New Fall Art Classes

We love fall here at One Strange Bird (pumpkin and chai everything!), so we came up with a host of new classes to celebrate the season! Get in touch with your crafty side and sign up for one of our classes.  Discover a new skill and take home your amazing creations!

Knitting 101. Discover your talents at this addicting hobby. Start a simple 2-color scarf and learn all the basics, such as casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. You won't want to put your yarn down! Once you learn the basics, you'll be all set to make gifts for friends and family for the holidays (or cozy creations for yourself!). Sign up here.

Mason Jar Candles. We are addicted to candles here at One Strange Bird. Personalize your own with different wax colors and scents, and take home your creations to decorate your space for all of those fabulous fall dinner parties you're planning. Sign up here.

Printed Tea Towels. Create your own stamp and block print your design to personalize a kitchen tea towel. Perfect for hostess gifts, too! Sign up here.

Day of the Dead Mask Making. Paint and decorate your own Dia de los Muertos mask with paint, glitter glue, sequins, and more! Wear it out to all of your Halloween and Day of the Dead events. Sign up here.

DIY Wine Glasses. Always seen perfectly decorated wine glasses on Pinterest, but don't have the space or materials available? Our teacher will show you how to make a set of 4 pin-perfect glasses, perfect for entertaining! Sign up here.

Woven Wall Hanging. Discover the latest craze sweeping the craft world and make your own textile art! Learn how to weave from one of our teaching artists and impress houseguests with your DIY savvy. Sign up here.

Artwork by  Amanda Smith , teaching artist

Artwork by Amanda Smith, teaching artist

Watercolor Painting. Ever wanted to try your hand at watercolor but didn't know how to get started? Learn the basics to create beautiful works of art from a painting pro. Sign up here.

Baby + Me Onesies. Expecting or have a newly arrived little one? Bring them in their carrier (or your belly!) and decorate 2 onesies in a baby friendly environment! Choose your fabric and use stencils to design adorable baby wear. Sign up here.
P.S. Planning a baby shower? We also do onesie decorating parties! Give us a call or visit our party page for more info.

See you for class!

- Amanda

How to Tuesday: Sharpie Mugs

Up your mug game in just a few easy steps! These sharpie mugs work great as gifts or as a way to spruce up your space.

You will need: 
+mugs from the Dollar Tree or Target ($1-$5)+OIL based sharpies

Step 1: Draw on your mug! Doodle to your heart's content.

Step 2: Dry the mug overnight.

Step 3: Bake for 2 hours at 250 degrees (let it cool before handling it!).

Step 4: Hand wash your mug.

Step 5: Take lots of cute photos with your mug in action :)

How To Tuesday: Washi Tape Heart

I am a washi tape addict, so I am always looking for more excuses to buy it.  I fell in love (pun intended) with using it as a design and color element in my art and craft projects.  I love the simplicity and economy of this craft project.  All you need are a couple of items you probably already have on hand:


A surface (wood, canvas, paper),  a heart stencil or computer print out of an outline of a hear, washi tape, scissors, and Mod Podge

Step One Grab your washi tape (We sell some cute holiday themed tapes!)

Step Two trace around your heart stencil onto a piece of white paper OR print our your heart outline on your printer at home

Step Three TAPE!  Tape your design in a fun pattern making sure to extend the tape slightly beyond your outline

Step Four Cut your design out. 

Step Five Glue your design onto a surface (for mine, I used a wooden panel painted white)

YAY!  Check out our seasonal page to sign up and make art with us or buy the supplies in the shop to make yours at home. Not all Valentine's Crafts have to be pink and red.  Check out my heart of gold.  Nicole