Just because you’re doing it yourself doesn’t mean you have to do it alone! If you find yourself itching for a little DIY project to add just the right personal touch to your place, these local shops are here to help!

Plus, they’ve got plenty of perks for you to find over at Towny, your online guide to shopping local. Prefer to have easy access to Towny on the go? Download the free Towny app for all the same deals, in the palm of your hand!

  • Add an extra personal touch to the dinner table with dishware painted by you + yours. Select from the assortment of ceramic pottery available at Practically Pikasso to create works of art as beautiful as the snacks and suppers they’ll hold. You can also create colorful masterpieces of coasters at the studio’s glass fusing classes. Now don your smock and get van Gogh-ing!

  • Turn your projects from sew-sew to threadfully impressive with the help of Waco’s own Sew & Quilt Store. With sewing machines, fabrics, and accessories to boot, the Sew & Quilt Store seams like a treasure trove for the fabric-loving DIYer. Plus their calendar of almost-daily classes ensures you’ll get all the help you needle for your next sewing project!

  • If you find that the finer arts are calling your name, then a field trip to MC Art Supply is essential. With inks and brushes, paints and pencils galore, MC Art Supply carries everything you need to create your latest and greatest pièce de résistance. Just promise you’ll remember us when you make it big.

  • Looking for a little inpso? Join the creative community of artists that dwells at Cultivate 7Twelve. Come and admire the works featured at their rotating art galleries, OR hop in on a class and learn alongside other local art-enthusiasts. And, just in case your DIY did not go as planned (hey, it happens—you got the next one though!), you can always while away your woes at one of the studio’s yoga or dance classes.

  • Watch your green thumb blossom with a little help from Baylor Flowers! They offer private floral arrangement classes for groups who are dying to dig in and get their hands a little dirty…with myrtle leaves and dahlias that is. So gather your gals, call up your kiddos, or round up your reading club and schedule a class at Baylor Flowers. Besides, who says “DIY” can’t include “you + yours”??

Now get out, get crafty, and get local with these shops and more on Towny! Happy DIY-ing!