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Workshop: DIY Gift Packaging

December 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The holiday season is all about giving. While the gifts themselves convey so much, the very act of giving brings joy to both giver and receiver. Sometimes the vessel is as much a gift as its contents: cheery packages, dressed up with bow and ribbon, can involve extra thought and care (and sometimes added cost). Applications can range from frugal to frivolous.

Here at Homespun, we love to celebrate most things by adding our own creative touches, and DIY gift packaging offers many different options. Join us for an evening of holiday craftiness as our own Rachael O’Dell demonstrates several frugal ways to add your own creative touch to your holiday gifts. Students will design their own wrapping paper, decorate 3-5 gift bags of various sizes, and learn how to make various gift bows. A variety of materials will be supplied to allow attendees to explore all sorts of creative options. Since this is a private event, participants are welcome to bring their favorite beverages – grab your favorite bottle and bring a friend for an evening of crafty fun!

Instructor Rachael O’Dell is our Workshop & Event Coordinator as well as our Social Media Manager. When she’s not whipping up witty product posts, she enjoys various crafty endeavors, percussion, craft beer, traveling, antiques, charcuterie, and visiting old buildings in her spare time. A former software specialist, Rachael lives in a tiny house in Noblesville with her husband, where she is working with local artists to develop a maker community.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This workshop is open to students age 10 and up.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free parking is available on weekdays in the lot behind our building after 5:30pm. No overnight parking is permitted. In the event that the lot behind our building is full, free parking is available along Davidson Street, which runs along the back of the rear parking lot.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

All supplies and tools are included in the cost of this workshop. You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks if you are the noshy type. This is a private event so feel free to BYOB.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions can be directed to workshops(at)homespunindy.com.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Please be sure to purchase your tickets for the workshop at least 48 hours in advance, as the workshop needs a minimum number of attendees to run. If the minimum number of tickets is not sold prior to 48 hours before the event, any previously sold tickets will be refunded in full. Tickets are otherwise non-refundable unless notice is given at least 72 hours in advance of the workshop.



December 8, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Homespun: Modern Handmade
869 Mass Ave
Indianapolis , IN 46204 US


Homespun: Modern Handmade