A project offered by Rec Room Craft Co.

4 Local Craft Kits You Can Get Delivered to Your Door

Beat boredom while supporting local businesses.

By now you’re probably well aware that many local restaurants and bars are offering take-home meals kits and cocktail bundles. But did you know that local art studios and boutiques are getting in on the action too?

These four offer at-home craft kits that will help you break up your weekly routine.

(And your order will help them stay in business until they can safely open their doors again). 

Farmhouse Paint and Sip

Decide whether you’d like to paint your next masterpiece on traditional canvas or a wood sign. Then order all the materials you’ll need on this popular paint and sip cafe’s website, and have them delivered to you via DoorDash (yes, it works for more than just food!). Once you’ve got all your materials in place, you can visit Farmhouse’s Facebook page for a teacher-led tutorial on how to complete your project.

A project from Farmhouse Paint and Sip
A project from Farmhouse Paint and Sip

Flowers for Dreams

This florist, which donates a portion of its profits to different local charity each month, has started offering Zoom workshops. From May 1-3, they’ll be showing aspiring gardeners how to pot and propagate houseplants. And from May 16-17 they’ll be offering a tutorial on how to make a sunny, summer bouquet. Sign up for either, and they’ll deliver all the materials you’ll need for the workshop to your doorstep. 

Rec Room

Rec Room normally operates as a combination bar and craft studio, where you can order mixed drinks while working on a craft project of your choosing. While Safer at Home remains in place, it’s turned itself into a DIY crafting center on wheels, by delivering crafting kits directly to its customers (delivery is free if you live within 10 miles of its Walker’s Point headquarters and 5 if you live within 15). The projects range in price from $18-38.

Splash Studio

This East Side painting bar from the same creative team behind Nine Below, Axe MKE and NorthSouth Club is now shipping its projects to craft-hungry Milwaukeeans. We’re currently eyeing its $10 Cross Stitch Kits, which can be customized with messages like “I Made This in Quarantine” and “Wash Your F***ing Hands.”

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.