ve got going on! You’re not going to want to miss out.

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