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Custom Workshops

Why not host a "Make It 'n Take It" party in your home, office or organization?
Call for details: 416 899-0065

  • All workshops are for adults and are suitable for beginners
  • We supply the tools and all materials
  • If there's something you'd like to make, but don't see it here - let us know.

Click to see a sampling of workshops offered or scroll down to see them all.


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Painted Floor Mats, Mouse Pads & Coasters


These stunning mats are painted on the reverse side of vinyl flooring using latex and acrylic paints. They can be customized to suit your decor or any season. A smaller version is perfect for making your own unique mousepad or set of coasters.
A fabulous team building project!


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Reverse Decoupage Plate (Potichomania)


The design on these clear glass plates is created by applying images to the reverse side, adding a painted background and finishing with a lacquer spray.

Potichomania (very loosely translated as "vase mania") is used in France to describe this popular process to decorate vases, plates bowls, trays etc.


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Kustom Kards


Edible Cards
Surprise someone special with an original hand crafted "edible" card.
Using 2 large chocolate bars wrapped with a variety of papers, sparkles, ribbons, lace and other embellishments you'll create your own unique gift/card.

Shrinky Cards
Draw, stamp and colour onto Shrink Plastic. Heat it in a toaster oven and presto! you have wonderful embellishments for personalized greeting cards.
Stuck On You
Express your attraction with a hand crafted fridge magnet for Valentine's or Mother's Day. Create a custom card and envelope elegant papers and fun embellishments.
Note Card Sets
Everybody can use hasty notes - suitable for thank you's or just dashing off a quick note. Make a set for yourself or to give as a gift.

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Funky Jewelry & Napkin Rings


Fun and Funky! Make your own custom beads using polymer clay or create an unusual charm style bracelet with shrinky plastic. The same materials and techniques can be used for making a set of napkin rings.  

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Decorative Hat Box


Make one of these pretty boxes to "wrap" that special gift. Or keep it for yourself and use it for storage on an open shelf.

You'll use sponging to create the illusion of a patterned background, then complete the look choosing from a variety of stencils.



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Embossed Planter


A great beginner project - no woodworking skills required! Build your own planter and finish it with embossing and a faux paint finish.

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Cricket Step Stool


Make your own cricket style step stool from pine. It's a great beginners project and was first featured on Mag Ruffman's show Anything I Can Do. Stencil your Step Stool in a lively design similar to this example. The flip flops look real, but it's actually a tromp l'oeil stencil technique fooling the eye.  

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Copper Coasters


Hostess gift, stocking stuffer or keep 'em for yourself. These elegant coasters look festive all year long.
In this example copper foil was cut, heat treated for visual texture and woven before being sandwiched between two pieces of glass. An alternative is to emboss a design in the copper.

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Hand Painted Gift Tags


It's so much fun to make these tags and your packages will look fabulous!
They won't be thrown away but saved year after year for hanging on the tree. Choose a style - rustic country, funky colours, harlequin, white Christmas - or let your imagination run wild. You'll use acrylics paints on vinyl, then add sparkles, ribbons, and foil - it's just like decorating Christmas cookies!

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Seasonal Decor

Believe it or not the flowers in this arrangement were made using coffee filters. Seasonal decorations are great projects for Team Building or just to give your employees a break!




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