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Make It Boston: Crafty alternatives to Black Friday

Posted by Melissa Massello  November 27, 2013 08:00 AM

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Tons of awesome events come across our desks each week. Make It Boston is how we'll share our favorite ways to get out, get crafty, and make things in and around Boston.

Not into stampeding the local mall for the latest "it" toy or hot electronic? Yeah, neither are we. Here's what's happening in the Hub in the next week that doesn't require camping out in the wee hours, plus shows support for local businesses and makers:


Downtown Boston Holiday Market Opens
Saturday 11/30, 10 a.m.
Downtown Crossing
Free

It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays: the craft market in Downtown Crossing opens for its 5th year this Saturday. Check out rotating jewelry makers, potters, crafters, food vendors, and more as they set up shop next to Macy's.

Wreath DIY with Jen Loves Kev
Saturday 11/30, Noon to 2 p.m.
Crompton Collective
Worcester, MA
Tickets: $6

Tis the season for wreaths! Put together some holiday door décor with DIY blogger Jen Loves Kev. And you can get your shopping done with the makers and vendors at Crompton Collective! Win win.

Roslindale Village Small Business Saturday
Saturday 11/30, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Roslindale Village
Free

Mayor Menino steps out to Rozzie for their Small Business Saturday events, including tours of local shops, music, performances, the village tree lighting, and an appearance from Santa himself.

Wreath Making Workshop with Foret Design Studio
Thursday 12/5, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
West Elm
Fenway
Tickets: $65

West Elm has a reputation of supporting local makers. Make a seasonal wreath with floral greenery, led by Erin Heath and Rose Mattos of Foret Design Studio. Local fave Taza will also be there so you can snack while you DIY.

~Tara

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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
Tara Bellucci is a Boston-based writer that lives for fonts, food, and flea market finds. Whether decorating jars of her homemade jam for The Boston More »

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