A new crafts place with booze has come to town, this time in Frisco.
Called Pinspiration, it's a Phoenix-based chain that lets you make crafty projects, but with a social media twist: It rotates in an ever-changing menu of projects that it culls from craft project trends it finds on social media.
Beyond the current/fresh/trendiness aspect, it's also BYOB.
The Frisco studio is located in Starwood Village, a shopping center at 6363 Dallas Pkwy., #108. This is the second location in Texas — the first is in Richmond, and there are currently seven locations total including outlets in Alabama and Florida — but a release says that there are 10 more Texas locations in the works. So much craftiness to come.
Credit goes to Pinot's Palette, the Houston-based chain where you drink wine and paint a painting, for helping start this trend. In December, a similar concept from Colorado combining crafts and cocktails called Upstairs Circus opened in Deep Ellum, although they are not specifically BYOB. That is Pinspiration's special sauce.
At Pinspiration, the projects menu includes dozen of options that change according to trends, holidays, and seasons. Everyone can select their own medium and create on their own schedule.
Once you've made your choice, staffers deliver a tutorial and pre-assembled project kit along with supplies, tools, and materials.
Pinspiration Frisco is BYOB, meaning that customers can bring their own wine or beer.
The facility includes a party room as well as a Jackson Pollock-inspired splatter room where customers suit up in paper painter suits to sling paint at canvases and each other to create a messy masterpiece.
Local owners are Angela and Justin Varney, who are big believers in community and creativity.
"This day and age, there is a ton of online connection but not a lot of face to face interaction and here at Pinspiration, we can bring everyone together in a supportive, playful venue to bond, create and make a mess they don’t have to clean up," Angela says in a statement.