Paiko 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.
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.
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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:
About: Jewelry handmade in Hawaii by Amanda Watkins.
About: Cutting-edge clothes and accessories for men and women.
Calvin & Susie
About: Everything you need for pets.
Chordinauts (featuring Kendama)
About: Skill toys
About: Eco-friendly canvas tote bags and apparel
About: Diverse line of eyelashes handmade with mink fur, mink fur with crystals, fox fur, synthetic and feather.
About: Heirloom pieces for the home made from recycled Hawaiian grown hardwoods.
About: Beach styles that can be worn on the beach or a night out.
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
About: Variety of locally made sea salts.
Little Dew Drops
About: Hand-painted organic clothes for children.
Maxi Pop-Up Shop
About: Maxi skirts, pencil skirts and jewelry for women and girls.
About: Letterpress stationery and curiosities
Monkey Pod Jams
About: Jams, marmalades and curds made in Kauai.
About: A beach lifestyle clothing label sprouted in Hawaii and inspired by the love of nature.
About: Casual women’s clothes and accessories.
Pure Joy Adornments
About: Handmade jewelry
Sig Zane Designs
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.
About: Ocean-inspired jewelry handmade in Hawaii.