From traditional crafts like sewing and woodworking to creative upcycling and papercraft, the local DIY scene is on the rise. Many of the arts collectives and organizations behind the Prague maker movement are offering holiday workshops that let you create a stunning gift with your own two hands. Some are free, a few charge admission, but all will put you into the giving spirit.
The Little Mole preschool is running a cake pops workshop fundraiser for the Krč Orphanage with proceeds from this family-friendly event going to charity.
Paper Christmas Workshop at Museum Kampa
This open workshop will focus on making paper ornaments and wrapping paper; biscuits and mulled wine included in the price of admission (200 CZK).
Christmas at Muddum Studio
Make Christmas decorations or purchase pottery and watch a holiday film at this event in the popular Letná ceramics studio.
Soffa Friends Woodworking Class
Glossy bi-lingual lifestyles publication Soffa magazine is giving a wood engraving workshop with designer Janka Murínová. Make cutting boards, spoons, bowls, and more.
Sewing Christmas Decorations Workshop
Opened in 2015, Strojovna is a sewing studio in Vršovice that is offering an instructional Christmas sewing course on tablecloths, aprons, potholders, and pillowcases.
SRNA Glass Workshop
This glass recycling collective turns discarded wine and whiskey bottles from Prague restaurants into gorgeous glassware; bring a bottle to their workshop at Centralia Cafe and leave with a wonderfully unique gift.
Christmas Cards Workshop
The Hungry for Change community space hosts regular crafting nights; this one is with a holiday twist.
Craftology Gang Workshop
This Prague 5 crafting studio presents a day of papermaking, gingerbread baking, and shopping (a clothes bazaar is part of the festivities).
Make a Gift Box at DIY Praha
Learn to work in cherry, walnut, and other hardwood at this woodworking class suitable for beginners and taught in English and Czech in the new Holešovice space of the popular multipurpose work space.
Many of these organizations have regular workshops and courses beyond the holidays. Connect with their Facebook pages for regular updates.