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Best Place for DIY-ers

2016 BEST Place to Indulge Your DIY Fantasies

The Craftery

If you want to learn how to hand-weave those wall hangings you see at Anthropologie, design wedding-worthy flower bouquets or build a wooden six-pack caddy, Bucks County designer Jessica Jackson will teach you at her one-year-old crafting boutique. There are weeknight workshops, and you can rent it on weekends for an actually productive girls’ night out.

123 North Main Street, Dublin, PA | 215-435-6416 | Website


2011 BEST Place for DIY-ers

West Philly Tool Library

4620 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Need a large mortar chisel? A rawhide mallet? Perhaps a saber saw? For just $20 to $50 annually, you can borrow tools from this nonprofit’s 2,500-item-strong library for up to a week at a time, and you only pay more ($1 a day) if you don’t get them back on time. Take that, Money Pit. Read more »