Chill out at these 5 DIY shops in Birmingham

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Earthborn pottery
Creating pottery is so calming. Photo via Earthborn Pottery’s Facebook

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of completing a DIY project. Not only is the process rewarding, but it also gives you a chance to take your mind off of a draining week. Don’t have the supplies you need at home? No worries! We put together a list of some of the most stress relieving DIY activities in Birmingham for all ages.

1. Paddywax Candle Bar & Factory Store

Why spend hours shopping for the perfect candle when you can just create your own? Paddywax Candle Bar offers a DIY candle pouring experience for you to create your own signature scent.

This candle making workshop is ideal for group outings, dates with bae or if you’d just like to have a solo outing to wind down from the week.

  • Address: 216 Summit Blvd, #105, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday noon-8PM | Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sunday 12-5PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

2. Pinspiration

Pinspiration splatter room diy project
The splatter room is the perfect date for your creative partner. Photo via Pinspiration’s Instagram

Want a DIY project without the hassle of buying supplies or cleaning up? Look no further than Pinspiration. They have plenty of projects to choose from such as wine holders and photo frames.

The best part about this cool spot: they have a splatter room! It’s about time making a mess was cool.

One of the best parts of Pinspiration is that the classes are all-inclusive. All you have to do is select your project, and everything will be provided for you at no additional cost.

FYI: Reserve a spot ahead of time so that you’re guaranteed to get the project you want.

  • Address: 201 Cahaba Park Cir, Ste #500/600, Birmingham, AL 35005
  • Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 3-7PM | Friday 2-9PM | Saturday 12-9PM | Sunday 12-5PM
  • Website | Facebook | Instagram

Channel your inner Picasso with classes at the Red Dot Gallery. This Homewood art gallery offers instructional drawing, painting and pottery sessions for both adults and children of all skill levels.

The classes run for six weeks, and you can start anytime.

If you don’t feel comfortable being out in public just yet, Red Dot Gallery also offers a flexible virtual class option you can join in the comfort of your own home.

Your class schedule depends on your selected area of study. View your options here.

4. Hammer & Stain Birmingham

Hammer and Stain is a DIY studio that specializes in turning unfinished wood pieces into works of art to hang on your wall. They also offer other DIY class options such as hand knit blanket creation and Charcuterie board assembly. Bonus: All materials are provided for you.

Hammer and Stain prides themselves on creating an educational, yet entertaining atmosphere. Hence, why they encourage budding artists to BYOB when they come to the studio.

Their class dates are posted online. Check here for available workshops.

5. Earth Born Pottery

Earthborn pottery diy project
I’ve always wanted to hand make my own bowls and plates. Photo via Earthborn Pottery’s Facebook

Earth Born Pottery offers both skill driven classes and project driven classes to introduce you to the world of pottery creation. Their next class cycle begins September 13, so grab a friend and sign up.

If you’re not looking to complete a full six-week class, Earth Born also offers two-hour workshops to try your hand at pottery. Workshops give the option of two techniques to try: hand building and wheel-throwing.

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Carmen Waldrop
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