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Homemade Holidays

Go DIY this season with eleven crafty classes on everything from baking to card-making.

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The watercolor course at 92YTribeca.  

HOME DÉCOR

Make Your Own Glass Ornament
3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave., nr. Stagg St., Williamsburg; 718-715-4961
Learn the basics of glass manipulation with a torch. Come with sketches or ideas of what you want your ornament to look like.
When: December 18, 2:30–6:30 p.m.
Price: $80 for members, $100 for non-members.
Register by December 13 online.

Paint a Watercolor
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., nr. 92nd St.; 212-415-5500
Create small paintings for your friends and family. No experience necessary!
When: December 4, 1:30–4 p.m., four sessions
Cost: $185
Register online.

Make a Wreath
Sprout Home Brooklyn, 44 Grand St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg; 718-388-4440
Make and decorate your own custom wreath using holiday greens, branches, and berries.
When: December 2, 6–7 p.m.
Cost: Free; materials fees $35–$75
To register, e-mail Sprout Home Brooklyn.


FOOD


Peach-vanilla pie from the Pie Intensive at the Brooklyn Kitchen.  

Bake Holiday Breads
The Brooklyn Kitchen Labs, 100 Frost St., at Meeker Ave., Williamsburg; 718-389-2982
From gingerbread to challah, there's nothing better than a warm loaf on a cold day. Learn some bread-baking secrets and pick up a few new recipes to share in this workshop.
When: November 29, 6:30–9 p.m.
Cost: $65

Can Chutney
The Brooklyn Kitchen Labs
Cute cans of sweet Chutney make a great gift for people in that "I don't know you very well" category. No previous cooking experience necessary.
When: November 30, 6:30–9 p.m.
Cost: $40

Make Holiday Sweets With Liddabit Treats
The Brooklyn Kitchen Labs
Liz and Jen of Liddabit walk you through the artisanal sweet-making process, using seasonal, local ingredients.
When: December 7, 6:30–9 p.m.
Cost: $50

Pie Intensive With Millicent Souris of Roebling Tea Room
The Brooklyn Kitchen Labs
Millicent, formerly of Egg, whips up delectable pies on the regular at Roebling Tea Room and now, for one day only, teaches her secret recipes. You'll leave with a pie and the know-how to make more.
When: December 15, 6:30– 9 p.m.
Cost: $50.
Register for all Brooklyn Kitchen courses online.


CRAFTS

Visit the Handmade Holiday Craft Fair
3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave., nr. Stagg St., Williamsburg; 718-715-4961
In addition to local crafts for purchase, there will be DIY printmaking, flocking, and sewing lessons. Live music from Zoz Beat and Respect Two, beats by D.J. Clay Franklin, and cheap Intelligentsia coffee and cocktails will help you get in the holiday spirit.
When: December 4, noon–6 p.m.
Cost: Free
RSVP online.


Collage-making at 92YTribeca.  

Make a Collage
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., nr. 92nd St.; 212-415-5500
Flash back to your cut-and-paste days and use art supplies and objects from your everyday life to create a completely unique gift.
When: December 1, 7–9:30 p.m., four sessions
Cost: $185
Register online.


CARDS


A handmade greeting card from the course at 92YTribeca.  

Hand-Make Holiday Cards
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., nr. Canal St.; 212-601-1000
Make your own holiday cards using rubber stamps, fun paper, and wacky sparkles. Everything is supplied (just BYO scissors).
When: December 2, 1 p.m.
Cost: $55
Register online.


FLOWERS


A holiday arrangement from Sprout Home Brooklyn.  

Create a Centerpiece
Sprout Home Brooklyn, 44 Grand St., nr. Kent Ave., Williamsburg; 718-388-4440
Create a table centerpiece or a simple arrangement of seasonal flowers and foliage—the perfect hostess gift.
When: December 19, noon–2 p.m.
Cost: Free; $100 optional materials fee
To register, e-mail Sprout Home Brooklyn.


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