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Six Do-It-Yourself Ways to Find Creative Fun in Myrtle Beach

It seems you can’t swing a Myrtle Beach t-shirt without hitting a souvenir stand, gift shop or beachwear store on the Grand Strand, and many of them carry the same merchandise.

The best way to take home a one-of-a-kind keepsake is to do it yourself, and the Myrtle Beach area has a booming selection of DIY opportunities to make your own masterpiece.

From paintings to pottery and all sorts of arts and crafts projects, Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort guests can have a good time while exploring their creative sides at these DIY hot spots:

AR Workshop Myrtle Beach: Located in the Carolina Forest section of Myrtle Beach, this national franchise takes arts and crafts to the next level. Offering several classes with experienced and entertaining instructors, AR Myrtle Beach makes it interesting and fun. Build hand-painted and wood-framed signs, stuff, sew and decorate canvas pillows, or design your own wine bottle opener. It could come in handy since AR Myrtle Beach allows BYOB parties for adults. Family-friendly and kids-only events are also offered.

Coastal Bohemian Studio: This studio has quickly become a hub for the local arts community, especially those who like a hands-on experience. Coastal Bohemian Studio offers daily classes in a wide variety of projects, including seashell windows, collage paper making, beach signs, chalk paintings, paper flowers and more. Many classes are as low as $15 per person, although some require extra fees for supplies.

Creations from the Sand: Practice up on the beach before hitting this unique studio that allows patrons to create works of art out of sand. Play in their sand box and make hand prints, seashells, sea creatures, drawings, sketches and other images that will remind you of your vacation to Myrtle Beach, then watch the staff preserve and pack your creation for the trip home. This specialty kiosk is located just a few blocks south of Compass Cove.

Harry the Potter: Make your own pottery and have your own party at Harry the Potter in Myrtle Beach. Featuring more than 1,000 pieces of pottery to paint, visitors can find or make their favorites and personalize them to their own tastes. Decorate plates, platters, figurines, football helmets and almost anything else you can imagine. Harry the Potter also offers parties and group gatherings that are both fun and functional.

High Tide Glass Studio: Learn how to blow glass and decorate it yourself at this specialty studio. Available by appointment only, High Tide Glass Studio offers hands on instruction, as well as pre-blown items for those who just want to personalize a beautiful piece of glass.

Wine and Design: Art class was never as fun as this national franchise, which allows patrons to paint while enjoying a little liquid confidence to express themselves on the canvas. Located at The Market Common, Wine and Design offers regular classes as well as private parties, where adults can BYOB and snacks. Instructors make easy, even for the artistically challenged, to create a beautiful painting and enjoy themselves while doing it.

Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort also holds regular arts and crafts projects for children as part of their summer Kids Club activities. Many of the projects are free while others require a small fee for materials. Watch them decorate seashells, paint beach scenes and other fun activities.

The nearby AC Moore and Michael’s also provide regular arts and crafts projects where you can make your own, unique souvenir to help remember your Myrtle Beach vacation. Book your vacation with us today and get ready to get creative.


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