If you're big on making handmade presents for Christmas, or if you've never done that kind of thing before and are interested in doing it this year, September is a good time to get crafting. Trust me, the last thing your grandma wants is a hastily slapped-together Ikea frame with seashells glued on it. Take some time, think about what you'd like to make your friends and family for the holidays. If you need help learning something new, there's a slew of craft classes going on throughout Orange County (and beyond) this month to get you started!
A great handmade scarf can be a fun, easy to make gift for friends and family; once you get the hang of knitting or crochet, a scarf is fairly quick to make, too. Alamitos Bay Yarn Company
in Long Beach has beginner's knitting and crochet classes that will get you on the road to yarny success in no time. Already a seasoned knitter? They've got a slew of other classes to get you started on something more complex, as well. Click here for their complete class schedule.
After the jump, more craft classes available throughout the Southland.
Join The Road Less Traveled Store
in Santa Ana this month for their writing workshop or their Summer in a Jar canning workshop, and create something truly unique for gift giving! The last Saturday of the month also brings their monthly Bicycle Maintenance Workshop, perfect for learning how to keep your two-wheeler going for when you deliver all of your handmade goodies! Click here for The Road Less Traveled's complete calendar. (Disclosure alert: Delilah Snell of The Road Less Traveled is significantly othered with OC Weekly's own Gustavo Arellano)
Looking to make something a little more artsy fartsy for Christmas presents this year? There's some great classes happening at The Art Bar
in Santa Ana this month - join them for their Intro to Stamp Carving class, or learn how to make a bottlecap necklace or jean jacket journal. The Art Bar also offers open studio time and journalling workshops, both of which could be used to create something truly unique as a gift for that special someone. Click here for The Art Bar's complete calendar.