Crafts & Drafts

We're finally getting our own studio space, help us open your craft home away from home!

Ananda
Art + Music
$515
pledged of $6,500 goal
10
Backers
0
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Project Description

Hi there! I own Crafts & Drafts, Austin’s source for craft classes. It’s currently a popup event company hosting craft classes in bars and breweries around town. We offer a wide range of fully customizable projects from our fun and popular wine glass painting party to learning how build your own industrial pipe lamp completely from scratch, and a whole lotta stuff in between! There’s no experience necessary and all of our classes are just about getting creative and having a great time!

You can check out our website here: www.crafts-drafts.com

I’ve been running this business as a popup in bars for almost 3 years now and have always wanted to open a studio space where we can offer YOU better service, MORE projects, and MORE class availability! I’ve recently found a great space in a great location and decided it was time for Crafts & Drafts to take that next step and grow.

 

 

This new location will give us the opportunity to offer new classes for you, learn more about what projects you want to make so we can offer new and better classes, a private party and event space for all your celebrations, and the availability to offer you your own craft home away from home with supplies, instruction and fun EVERY DAY!

 

Finding a great space that fit all of Crafts & Drafts needs seemed like it would be a daunting task. When I set out to start looking I thought it would be a long road of looking at lots of spaces in less than stellar locations, negotiating ever increasing rent prices in a growing city like Austin, not so nice spaces that need tons of renovations, and so on. As it happened, the universe had other plans. The VERY FIRST space I saw was perfect! I did more looking and homework just to be extra sure but this is it, I’ve found Crafts & Drafts future home! I do NOT want to lose this amazing space but I need your help to make it happen since everything is happening so fast. I’m SO EXCITED and I can’t wait to open soon and get crafty with you! Let’s make this happen!

 

 

REWARDS to thank you for being awesome and helping us achieve the dream of opening our very own studio for Crafts & Drafts! Every level of donation means SO MUCH and there’s lots of goodies for you to enjoy that you can only get by supporting Crafts & Drafts through our crowdfunding campaign to show our appreciation! Whether you’re here in Austin or somewhere else, want to go solo or have a big party with friends, we have some great rewards to suit everyone!

 

 

Our mission is to bring you a place you can come too and get crafty. To learn something new, make something you love, and have fun while doing it! We also want to help you check out of the stressful day to day grind. On the surface it might look like we’re just goofing off - giving cheesy toasts and painting and enjoying a beer or three… But in today’s fast paced world we often don’t take enough time out to just play and refresh our mind and energy.

 


It’s scientifically proven that getting creative has some serious positive impacts on your mental and emotional health. Read: STRESS RELIEF!  CNN reports that creative activities impact the body in a way similar to meditation. It’s like yoga for for your brain! There are tons of studies toting the health benefits of getting crafty. This article from Berkeley cites a few we like - it staves off Alzheimer's, lowers anxiety levels, reduces stress, helps people cope with illness and tragedies and so much more. It might not even feel like you’re doing all these good things for yourself but our events are often the only couple hours that week you put down your phone, don’t think about work, don’t think about your endless to-do list, and just immerse yourself in a project. You need that time, it’s so good for you!

There are some great rewards and exclusive goodies for you to show my appreciation for your support and donations. I’m so excited to finally be realizing my dream of opening a studio space for Crafts & Drafts and I can’t wait for you to be able to come and get creative with us!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

05/08/2018
Girls Night Out Package
$150
05/08/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$10
05/08/2018
Mini Project Class Pass
$25
05/08/2018
Early Bird Exclusive 🎨🎉
$50
05/09/2018
Early Bird Exclusive 🎨🎉
$50
05/11/2018
Girls Night Out Package
$150
05/14/2018
Decal - These are too cute not to put everywhere!
$15
05/14/2018
Decal - These are too cute not to put everywhere!
$10
05/15/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$5
06/05/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Contribute
$50
Early Bird Exclusive 🎨🎉

Grab your bestie and get ready to get crafty - 2 tickets to any mini or deluxe event, 2 decals, & beer! Only 5 available during the first 48 hrs of our campaign. After that this deal will be gone!  Reg $140 Value

2 Supporters
None available
$10
Decal - These are too cute not to put everywhere!

Snag an exclusive decal designed by owner and founder, Ananda, for this campaign inspired by Crafts & Drafts projects and our signature snarky stencils and toasts from our events! Great for your car, mugs, laptop, and more.

Choose one: don't be a cactass, dream catcher, #craftaholic, or life is brewtiful

2 Supporters
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$20
DIY Donut Keychain Kit + FB Live Party!

Get your crafty on with our DIY Donut Keychain Kit! We'll send you everything you need to make your own super cute donut keychain with instructions PLUS we'll be having a Facebook live party you can join to follow along making your keychain, just like you were here in Austin with us at a Crafts & Drafts event! 

