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Craft Bash — a DIY party

  • Michaels Store #002 1101 South Canal Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

Enjoy a day of DIY fun, crafting with local makers and artists, while meeting new crafty friends, learning new skills, and snacking on tasty treats. What’s in store?

  • Take three 45-minute craft classes–learn hand lettering basics, make dreamy bath and body goods, and a vinyl printed plant holder, dabble in jewelry making.

  • Leave with finished projects, we’ll provide all the tools and materials you need to complete your crafts.

  • Learn from an amazing group of teachers–local makers and artists.

About the teachers

Margaux Mays is a digital marketer and maker. Her childhood love of crafting turned into a handmade jewelry line, Margaux Bijoux, and grew into a passion for organizing creative events that bring people together, build relationships, and foster community.

Jacklyn Garland is a local glass artist who also loves making glass jewelry, photography, and teaching craft classes.

Maya James is a writer, community reporter and creative who launched her Maya Loves… brand in early 2019. She specializes in curated gift boxes and making scented whipped shea butter. She strives to uplift and support women, by encouraging radical self-care.

Renisha James got started with lettering on chalkboards, lending her skills to retail stores around Chicago and creating a chalkboard business for customers seeking signs for weddings, room makeovers, birthdays, retirement parties and more. Her love for lettering and calligraphy grew beyond chalkboards as she continued to discover the unlimited possibilities of word art. She also owns an online t-shirt shop that features her favorite designs based on music, Chicago pride and self-love.


Rotate between craft stations every 45-minutes (or so) to learn a new project! Throughout the sessions, if you finish your project early or during the breaks, dabble in jewelry making at the quick craft station with Margaux.

Settle in
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Come on in, grab a snack and a seat at your first craft station – bath teas with Maya, hand lettering with Renisha, or vinyl printed plant holders with Jacklyn. Don’t worry about which project to start with, you’ll get a chance to do them all during the day!

Session #1
4:15 - 5:00 p.m
Let’s start the first class of the day!

10-minute break 

Session #2
5:10 - 5:55 p.m
Move to your next station for crafting class number two!

10-minute break 

Session #3
6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
Time to switch stations for your last craft class!

Mingle and farewells
6:50 - 7:30 p.m. 

Chat with your new crafty friends or pick up the supplies that you need for your new crafty skills in the Michaels store!