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. See each project description to view the tools you will be using during your workshop.
Can you help me with a DIY project I want to tackle?
We do not offer individual DIY services. Our workshop leaders guide you to build a project from our curated and highly prototyped options from our rotating list of 10-15 projects. Our team members are trained on our step-by-step process to make your workshop a successful one!
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 workshop, click HERE to learn more.
May I bring my son or daughter?
The atmosphere, instruction, and tools at PIP are designed for adults 18+. Keep your eye open for special events for all ages!
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. You can also turn any night into date night by making two projects. Keep one for yourselves and give the other as a gift!
Here are the current workshops with ticket options for pairs:
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.
Is your workshop on a Saturday morning June-October? The Hopkins Farmer’s Market is located in our lot, please arrive early on Saturday mornings to access parking.
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 and do our best to start promptly at your workshop time. Guests later than 15 minutes may be turned away for beginning the event due to the inability to get caught up. This is for the safety and respect for all of our participants and staff.
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.
Do you ever cancel workshops?
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 via email.
Do you sell gift certiftcates?
Yes! Rather than gifting a ticket to a workshop we recommend gifting a certificate to ensure the date and project will work for your 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?
See our gift cerificates page HERE for appling your gift certificate.
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. The Build Bar offers smaller projects on a shorter timeline. Our larger projects are only being offered at our venue on Mainstreet in Hopkins.
How often are projects rotated?
PIP hopes to provide the 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.