0 Supporters
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$25
Mini Project Class Pass

1 ticket to any event in our mini project category when we open! This currently includes wine or pint glass painting, pic strips, and more new projects to come! Reg $35 value

1 Supporter
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$35
Deluxe Project Class Pass

1 ticket to any event in our deluxe project category when we open! This category includes MOST of our projects plus more new projects when we open. Reg $55 value

0 Supporters
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$55
Premium Project Class Pass

1 ticket to any event in our premium project category when we open! This category includes our unique, specialty projects like our popular beer bottle openers and pipe lamp class plus new projects when we open. Reg $75 value 

0 Supporters
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$100
Crafter's Club

Can't decide which project you can't wait to make? You don't have too! Join the Crafter's Club and get 1 ticket to a class every month for 3 months. Good for any level - mini, deluxe and premium! Reg up to a $225 value.

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$200
Sponsor A New Project

Sponsor a new project! We want to offer a lot of new projects when we open but supplies are expensive and we need your help. You’ll get to work with us to create a new project offering that you'd like to see us have, like calligraphy, wood burning, etc. You’ll also get 2 free tickets to your class one time and sponsorship credit whenever we do that project! 

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$275
Private Painting Party

Wine or pint glass painting party for up 12 guests in our new private party room! Great for bachelorette parties, birthdays, or just because. Exclusive discount only available during this campaign.

$420 value

0 Supporters
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$300
Long Distance Glass Painting Party

Not in Austin? You can still have a glass painting party right in your own home! We’ll ship you all the supplies, instructions, and even our signature glass stencils for a paint party for 12 guests. Choose either wine or pint glasses. Plus you’ll get a video call from our founder Ananda to introduce your project, explain how to do it, and get the party started. 

15 Left
0 Supporters
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$500
Premium Private Party

Private party for up to 10 guests when we open with your choice of any premium project.

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$1,000
​​​​​​​Tacos, Crafts, Cervezas Oh My!

Have a fiesta for 15 people that includes tacos, beer, and your choice of any mini or deluxe project! 🌮🎨🍺

Reg $1500 value

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$2,500
Corporate Carnival

Tacos, Crafts, Cervezas Oh My! Private party for up to 30, great for a corporate event or a big birthday party! Includes tacos, beer, and your choice of any mini or deluxe project.

10 Left
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Contribute
$50
Early Bird Exclusive 🎨🎉

Grab your bestie and get ready to get crafty - 2 tickets to any mini or deluxe event, 2 decals, & beer! Only 5 available during the first 48 hrs of our campaign. After that this deal will be gone!  Reg $140 Value

2 Supporters
None available
$10
Decal - These are too cute not to put everywhere!

Snag an exclusive decal designed by owner and founder, Ananda, for this campaign inspired by Crafts & Drafts projects and our signature snarky stencils and toasts from our events! Great for your car, mugs, laptop, and more.

Choose one: don't be a cactass, dream catcher, #craftaholic, or life is brewtiful

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
DIY Donut Keychain Kit + FB Live Party!

Get your crafty on with our DIY Donut Keychain Kit! We'll send you everything you need to make your own super cute donut keychain with instructions PLUS we'll be having a Facebook live party you can join to follow along making your keychain, just like you were here in Austin with us at a Crafts & Drafts event! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Mini Project Class Pass

1 ticket to any event in our mini project category when we open! This currently includes wine or pint glass painting, pic strips, and more new projects to come! Reg $35 value

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$35
Deluxe Project Class Pass

1 ticket to any event in our deluxe project category when we open! This category includes MOST of our projects plus more new projects when we open. Reg $55 value

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$55
Premium Project Class Pass

1 ticket to any event in our premium project category when we open! This category includes our unique, specialty projects like our popular beer bottle openers and pipe lamp class plus new projects when we open. Reg $75 value 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Crafter's Club

Can't decide which project you can't wait to make? You don't have too! Join the Crafter's Club and get 1 ticket to a class every month for 3 months. Good for any level - mini, deluxe and premium! Reg up to a $225 value.

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Sponsor A New Project

Sponsor a new project! We want to offer a lot of new projects when we open but supplies are expensive and we need your help. You’ll get to work with us to create a new project offering that you'd like to see us have, like calligraphy, wood burning, etc. You’ll also get 2 free tickets to your class one time and sponsorship credit whenever we do that project! 

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$275
Private Painting Party

Wine or pint glass painting party for up 12 guests in our new private party room! Great for bachelorette parties, birthdays, or just because. Exclusive discount only available during this campaign.

$420 value

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$300
Long Distance Glass Painting Party

Not in Austin? You can still have a glass painting party right in your own home! We’ll ship you all the supplies, instructions, and even our signature glass stencils for a paint party for 12 guests. Choose either wine or pint glasses. Plus you’ll get a video call from our founder Ananda to introduce your project, explain how to do it, and get the party started. 

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Premium Private Party

Private party for up to 10 guests when we open with your choice of any premium project.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
​​​​​​​Tacos, Crafts, Cervezas Oh My!

Have a fiesta for 15 people that includes tacos, beer, and your choice of any mini or deluxe project! 🌮🎨🍺

Reg $1500 value

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Corporate Carnival

Tacos, Crafts, Cervezas Oh My! Private party for up to 30, great for a corporate event or a big birthday party! Includes tacos, beer, and your choice of any mini or deluxe project.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward