Some gifts are best made with your own two hands and what better reason to give the gift of handmade love than on a special holiday? Below you will find a list of the best places within the Inland Empire to get hand-made gift crafty!
1525 Howard Access Road
Upland, CA 91786
The Sawdust Factory is part wood shop and part paint shop with hundreds of projects to choose from, including some with wood cutouts of your children’s hands. The Sawdust Factory is the place to go for a personalized wood craft holiday gift.
1660 Hamner Avenue #10
Norco, CA 92860
The Ceramic Cupboard has been providing top quality ceramics and ceramic classes to the Inland Empire for more than 28 years. With more than 10,000 ceramic projects to choose from and even materials for clay for hand building, sculpting, and the potter’s wheel, you’ll be able to find the perfect project for your holiday gift.
715 Briarwood Lane
San Dimas, CA 91773
From sewing, crafting, painting, drawing to computer graphics to so much more on either a weekly schedule or a one-time workshop, Creators Touch is a full scale art studio with loads of hands-on activities that are perfect for holiday gifts.
Painted Earth Pottery
27493 Ynez Road
Temecula, CA 92591
Painted Earth Pottery is a creative studio with a comfortable atmosphere of exploration and creativity. You can choose to pick and paint your own pottery piece or you can take one of the Painted Earth Pottery’s classes to learn how to mold and shape your clay into your perfect holiday gift.
Sewing in Corona
514 Corona Mall
Corona, CA 92879
These instructional sewing classes by Carol Van Druten are inside the “Sew Much More Fabric Store” within the Corona Mall. Sewing classes are available for everyone ages 10 and up and span over 4-5 sessions. Bring your own sewing machine or rent one to learn on. With Carol’s help, everyone can create the perfect holiday gift!
Desiree Eaglin thinks a handmade gift from a child is so much more special than a new vacuum cleaner (hint, hint to Mr. Eaglin). She blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her on Twitter too.