Now that the weather is getting better and the vaccination strategy has been announced, we are already longing for post-lockdown outings. Yet we still have to wait patiently... Are you still looking for original and sustainable activities to cheer up the March showers and April whims? Then be sure to read on, because in this blog post we share a number of unmissable 'do it yourself' (DIY) corona proof experiences for your 'personal bubble' or as a gift.
Make your own bag
At the Monsak atelier in Amsterdam you can attend wonderful workshops that will teach you how to make your own leather handbag. Are you interested? Book your spot through the Monsak website.
Is Amsterdam a bit too far away for you? No worries. You can order great DIY kits on the Monsak website. With these you can easily make your own pouch or hip bag from sustainable leather at home. The kits are tested and approved by the full COSH! team!
Monsak DIY boxes
The kits are very accessible thanks to the clear instructions and you don't need a sewing machine. Can't wait to walk the streets proudly with your unique, homemade handbag? Then take a look here.
Make your own natural cleaning products and cosmetics
Besides Anne Drake's well-known workshops, you can now also find handy boxes on her webshop with which you can learn to make your own natural cleaning products and cosmetics. Thanks to the online instruction video, this is a very accessible and fun activity. Anne Drake just released a new workshop box that guarantees you soft lips. This package contains enough ingredients to make up to 20 vegan Baobab lip balms.Anne Drake DIY boxes
Bake your own vegan cake
Keen to bake your own cake or make some sweet snacks? Then you will definitely be a fan of the healthy baking mixes from Løv | Elly. With the boxes, you can easily make your own granola, banana bread or snickers cake! The baking mixes come with a clear recipe and are therefore super easy! Moreover, you know exactly what you are eating. The ingredients do not contain any added sugars or e-numbers and they are vegan! Is your mouth watering already? Take a look at the webshop of Løv | Elly.
Repair your beloved leather item
It is currently very tempting for many people to order new items. However, at HOIHOI, you can have your beloved leather item repaired or refurbished to enjoy it even longer and extend the life of your pair of shoes or handbag. HOIHOI is located in Oosterzele near Ghent, but you can also have your item repaired completely contactless via shipping.repair your item at HoiHoi
Make your own terrazzo coasters
House Raccoon offers you a DIY kit that you can get very creative with. With the kit you make 2 to 3 unique design terrazzo coasters. Because of the different colours in the kit you are sure to make a coaster that fits your taste and interior. For each DIY kit sold, House Raccoon also plants a tree.
Besides the creative moments at home, we can already start dreaming of activities outside the house when the lockdown is lifted. We give you some ideas for great workshops in the near future. Use the workshop filter on COSH! and/or choose in which city you want to give someone a memorable experience.
Crochet and knitting workshops tailored to your needs
Ulla is the place to be for custom macramé, crochet and knitting workshops. This in Lochristi or at the comfort of your home. Assemble your own group and enjoy a few hours where you will learn a lot from Sofie's expertise in these different areas. For now, you can also contact her for one-on-one video chat advice to bring all your creative projects to a successful end.workshops Ulla
Learn how to felt in Bruges
You can find Katrien Perquy in her atelier in Bruges. She will teach you the organic colouring process and felting in tailor-made workshops. Ideal for a relaxing and creative afternoon.workshops Katrien Perquy
Make your own candles
In Bruges there is also Ecocandle where you learn to make candles in an environmentally friendly way. A fun activity for adults and children to get involved with. At Ecocandle they also offer creation days, birthday parties and summer camps for children from 6 to 12.Workshops ecocandle
Hopefully, we were able to inspire you with this blog post. Keep an eye on our channels because as soon as our retailers are allowed to organize more workshops in-store, we will definitely expand our experience and workshop list again! Want to discover more sustainable stores and workshops? Take a look at our shopping guide!