PIP aims to empower each customer by completing a project and instilling a “look-what-I-made” feeling. In a world so focused on screen time, many find themselves more interested in "pinning" items they could create rather than doing it. PIP provides the venue, instruction, and materials to bring a project off the screen and into life.

Join us to complete a project, in person!



About Our Story

Around the house, husband and wife duo Jason and Jill referred to projects found and (actually) executed from Pinterest became their "PIPs" or Pinterest in Person projects. Frustrated by blogs lacking steps, lacking of tools to complete steps, and the many failed attempts to recreate "easy" projects, Jill wondered why there wasn't a place where you could go to do only the fun and sexy part of DIY. Add Jason's handyman, engineering, and perfectionist skills with Jill's teaching background, love for interior design, and Pinterest stalking ways - PIP was born! The business now provides attendees the opportunity to do much of the project production themselves, while leaving the boring details up to PIP behind the scenes (and did we mention the clean up?)!  Since opening in December 2016, we have grown from a team of 2 to a team of 12 workshop leaders and a production assistant. We can't wait to help you live out your DIY dreams! - Jason, Jill & Team PIP

About The Space


Our venue, 906 Mainstreet, is located in the heart of the downtown Hopkins business district. Thanks to our friends at the Hopkins Historical Society, we know 906 Main was a saloon and shooting range at the turn of the 20th century. Yes...at the same time... While we renovated the space, we preserved as much of the history we could. From an original tin ceiling, to an intricate hexagon tile floor, the venue is nothing short of inspiring. Sign up for a workshop or join us at an event to experience PIP in Hopkins.


About Team PIP

The Owners


Founder - “Idea Machine”

former middle school teacher

avid question asker

loves all things Hopkins

wife and mom to twin threenagers + baby boy

margarita enthusiast



"Mr. Details"

protyping king and production line machine

engineer by day

speaks fluent basketball

husband and dad to twin threenagers + baby boy

makes a mean margarita

PIP Workshop Leaders



wilderness adventure guide

stay at home father of 3

jack-of-all trades

loves to learn new things

bacon lover



friends and family = All The Things

wife to Jonathan, dog mom, expecting

Home Goods regular  

product design at Target by day

never lose your sense of wonder!



proud dog mom

reality tv enthusiast 

overly competitive board gamer

videographer by day

lover of all things Minnesota



wife to Dustin & mama to twin toddlers

book worm & essential oil fanatic

enjoys long walks solo through Target

nurse by day

loves all things Samoan...including her family (& the Girl Scout cookies)




Twin Cities foodie

new dad to a baby girl 

project coordinator by day

lover of craft beer and a good patio



podcast afficianado

experimental chef


engineer by day

always singing!



coffee obsessed

dog mama to Moose

public health professional by day

proud owner of the travel bug

adventure lover 



cardiac sonographer by day

lover of books

professionally trained singer

cooking enthusiast

world traveler



DIY aficionado

book and true crime podcast nerd

will 100% ask to pet your dog in public

5th grade teacher

coffee lover by day, champagne lover by night

PIP Production


Erik aka “Sgt Bull”

retired combat veteran

husband and dad

BBQ master

at the VA by day

loves woodworking and tattoos.


Let’s Build!