Do-it-yourself craft studio Pinspiration to open in Suntree

Barbara Daigle is the owner of the Pinspiration in Suntree.

Work is just beginning in preparation for the opening of Pinspiration, a do-it-yourself arts and craft studio in Suntree, but the excitement is already building.

Inspired by Pinterest, the studio, which is part of a franchise, is coming to the Suntree Square Shopping Center at 7777 N. Wickham Road. Getting the locale ready is well underway.

“I’m so excited about it,” said owner Barbara Daigle, who left the corporate world to open the new studio. “I was looking for something to do that I really enjoy.”

Daigle said the studio will have something for everyone, from young children to senior citizens. It will include a wide variety of arts and craft projects from which to choose.

It’s already extremely popular in other areas. Pinspiration offered franchises in 2018, and 41 studios opened or are opening soon. Two are in the Orlando area, with more across Florida.

“It is limitless on what we will be able to offer,”

she said.

Most classes will be two to three hours. In addition, if a class of a particular craft is not regularly offered, one could be created if enough people are interested. Classes can be designed for groups.

“If I can get enough interest in a particular craft, then I can set up a class for it,” Daigle said.

Pinspiration in Melbourne also will offer off-site classes for seniors in assisted living facilities and for other groups.

At Pinspiration, customers create crafts from project kits and work at their own pace. Projects change to reflect trends and customer input. The crafts can be open-ended and tutorial-led. Customers can come up with their own ideas, or they can choose from ever-changing projects.

Children’s birthday parties, corporate team-building and other special events can be hosted at Pinspiration.

The studio will include a beer, wine and mimosa bar. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Daigle said one of her two sons was never inclined to arts and crafts but was extremely interested in some of the crafts she will offer.

“If my 24-year-old can get hooked on crafts, everybody is going to love it,” she said.