Thank you Hobby Prodigy and Ten Four Social for hosting a complimentary evening in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Does anyone else dream of a Pinterest-inspired home full of beautiful DIY projects? I know I do. But when it comes down to actually gathering supplies and making something worth displaying I quickly become more of a #pinterestfail type of person haha. Well (thankfully) that’s where Hobby Prodigy comes in! For all of the Pittsburgh locals, Hobby Prodigy is your one stop shop for the perfect craft night.
I had the opportunity to see what Hobby Prodigy is all about and I have to say that I am OBSESSED. When you go to Hobby Prodigy, you’re given a craft menu to choose exactly what you’d like to make. Most other craft and sip establishments (think paint night events) require every person there to make the same project, but at Hobby Prodigy, every person in your party can make something different if they’d like! They offer projects like photo coasters (which I made), string art, jewelry, distressed wooden signs and more. And it’s not just a girly night out–there are power tools and more manly crafts (so you can get your husband to go too 😉 ), such as a wooden six pack caddy or a magnetic catch bottle opener.
After you select the craft you’d like to make, you’re given the instructions. There are numerous stations around the room where you can gather your materials and tools. Rather than attending an instructor-lead class and worrying about falling behind, you are able to work at your own pace. The Hobby Prodigy employees are there to check on you and assist if needed but other than that it’s totally hands on. You’re also able to bring your own food and drink (wine and beer are allowed) so you can just hang out and craft!
Hobby Prodigy is the perfect idea for date night, girls night out, or just hanging out with friends. A craft night out would even make the perfect gift (or head there to make a sentimental DIY gift!). There were so many projects that I thought would make really great gifts if they were personalized. So, I asked about it and the employees told me that if you see a craft from their menu that you’d like to personalize, you can email the idea a few days in advance and they’ll get it all ready for you! How cool is that??! For example, I made the photo coasters with a map of Pittsburgh but if I wanted to do a family photos I could email the photos over and they would print them out and have them ready to go. My sister made the string art with the Pittsburgh Pirates P but if she wanted to do her last initial they could make that possible too!
If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, I highly recommend checking out Hobby Prodigy. I had such a great experience and the aesthetic of the studio is to die for! All of the employees are so kind + helpful and they truly want you to have a great time and create something you love. Hobby Prodigy is located in The Mall at Robinson and is open seven days a week during mall hours. You don’t need a reservation to craft but if you choose to do so, you can make a reservation in person, over the phone or online. Hobby Prodigy will also host private parties so you and your guests can bring out your inner creative genius. Crafts cost anywhere from $25-$50 per person depending on the craft so it’s definitely an affordable and fun activity!
A few more looks at the studio here: