Mother-daughter duo Cindy and Christy Campbell are giving friends and family in North Central San Antonio a way to spend time together by doing crafts.
“My mom and I always loved to craft together,” said Christy Campbell. “It’s definitely making a comeback. We can see that with Pinterest and other blogs on the internet. There are definitely so many people who want to start crafting, but they don’t necessarily want to spend the money to buy supplies.”
The pair recently opened DIY Studio, located at 6408 N. New Braunfels Ave. in the Sunset Ridge shopping center. It’s a family-friendly destination encouraging people of all ages to stop by and enjoy the fun of crafting.
Customers are given supplies for an activity of their choice and a step-by-step instruction sheet. During the experience, usually about three hours or so, instructors circle the studio offering assistance.
Campbell, who is a photographer, majored in art in college; her mother is a certified public accountant. The two love being creative together, which is one of the reasons they wanted to open the studio.
“This strip center, we think, is the perfect place for us. There are so many locally owned businesses around here in such a wide variety,” Campbell said. “It’s perfect!”
The Campbells have chosen some of their favorite, easy-to-create crafts for customers to personalize — from signs to string art.
“We’re flexible with the ideas you have in how you want to customize. You’re not constrained to making one thing that looks exactly like what’s on the wall,” Christy Campbell added.
DIY Studio does not take a classroom approach to crafting. Campbell said they stay true to the do-it-yourself aspect.
Customers are encouraged to bring their own beverage, including alcohol. DIY Studio provides plastic cups and sells wine glasses. Snacks also are permitted.
Parties are welcome, with the studio large enough to host birthday parties, bridal showers and a lot more. Reservations can be made online.
Hours are 4-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1-9 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Sundays and Mondays are open for private events.
6408 N. New Braunfels Ave. For more, call 210-320-0342, or visit diystudiosa.com or facebook.com/diystudiosa.