New Orleans enjoys a year-round celebration of unique cultural arts.
We opened NOLA Craft Culture to be a local resource for our art community and an opportunity to spotlight, encourage, and expand the artistic treasures of our home.
For us it started with a love of glitter and a few hand-decorated throws. But we have discovered how much fun we have creating with others and how much we can learn from each other. Crafting is a way to express yourself, release your inner artist, break the ice, team build, bond, pass time, party, stand out, blend in, sparkle and pop. In this digital world, we could all use a little more handcrafting in our lives.
We live in a city brilliantly bedazzled with beads, feathers, sequins, rhinestones, and lots and lots of glitter.
Join us and discover that down here, in New Orleans, we plan our entire year around our craft culture.
This is not a hobby. This is a way of life.
It's not a hobby, it's a way of life.
The Craft Store
It is the craft store of our dreams. When you come in we want you to feel like a kid in a candy shop...only surrounded with colorful glitter, feathers, and more!
We are proud to offer a unique selection of glitter, craft supplies, décor, and much more for all of our local crafters and our makers that visit us from other places.
Stop on by, shop upstairs, create in our community craft room, or take a class! We'd love to see you!
GLITTER RHINESTONES ELEKTRA COSMETICs ADHESIVES FEATHERS CONFETTI FRINGE & TRIM HEADDRESSES
Would you like to learn to write with glue and glitter on the most amazingly decorated shoes, sunglasses, cups, grails, umbrellas, platters, plungers, or coconuts on the route? Sign up and start preparing for the upcoming Mardi Gras season.
Are you planning a New Orleans visit or wedding and want your bridal party to have a crafting night making headpieces, umbrellas, or more? Come in and we will lead your group to make amazing one of a kind pieces you will treasure forever.
Are you looking for a corporate team builder like no other? Have you always wanted to learn how to work with resin, make a candle, or create with clay? Email us and we will help you make a team event catered to your needs.
Don't forget to check our class calendar to see our current and upcoming course offerings!
Our Current Class Offerings:
Glittering Skills for Mardi Gras throws (and more!)
Working With Transfers
- Headdresses & Fascinators
- Resin for Throw Making
- UV Resin
- Polymer Clay Design
- Sewing 101
Second Line Umbrella design
Specialty Workshops on themed Mardi Gras Throws
We're adding new classes all the time so keep checking in. And if you'd like to teach please reach out! We'd love to meet you and know about your craft.
THE INDOOR ART MARket and
New Orleans is known for many things, including Mardi Gras, jazz, and outstanding cuisine. The cultural artisans of our city make all of this happen, and so much more.
We are proud to include an indoor art market in our shop. Many of the pieces are by our instructors and our customers. They change seasonally and you have to grab them fast (because sometimes we grab them first.) In the market you can find hand-crafted jewelry, useable glittered handbags, outstanding headpieces, fabric based creations, and much more.
Having a special event? We will hand-craft an item specifically for your event. You and your guests can take home a unique creation to remember your special event.
Nothing is better than a party that celebrates creativity and provides you and your guests with a crafty way to celebrate your special day.
We can help you put together a NOLA Craft Culture party they will never forget. All parties include instructor led craft project and materials. We encourage guests to bring food and drink if they would like to have refreshments while crafting. (And as always, BYOB.)
Do you just need a private space for you and a group of friends or your float riders to get together and glitter throws, make parade attire, or to sew new costumes? We have spaces available to accommodate various group sizes.
Community Work space
One of our favorite parts of our shop is our community workspace. It is first come, first served, and open during shop hours. Crafters are encouraged to bring current projects or to use the space to create something new. When you need supplies, we are just up the stairs and ready to assist!
Crafters are welcome to bring their own refreshments into the space and BYOB for all crafters 21+.
Keep it here!
Not everyone loves glitter as much as we do. It's for this reason that we offer craft storage area! It's a room at NOLA Craft Culture where you can lock up your supplies or a project that isn't quite dry.
Space can be rented by the day, week, month, and year.