What do you buy the person who has everything? Nothing – you make something. From cocktail bitters to chainmaille, succulent gardens to personalized poetry, local experts can help you create something totally unique for everybody on your list. As an added bonus, you get to relax, unplug and enjoy the process of creation.
Every class and workshop on this list provides all the materials and instruction you need to get crafty. Unless otherwise indicated, they’re all appropriate for beginners. Just make sure to reserve well in advance to secure your spot.
December 5, 7-8, 12, 14-15,19, 21-22
Thursdays 5 p.m.
Saturdays-Sundays 1 p.m.
Aptitude inside West Acres in Fargo
Give poet Emily Vieweg a few prompts and a free will donation, and she’ll create collaborative poem on her typewriter. The result is suitable for framing. theartspartnership.net/aptitude
Adult Metalsmithing Workshop: Chains and Chainmaille
Hughes Fine Arts Center Grand Forks
Artist and professor Marissa Kuznicki teaches basic techniques using copper wire. No experience necessary, ages 18+. Register in advance. ndmoa.com/adult-classes
December 7 at 2 p.m. Carlson Library
December 10 at 6:30 p.m. Northport Library
Craft a cute, rice-filled Scandinavian gnome from felt. Workshop is recommended for adults. Register at 701-241-1492 or bit.ly/registerFPL
Mini Succulent Gardens
Bakers Garden & Gift in Fargo
Plant a low-maintenance mini garden. Registration includes everything you need to grow three succulents in a terra cotta pot. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. bakernursery.com
Winter Canvas Painting
11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday
Art ‘n Joy in Grand Forks
Paint a winter scene on your choice of canvas. (Two sizes are available.) Seating is limited. Call or text 623-606-0895 to reserve in advance.
Creatively Uncorked in West Fargo
Let colorful acrylic paint flow over two canvases, or mix it up by painting one canvas and one wood cutout. Reservations required. Ages 6+. creativelyuncorked.com
Paws, Paint and Pints
Wild Terra Cider in Fargo
Email a photo of your pet in advance, then paint their likeness in class. Reservations required. Recommended for artists with previous painting experience. facebook.com/StarlingArtistry/
Printing in Pairs – Snowflake Pillowcase
Plains Art Museum
Learn printmaking techniques with a partner in an easygoing atmosphere. Registration fee is for two people. Each will take a project home. plainsart.org
Fun For Foodies
Gifts from the Kitchen
Square One Rental Kitchen and Events in Fargo
Prepare meringues, chocolate buttercrunch, mulling spices, scented sugars and a nut and pretzel mix perfect for gift giving. squareonekitchens.com/cooking-classes-2
Copper Pour Over Coffee Bar
Thunder Coffee in West Fargo
Construct a copper pipe pour over…