Wanna get crafty? The super talented and creative Renee Elliot, who runs the Toronto-based fashion, food and lifestyle blog Eat. Live. Shop. (honestly, check it out, she can do EVERYTHING), is running a series of Holiday DIY workshops during the month of December. Learn how to make personalized holiday gift tags and cards, your own bracelet or your own stocking out of recycled knit sweaters!

The first workshop was held last Thursday at Bicyclette Boutique (peep the pics here) and the rest of the series will take place at Re: Style Studio (344 Westmoreland Ave. #104A, near Dupont and Dufferin). The workshops also include tea and sweet treats and you get to take home your finished product! It’s a fun way to stay cozy and bring out your inner artist. My inner artist is more like a hyperactive child with the attention span of a puppy (paint splatters, glue in my hair, giant blobs of glitter in random places), but who knows, maybe you’ll discover a Martha Stewart side of yourself you didn’t know existed!

For more info on the workshops (dates, class descriptions, prices, etc.), go here and check out more of Renee’s work on her Handmade with Style column on Sweetspot every Friday.

~ Lindsay Tapscott