Sure, some of the gift recipients on your Christmas list are sure to appreciate a store-bought present. But for others (think close family members like moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas), a DIY gift that you crafted yourself can add a touch of sentimentality — and will just mean more.
The same principle can apply to Christmas décor, for which a personal, handmade touch can often serve to elevate the Christmas spirit a little more than any store-bought decoration ever can. And especially for those who enjoy crafting things with their own two hands, the process of making a Christmas gift or decoration can be tons of fun, too.
Fortunately for crafty types visiting the Grand Strand, there are a number of businesses that make crafting your own Christmas gift or decoration easy. If you and your vacation crew find yourself in the Myrtle Beach area and feeling inspired to create something extra special this holiday season, head for one of these Grand Strand businesses that can help you make crafting a Christmas gift or decoration fun and easy:
Located at The Market Common shopping/dining/entertainment destination in Myrtle Beach, Nailed It DIY Studio can guide you through the process of making your own hand-built wooden Christmas decoration or gift. And to help ensure good results, the studio provides all the instruction and supplies needed to create your holiday masterpiece. Just a few of the Christmas-oriented projects guests can tackle with the help of a pro here include the Days Til Christmas Chalkboard, the Santa’s Tree Farm Sign, the Tis the Season Wreath Sign and the Merry Christmas Porch Plank. The studio even hosts occasional Christmas-themed crafting events like the Kids Build It Secret Santa Workshop, too.
Found on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, Board & Brush offers guests the chance to create their own personal masterpieces during a “paint and sip” experience, and they can even do it during a project workshop with friends! The DIY projects on tap here combine woodworking techniques with the latest trends and custom graphics. And the personalized wooden work you create here could make for a touching Christmas gift or a one-of-a-kind Christmas decoration. Christmas-themed options here include the Very Merry Christmas Wreath Sign, the Merry Christmas to All Pedestal, the Gingerbread Pattern Tray, the Season of Giving Crate — and many more.
At Conway Glass in nearby Conway, South Carolina, visitors can join a glass-blowing class and learn how to make their own glass ornaments. In the group class titled “The Magic of Blown Glass Ornament Making: Creating an Optic Ornament,” a glass-blowing pro guides attendees through the process of shaping molten glass to create stunning, colorful optic ornaments — which could serve as a great Christmas gift or Christmas decoration.
At Harry the Potter on Forestbrook Road in Myrtle Beach, crafty guests get the chance to choose their own piece of pottery from a broad selection of 1,000-plus options, then paint it as they choose with all needed supplies provided. And when they’re done, the studio will glaze and fire the piece, and it’s ready for pickup in a week or less. Of course, plenty of Christmas-themed pottery options are available, including snowmen, Christmas trees, ornaments and lots more — and they all make for great handmade gifts!
Eager to create a holiday-season escape to Myrtle Beach that your vacation party won’t soon forget? Book a stay at Caribbean Resort & Villas today! With our comfortable and luxurious accommodation options, an ideal oceanfront location, and a long list of exciting on-site amenities, we’ve got everything you’ll need to craft an amazing coastal getaway on the Grand Strand.