Private Worskhops

{how it works}

Our creative studio is a fabulous place to celebrate your next birthday, bridal or baby shower, bachelorette or holiday party, neighborhood get-togethers, team building or a much-needed “creative escape” with your friends and family.

The first step is to choose the project for your private event. Everyone must complete the same project, for example, a wood sign OR a pillow. However, within each project type, there are oodles of designs and colors to make each piece unique.

Click on the project below for available time slots and to reserve your event.  We can’t wait to have you join us for some maker merriment! 

Private Worskhops

{choose your project type}

DIY - Open Selection

{2 hour workshop}
$20/pp – $60/pp

Happy Hour Signs

{2 hour workshop}

Soy Candles

{2 hour workshop}

Signature Wood Signs & Deocr

{3 hour workshop}

Private Worskhops

{the nuts & bolts, a.k.a important stuff to know}

What you need to know beforehand; the nuts & bolts to our events: (in addition to terms & conditions)…

The host/hostess/coordinator decides upon the project type (wood or candles, for example). The host/hostess is responsible for inviting guests and making sure they register for the event by the workshop deadline; seventy-two (72) hours before the event. 

If you know in advance that you cannot meet the minimum attendance requirements but still want to get together, perhaps a private event isn’t right for you at the time. As an alternative, you are welcome to seats of our OPEN workshops or reserve a semi-private event during studio hours (lower maker minimums). 

If you opt to have your group join us at an OPEN workshop, please have each of your guests reference your name or the event so that we can do our best to seat you at the same table.

For our private events, we require a minimum of ten (10) attendees (except Happy Hours, a minimum of 15 is required) and a $120 deposit. You are financially responsible for meeting the minimum number of ten (10) participants regardless of their attendance. [see below for information concerning your deposit]

How to reserve:

You must choose your project type first in order to access the private event calendar. [see above]

At the time of registration, you are only responsible for paying the deposit of $120.  IMPORTANT: You, as the host/hostess, are still required to register for the event and select a sign option, personalization (if applicable) and pay for the project itself. Your deposit of $120 is a deposit to hold the date, not payment for a project. 

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions for our private events; it’s the nitty gritty stuff that is important!

Once you reserve a date, we will contact you by email (usually within 24 hours) with TWO (2) things; First, a link for your event on our calendar. Second, a super secret password to share with your guests. Guests must register at least 72 hours in advance so that we can prepare materials for your group.


A deposit of $120 is required to save a time slot and reserve the studio for your private event. If your private event does not meet the minimum number of registered AND attending guests; your deposit will be forfeited and you will remain financially responsible for meeting the minimum number of ten (10) in attendance. In order to receive a full refund of your deposit; you MUST have the minimum number of guests (including yourself) register AND attend your event. A minimum of ten (10) attendees is required. Deposit refunds will occur after your event has started and no later than the end of the next the business day.

If you need to reschedule your event, you may do so ONE time with no penalty providing we have a minimum of ten (10) days in advance. Date changes with less than ten (10) days in advance will result in a loss of your deposit. A new deposit of $120 will be required to secure a new date.


The cost of a private event depends on the project that you choose. Your guests are required to pay in full at the time of registration. We accept all major credit cards and use a secure website for processing payments.

Everyone in your group needs to arrive 15 before the start time. This will give you time to find parking, your seat, meet your tablemates, make any last minute seating accommodations and start pondering project options such as colors or scents.

Our workshops follow a tight, instructor-led schedule for your enjoyment and the safety of those around you. We start promptly at the time stated at registration. Guests arriving up to 15 minutes late will join the group at whatever point the workshop has progressed to. Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to work on their project and will forfeit their registration.



{Historic Downtown}
The Board Bar Studio

213 N Kentucky St
McKinney, TX 75069


Thursday 12:00 - 6:00*
Friday 12:00 - 6:00*
Saturday 12:00 - 6:00*
Sunday 12:00 - 6:00*
*Projects take 30 minutes - 3 hours, please plan your visit accordingly.  If no one is seated by 5:00, our studio will close 1 hour early.


DIY2GO kits are available for purchase online.