Pinch of Salt preview: Paiko’s DIY

downloadPaiko botanical boutique will be among several vendors hosting fun DIY workshops at Saturday’s Pinch of Salt for the Holidays, a free pop-up shopping event that runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 683 Auahi St. in the Pinch of Salt Warehouse behind Starbucks. (Free parking will be available at the Comp USA lot and at 555 South St.)

Paiko co-owner Tamara Rigney gave us a preview of what she’ll be teaching participants to make — a cool little tillandsia-sea urchin jellyfish ornament. “I thought it was a cute idea,” Rigney says. “It’s easy enough for kids to do, and it ties into the beach theme of Hawaii. Plus, it doesn’t have to go on a Christmas tree. It’s something that will keep lasting.”

The workshop takes place at the Paiko shop (675 Auahi St.) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and costs $15. Rigney says children as young as 5 should have no trouble crafting together the living ornament, which takes 10-15 minutes to make and another 15 minutes to dry.

touse“The great thing about air plants is that all they need is water; no soil is needed. So if you take care of them, they’ll keep living for many Christmases to come,” Rigney says.

Here’s the full lineup of the DIY workshops taking place on Saturday:

• Art Explorium ($5 suggested donation)
Reduce Reuuse & Recycle holiday gifts: 11 a.m.-noon; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; 2-3 p.m.
Creative movement: 12-12:30 p.m.
Art story time: 1:30-1:50 p.m.

• LIMB (free)
Honolulu Printmakers DIY handbag: 11-4 p.m.

• Quince (1 for $10, $8 for additional)
Holiday surprise balls: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

• PAD Hawaii ($12)
Polaroid coasters: 12-4 p.m.

• Paiko ($15)
Christmas ornament from sea-urchin shell and air plants: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Bevy ($20)
Crafted holiday cocktail: 12-3 p.m.
– See more at: /ourkakaako/save-the-date-pinch-of-salt-for-the-holidays/#sthash.jHtvFbaY.dpuf

The shopping

Along with DIY workshops, there of course will be lots of local pop-up shops to allow you to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Retailers include:

A. Wattz

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About: Jewelry handmade in Hawaii by Amanda Watkins.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Basique Threads

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About: Cutting-edge clothes and accessories for men and women.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Calvin & Susie

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About: Everything you need for pets.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chordinauts (featuring Kendama)

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About: Skill toys

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ecolicious

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About: Eco-friendly canvas tote bags and apparel

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Flutter Lashes

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About: Diverse line of eyelashes handmade with mink fur, mink fur with crystals, fox fur, synthetic and feather.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Foundwood Working

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About: Heirloom pieces for the home made from recycled Hawaiian grown hardwoods.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Gillia

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About: Beach styles that can be worn on the beach or a night out.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Indigo Elixirs

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About: Skin and hair products made with herbal oils, raw organic plant butters, cold pressed oils, pure essential oils, aqueous herbal infusions, tinctures and locally harvested beeswax.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Island Sea Salts

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About: Variety of locally made sea salts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Little Dew Drops

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About: Hand-painted organic clothes for children.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Maxi Pop-Up Shop

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About: Maxi skirts, pencil skirts and jewelry for women and girls.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Miemiko Atelier

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About: Letterpress stationery and curiosities

 
 
 
 
 
 

Monkey Pod Jams

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About: Jams, marmalades and curds made in Kauai.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Organik

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About: A beach lifestyle clothing label sprouted in Hawaii and inspired by the love of nature.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Proprium Boutiques

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About: Casual women’s clothes and accessories.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Pure Joy Adornments

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About: Handmade jewelry

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sig Zane Designs

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About: Men’s, women’s and children fashion and accessories. The Hilo-based company is dedicated in perpetuating the Hawaiian culture through the art of Sig Zane.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tidepool

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About: Ocean-inspired jewelry handmade in Hawaii.