4 DIY Workshops Sure to Inspire

Hardwood Cruiser Skateboard
The Workshop Build a skateboard deck from scratch and learn how to operate a wide selection of woodshop equipment, including a table saw and drill press. Open to anyone who has completed the Woodshop Basics class.    Other classes Look out for a class on making a butcher-block board and a bluetooth speaker.
Duration 2 sessions (3 hours each)
Price $185
The Place Urban Workshop, 365 Clinton St., Costa Mesa, 949-296-2153, urbanworkshop.net

Watercolor Tote & Tassel
The Workshop Create an original pineapple watercolor painting, which is then screen-printed onto a canvas tote. Add a pop of color and whimsy by crafting your own tassel. 
Other classes Try your hand at indigo dyeing or make a hanging macramé planter.
Duration 2 hours
Price $85
The Place The Soul Project, 1516 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949-494-0489, soulproject.com

Personalized Wood Sign
The Workshop Choose your paint colors, type of wood stain, and level of distress. Learn how to hand-stencil a custom, decorative sign for your home. Other classes Create a rustic, wooden American flag.
Duration 3 hours
Price $65 (plus $10 to $20 for reclaimed wood plank)
The Place Ty’s Wood Sign, 1954 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, 949-432-7818, 19thandwest.com

Paper Flowers
The Workshop Sara Kim, a bridal accessories designer and paper florist, teaches how to make these vibrant and lifelike paper blooms. Learn to incorporate them into your home or make them for special occasions.
Other Classes Make paper succulents or brush up on your hand-lettering skills.
Duration 2 hours
Price $55
The Place M.Lovewell, 305-104 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana, 657-245-3553, mlovewell.com

All photos by Priscilla Iezzi

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