This summer, Rec Room Craft Co., a craft studio and bar, opened in Walker's Point with 20 different craft projects from wood projects to flask covers, and recently the fun spot revealed new projects for the holidays.
The festive winter crafts include Milwaukee-themed, etched-glass drinking glasses, holiday stocking holders, unique wreaths, vintage ornaments, wood beer caddies and more.
"Instead of big-boxing it this year for some of the people on your list, why don't you make them something that they'll actually use?" asks Rec Room Craft Co. owner Krista Bach.
People can stop in to create (reservations are recommended) or sign up for one of the myriad workshops that are available during the month of December:
- Create-your-own string-art stocking holder workshop on Sunday, Dec. 1.
- Make a unique holiday wreath for yourself or as a gift at the workshop coming up on Sunday, Dec. 8.
- Try your elf hands at numerous workshops to create retro silk or diorama-style ornaments.
- Create popular-this-year string art projects with LED lights during one of numerous workshops.
- Rec. Room Craft Co. will also host a kid-friendly, drop-in ornament bar for Shop Small Saturday on Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"It's no secret we have a sincere love for all things vintage so of course we're bringing back some retro projects like tinsel wreaths and diorama ornaments, but we definitely have traditional options as well," says Bach.
Rec Room Craft Co. features a full bar and holiday-themed cocktails for the season and the festive space is available for office holiday parties in December or January.
"We love working with companies to plan unique team events, either here at our studio, or we can even come to you," says Bach. "Happy holi-DIY to all."
All project and workshop information can be found at recroomcraftco.com.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.