Learn How to DIY in Style During These Neat Holiday Crafting Classes

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and festive decorations. But if you’re looking for a unique way to decorate your home this year, why not try a DIY class? There are many different holiday crafting classes available in Washington County, NY, so you can find one that fits your interests and skill level.

Plus, holiday crafting classes are a great way to spend time with friends & family or to meet new people in a unique setting. They’re also a fun and affordable way to decorate your home for years to come!

Whether you’re looking to make a festive wreath, a beautiful centerpiece, or even some personalized gifts, there are local events just for you! And whether you’re a beginner or an experienced crafter, you’ll find fun classes at your level. And the best part? You get to take your finished project home with you to keep as a memento of your adventures.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s start crafting your holiday decorations today!


Local Craft Fairs

Not the crafty sort? that’s OK! There are plenty of great options in our area. If you’re still looking for the perfect gifts for your whole holiday shopping list, check out one of these local events! With a variety of local vendors selling home decor, candles and more, you’ll find something for everyone, while helping our small businesses thrive.

On Nov. 24, 2023, starting at 8 a.m., visit the Black Friday Holiday Makers Market at Argyle Brewing Company. Word is, even Santa’s going to come join in on the fun!

On Dec. 3, 2023, the GCS Holiday Craft Fair will be at the Greenwich Junior Senior High School, so stop by to support our schools.

And if you’re in the area between December 2nd and 9th, swing by the Slate Valley Museum’s Festival of Trees! You’ll be sure to find inspiration & holiday cheer while checking out their range of locally-crafted holiday decor. From gingerbread houses to Christmas trees and beyond, this event also features music, refreshments, kids’ activities and a visit from Santa!


Mandy’s Spring Nursery: Hands-On, Nature-Inspired Workshops

Photo from one of Mandy Spring Nursery‘s 2022 holiday crafting classes


Nestled in the beautiful Granville, NY area lies Mandy’s Spring Nursery! Throughout the year, they host a variety of interesting events, on top of their regular operations as a full-service nursery and florist. And, their event venue Gables and Gardens hosts a number of weddings and private get-togethers, too!

Here’s just a few of their upcoming holiday crafting classes:


So if you’re wanting to follow an expert on how to craft stylish DIY decor, sign up for one of Washington County’s many holiday crafting classes!


Tiashoke Farm: Fiber, Felt, and Other Fun Times

Adorable felt Santas made during one of Tiashoke’s 2022 holiday crafting classes


Why not learn new skills while soaking in incredible scenery? The Farm Store at Tiashoke is hosting a variety of fun workshops and classes, all season long. Explore their variety of options, but don’t hesitate to sign up! There are a limited number of spots.


Want more unique classes & workshops across Washington County? Check out our events calendar.


Painting-Focused Holiday Crafting Classes

Photo from a Paint-on-Slate event hosted inside Slate Valley Museum


Do your interests lie in more traditional mediums? Explore two of our holiday crafting classes featuring painting:

Join local landscape artist Laura Leigh during this Paint & Sip event at Gather 103 on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6 – 8 p.m.! This class in creative confidence is about creating something that resonates with you personally.

Or,  follow along with instructor Darcie Parrott on Monday, Dec. 11 from 7 – 9 p.m. as you create a winter scene during this Sip & Paint on Slate – Holiday Event at Slate Valley Museum. Registration includes one beverage ticket, and a selection of savory & sweet snacks.

Either way you choose, you’re sure to have a great time painting at one of Washington County’s holiday crafting classes!


More Washington County Crafts, Beyond Holiday Crafting Classes

We hope this blog has inspired you to sign up for a DIY holiday crafting class right here in Washington County. There are so many great options available, and you’re sure to create some beautiful pieces to cherish for years to come.

So get creative, have some fun, and don’t forget to share your finished projects with us on social media! And, be sure to check out more fun things to do on our event page.

Thanks for reading, and happy holidays.

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