Make a Gift for Your Valentine!

by Rachel Daly

Valentine’s Day is coming up, what could be more special than a handcrafted gift for your Valentine? These Boulder area maker events will give you a chance to make a fun, personal gift for the ones you love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Vintage Valentines Make + Take

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Photo Courtesy Museum of Boulder

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Museum of Boulder, 1206 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM

Cost: $20 – $25, Tickets available here.

Join the Museum of Boulder (fka the Boulder History Museum) for a morning of making at the Vintage Valentines: Make + Take. Make missives for your loved ones using the Museum’s historic Valentine collection (reproductions of course!), plus letterpress images, doilies, and other collage materials. Peruse our Valentine collection for inspiration. Watch Brian Wood (Dogs & Stars Letterpress) run some prints on a tabletop press. Practice your calligraphy skills with Cha Cha or have her add hand lettered touches to your cards. All materials provided, just bring your creative spirit! Ticket includes: snacks + all materials needed to make a small edition of valentines. Tickets are timed – each participant will get 1.5 hours to make. Generous sponsorship provided by: Two Hands Paperie.

Paint a Heart for a Good Cause at PoshSplat

Valentines Gifts Boulder

Photo Courtesy PoshSplat

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1PM

Cost: $35/person, Register here.

PoshSplat is hosting a fundraiser is in support of Clinica Family Health. For 40 years, Clinica Family Health has been providing high quality health care for children and adults who cannot afford health insurance. Last year, Clinica provided care to 50,000 individuals across 5 clinics in south Boulder, Broomfield and west Adams counties. Come out and paint for a good cause to help our neighbors get the health care they need. No experience necessary, a local artist will teach you step by step how to create the painting of the night and everyone will leave with a painting that is uniquely theirs! PoshSplat provides everything you need. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of each ticket sold will go to help this great cause.

Make Your Own: Alcohol Ink Tile

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Photo Courtesy McGuckin Hardware

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: McGuckin Hardware Store, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Looking for something unique, creative and handmade for your Valentine? Look no further! Stop by McGuckin Hardware to learn how to make your own alcohol ink…and then make a decorative tile of your very own to take home! You’ll be hooked by how easy and beautiful your tile turns out. McGuckin’s will provide the materials and show you a few techniques. This free workshop is open to adults and kids! Kids under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served and while supplies last.

Valentine Themed Card and Treat Box Class

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Photo Courtesy The Hidden Treasure 2

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: The Hidden Treasure 2, 2330 N. Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: $30, Register here.

Nothing says, “I Love You” more then something handmade from the heart. Express your love with your own personally made Valentine cards and treat box. Rae will lead you through all the steps to make that special card. To register please call the shop at 720-340-9951 or got to the classes page and fill out the form. Class sizes are limited so pre-registration is required to reserve your spot and have the needed supplies for class.

Paint a Custom Sign at Board & Brush

Valentines Gifts Boulder

Photo Courtesy Board & Brush Boulder, CO

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Board & Brush, 1655 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 12PM

Cost: $65, Register here.

Choose your own wood sign from Board & Brush‘s gallery of 100 plus designs! Check out this popular workshop and create a unique wood sign for your Valentine. Materials are customized just for you and you will be given step by step instructions to create a gorgeous piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint colors and wood stain colors in the workshop.

Make a Tree of Love Pendant

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Photo Courtesy Nomad Bead Merchant

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Nomad Bead Merchant, 1909 9th St #100, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1PM – 4PM

Cost: $45

Nomad Bead Merchants is offering a beading class teaching a Valentine variation on the classic Tree of Life pendant! The pendant is an excellent introduction to freeform wirework. Form and hammer frames, then anchor dozens of fine, bundled wires to create unique jeweled trees.

Valentine’s Rubber Stamp Workshop

Valentines Gifts Boulder

Photo Courtesy Blue Grama Stamps

When: Monday, February 12, 2018

Where: Blue Grama Stamps, 1390 Tipperary St, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Cost: $25, Register here.

Spend a couple hours in Blue Grama Stamps‘ studio celebrating love while learning how to make your very own hand-carved rubber stamp. Any design of your choice! No prior experience necessary, all skill levels welcome. Treat yourself or make it a date night – let the rubber shavings fly! Included with your ticket: all materials necessary for carving your rubber stamp, blank cards for stamping a unique greeting card for a loved one, one mini ink pad (your choice of color) and a drawstring bag for your stamp, a glass of wine (21+) / La Croix, sweet treats, pre-designed templates and creative assistance, a lovely night with fellow makers creating handmade art!

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