Frequently Asked Questions
What does DIY mean?
DIY stands for Do It Yourself. At PIP, you will create your own product from our current workshop offerings using our step-by-step instructions, venue, supplies and tools.
What types of tools will we use during our event?
Depending on the project, we may use a miter saw, power drill, brad nail gun, jig saw, orbital sander, or other basic hand tools. Instruction, practice, and eye protection will be provided before the use of each tool. We want everyone feeling confident and staying safe while spending time with us.
*All tools, materials, and instruction will be provided unless otherwise noted in your event description
May I bring my son or daughter?
The atmosphere, instruction, and tools at PIP are designed for adults. With so many creative venues for kids, PIP's venue is a space where the adults can play. Keep your eye open for special events for 14+, or if you have a younger group looking for an age appropriate experience, our friends down the street at KiddyWampus have you covered!
What should I wear?
Wear whatever you feel comfortable and confident in! We provide work aprons, but will trust your judgement in knowing you signed up for a DIY class.
How many people will be in the workshop?
Our group size depends on the complexity, popularity, and event time for the project. Some classes have a maximum of 6 attendees and others 24.
May I sign up with friends?
Yes, we encourage it! If you plan to attend a workshop with a small group, we suggest one individual purchases the tickets. If paying separately, please call/email us to ensure you are seated together. If you have a larger group, or want to host a private event, click HERE to learn more.
May I tag along with friends and watch the workshop/May I bring my significant other?
Each workshop attendee needs to be a ticket holder, but some of our workshops and projects are meant for two. Here are the current workshops with ticket options for pairs:
Bean Bag Toss Boards (partner mandatory)
Turn any night into date night by making two projects. Keep one for yourselves and give the other as a gift!
Where do I park?
We recommend you park in the parking lot directly behind our location. There is typically parking available on Mainstreet or 9th Ave, but we encourage you to read parking signs as spots can be limited by time.
Are you handicapped accessible?
Our location is handicapped accessible including: parking (in back), doors, restrooms, and table work space. Please contact us if you have concerns about completing a project on your own.
When should I arrive for my workshop? What if I'm late?
We open up the doors for each event 15 minutes before each event begins. Unless our workshops are walk-in events, we lead each project through whole-group instruction.
Late? Keep coming! We will catch you up when you arrive.
May I receive a refund for an event I am unable to attend?
Due the preparation of materials and reservation of seats, we are unable to give refunds. We also do not send materials home for projects to be completed. If you contact us within 48 hours before your event, we can issue a one-time transfer to another class.
If a workshop has fewer than 4 attendees registered or does not meet the project minimum, we may cancel the event and refund or transfer your reservation. You will be notified of a cancellation 24 hours before your event occurs.
Do you sell gift certiftcates?
Yes! Rather than buying a ticket to a workshop we recommend gifting a certificate to ensure the date and project will work for your gift recipient. Our gift certificates start at $20 but the amount that covers most of our events is $80. View each project for pricing if you would like to cover a specific project. Get your gift certificate HERE
How may I apply a gift certificate?
When the recipient(s) would like to apply the gift, (1) purchase ticket(s) at full price online and (2) request a refund for the gift amount mentioning the gift certificate number through an Eventbrite message or via email (email@example.com).
Do you provide food/alcohol?
Sawdust, power tools, step-by-step instructions, oh my! We keep attendees busy during our workshops, and encourage you to dine at one of our many restaurants on Mainstreet prior to or post your event. Click HERE to learn about Hopkins dining options.
Did we mention power tools? We recommend indulging in alcoholic beverages post your event.
*No outside alcoholic beverages or food will be permitted
Do you travel for events?
Check out our NEW mobile building station, the PIP Build Bar! Our larger projects are only being offered at our venue on Mainstreet in Hopkins.
How often are projects rotated?
PIP hopes to provide opportunity for customers to come back again and again to create something new. New projects will be offered with each season and will evolve with the current trends. Please join our mailing list, found at the bottom of this page, to be the first to learn about new projects and events.