What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by making your own seasonal decorations while socializing with friends and family? Board & Brush, a DIY creative studio with locations in Cordova and Olive Branch, have multiple events for those looking for some holiday fun while unleashing their creativity.
Upon walking into Board & Brush’s Christmas Make and Take event, I was immediately immersed in the holiday spirit. Multiple large tables filled with art supplies lined the room. People were cutting, painting, laughing…some even sipping wine…as holiday tunes played in the background. That day I joined more than 200 other people itching to create, who had come to make holiday decor out of pieces of carved wood.
Board and Brush specialize in creating environments where people can bond over creativity. So it’s only fitting that the DIY venue hosts a series of events during one of the most beloved times of the year. The Christmas Make and Take will be followed by several other holiday workshops, including ornament and doormat creation.
The DIY studios are owned and operated by husband and wife duo, David and Amanda Wilson, whose love for making signs prompted them to buy into the national Board & Brush franchise. The Wilsons opened both of their locations (Cordova and Olive Branch) months apart in 2017. Since then more than 7,000 people have visited their BYOB studios to socialize and create.
“It’s an experience within itself. People like to create and hang out with their friends, and that’s what we p
rovide.”- David Wilson, Co-Owner (Board & Brush)
In addition to the walk-in events, which usually boast hundreds of people throughout the day, Board & Brush also offers standard workshops for smaller groups. These are usually limited to 30-35 people and require ticket purchases that can range from $40 to $65. Walk-in events are at a discounted rate and require patrons to sign-in upon arrival and await for an open slot. The studio can also be booked to host private events and holiday parties.
- November 23: Black Friday Personalized Holiday Doormat (Cordova)
- November 24: Personalized Holiday Doormat (Olive Branch)
- November 24: Parent and Child Christmas Workshop (Cordova)
- December 1: Parent and Child Christmas Workshop (Olive Branch)
- December 2: Christmas Make and Take (Cordova)
- December 8: Make and Take Wood Ornament Sets (Olive Branch)