The Best of Brisbane Craft Classes

Find the best craft classes in Brisbane in this list. Book, learn and instantly reap the rewards from learning how to DIY.

Creativity 8 min read Sep 25, 2019

Craft classes are a real bargain, not only because they’re usually affordable but you reap a lot of savings in being able to do-it-yourself. Let your creativity take flight and take part in these fun and practical workshops offered in and around Brisbane. The best part? You get to take home everything you make!

Level 3 Jewellery Making 8-Week Course (DAP Jewellery School)

This 8-week class is meant to build on DAP’s other foundational courses on jewellery making. This time you will be introduced to and learn about the art of lost wax casting, and in which you will carve a ring. This class will also touch on non-conforming dye making, the use of negative and positive space, and how to incorporate these techniques into the jewellery design process.

Where: Harries Road
When: May 11th
Cost: $700 (Early Bird), $730 (Bring-a-Friend)

Floralchemy: The Art Of Bundle Dyeing (Work-Shop)

Nature also provides us with a palette of beautiful colours, which is why in this workshop, flowers and wild plants will be used as natural dye for fabrics. This is a great introduction to natural dyeing where you will learn simple techniques to produce surprising and beautiful results. At the end of the day, your creative colour experiment will have you produce an lovely eco-printed silk scarf you can take home.

Where: WOTSO Workspace
When: May 21st
Cost: $100

DIY Ottomans (Work-Shop)

You’ll be amazed how easily you can make an ottoman from ground up and this class will teach you how. This class is fit for even the most clueless of novices to intermediate DIYers. You will learn how to make a tufted ottoman with tools you probably already have at home, and use the same techniques to create a wider variety of furniture types for the home, such as foot stools and dining chairs.

Where: WOTSO Workspace
When: April 22nd, June 3rd
Cost: $145

DIY Lampshade (Work-Shop)

Light up your life by learning to make the lampshade of your dreams in this 2-hour workshop. This easy and practical class will teach you everything you need to know to create a designer lamp shade that you could use to decorate and add flair to your home or gift to a friend or loved one.

Where: WOTSO Workspace
When: June 3rd
Cost: $75

Other classes happening soon:
Make A Rope Basket with Gemma Patford
Macramé Pot Plant Hanger

Small Homewares Resin Workshop (Candu Creative)

If you’re one to like owning unique items in your home and don’t want to make an exception with homeware, this workshop is your solution. Learn to work with resin and make lovely and stylish homeware such as bowls, ornaments and figurines that are pieces of art in themselves. You will learn to work with pigments, dyes and pearlescent powders, as well as different techniques to make two original homewares items you can take home at the end of the class.

Where: Barnes
When: May 20th
Cost: $120 (Regular), $108 (Bring-a-Friend)

Creating with Pallets (She Skills)

Learning how to use and up cycle discarded wooden pallets make for a better home. This female-focused class provides you with practical knowledge and skills to safely deconstruct pallets and transform them into chic and useful furniture such as an outdoor table or a vertical planter. It’ll be a hard day of working, drilling and sawing - so be prepared to sweat ladies!

Where: The Shed
When: April 23rd, May 14th, June 18th
Cost: $187

10% discount available. Use code PALLETLOVE10

Introduction to Timber Construction and Power Tools (She Skills)

Join this 4-hour workshop so you can get started into woodworking and learn to create a project you’ll be proud to show off. This class will introduce you to basic construction methods using timber, as well as techniques and practical information on how to use power and hand tools for planning and designing projects.

Where: The Shed
When: May 7th, June 4th
Cost: $140

Paper Flower Headpieces with Little Red Cheeks (QueensPlaza)

If you’re looking for an Easter hangover fix or just want to don a pretty head piece, in this class you will learn to create a whimsical paper flower & rabbit head piece using only paper and the simplest of tools. Other than that, you also get to come home with a limited edition Little Red Cheeks rabbit themed tote bag. Win!

Where: Botanica Occasions Pop-Up
When: April 23rd
Cost: $35

20% discount available. Use code REDXRABBIT10

Leather Flower Crowns with Meg Rafter (QueensPlaza)

Add a touch of luxury to your headwear by learning to make gorgeous flower crowns using leather. Whether you’re going for girly, sophisticated or even edgy, you will master the techniques and the process of making your very own leather flower crown from one of Australia’s finest milliners around.

Where: Botanica Occasions Pop-Up
When: May 21st
Cost: $120

Bees Wax Food Wraps with Simmone Spring (Hands On Brisbane)

Because plastic sucks, bee’s wax food wraps - an old-fashioned method for food storage - are now becoming, well, the bee’s knees. This is an awesome alternative to plastic wrap that lets your food breathe. Learn to make wraps from your own fabric so you can start keeping your food fresher for longer.

Where: The Gardens Club
When: May 7th
Cost: $41

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