Create to Live; Live to Create

About Us

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Owned & operated by lifetime artists & crafters, we offer fun & quirky craft classes in the Tampa & St. Petersburg areas to bring people together in celebraton of the arts.

  • Tackle that Pinterest Project!
  • Ask us your burning Craft Questions!
  • Interact with fellow artists or those who want to learn!
  • Leave ready to tackle a new arts & crafts project!

For You

Pick a class! We want to bring your project straight to your location, or let us book an amazing room at one of our partnering venues (based on availability on your event date). We promise to keep you smiling!

Perfect for:

  • Learning a new skill
  • Holiday Gifting from the heart
  • Dorm Room Decorating
  • Unique Birthday party
  • Retirement Celebration

For Everyone

Girls Night Out? Office Ice-Breaker Event? Just an excuse to get the family together? Contact us for private & corporate events.

  • On Location Parties
  • Work Mixers
  • Sorority Events
  • Boy & Girl Scout Badge earning
  • Back to School Crafting Party
  • Gathering place for like-minded crafters

Want Something Custom?

Not ready to tackle a class? We also make custom items for you! Check out our Custom Order page for more info!

Custom Order Info!

Fall Classes

It's Fall Y'All Wooden Decor

Create a welcoming sign for your home! Choose your stain and paint colors & add extra embellishments to make this sign fit your decor perfectly!


Happy Fall Wooden Pumpkins

This unique pumpkin shape is sure to please! Makes a great front door decoration or Housewarming Gift! Add felt leaves and a little raffia to complete the look!


Fabric Pumpkins

Learn how to make your own fabric pumpkins you can use year after year to decorate your home! Embellish with ribbon and real wood stems for a unique addition to your Autumn decor!

$50 makes 7 pumpkins

 (roughly size of your palm)

Spring & Summer Classes

Sunshine Sign


In Studio/ Home Party = $50/per sign

Create a Happy-Go-Lucky sign!

Perfect Gift idea for Mother's Day!

Ages 15 and up!

Sand & Shell Artwork

In studio/Home Party = $15 per artwork

Create this fun Ocean Art using real sand & shells! Tons of shells to choose from!

Booking Now December 1st @ Seaside Seabird Sanctuary!

Makes a great summer project- Ages 6+

Book Dec. 1st

Mermaid Headband

In studio/Home Party = $25 per headband

Choose from tons of shells & different color satin covered headbands. 

Arrange your own creation to wear proudly!

Great Girls Night Out class or Birthday party!

Home Decor Classes

Mom/ Baby "Love" Sign

In Studio/ Home Party = $25/pp

Keep your Baby's tiny size forever in your view with this Valentines Craft!

Create a memory & Choose from tons of paint colors to suit your style! Babies under 2 please.

Welcome Sign

Welcome sign for front door

In Studio / Home Party = $50/pp

Create a Welcoming sign for your front entrance!

 Choose your Last Name or the word Welcome!

Heavy duty wood- won't fall over!

Choose paint color & ribbon to match your decor!

My Pet Makes the Rules

In studio / Home Party = $20/pp 

Create a one-of-a-kind sign reflecting

your pet's name & attitude! 

Fun to hang by their bowl or anywhere!

Makes a great gift!

Custom Decor Classes

Party Banners


In Studio/ Home Party= $15/pp

Outside Location Price TBD

Happily Ever After, Welcome Home, Bon Voyage*!

Let's make a banner that's sure to be a hit! *Feel Free to make your own saying!

We'll help you! 

Travertine Coasters

In Studio/ Home Party = 2 Coasters/$15 or 4 Coasters/$25,  6/$40

Create Custom Coasters to suit your style! TONS of prints to choose from, including Seasonal/Holiday as well as graphic, floral, funny sayings, and much more!! 

Comparable tiles sold at high end kitchen stores for $10 each!!

Leather Key Fob

In Studio / Home Party = $10/1 Key Chain (Purchase multiples by adding how many you want to your cart.)

Outside Location Price TBD

Customize yours with a special place in your heart & put the Latitude/Longitude of that location to keep with you all day long.

Makes a great gift!

Ages 18+ for use of hammer.

All Ages Classes

Coloring Hour


 In Studio/ Home Party =$8/pp 

Outside Location Price TBD

Proven to be calming & yet works on spacial placement an color balance. 

Gather friends or come make new ones!

We provide :

Coloring Books, Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons.

Perfect for: Expert coloring Fiends 

Beginners, & Everyone in between!

Scrap Fabric Garland

 In Studio/Home Party= $15/pp 

Outside Location Price TBD

We provide tons of fabric strips to choose from, and before you know it, you'll be adding flair to any bedroom, window, or party!  

We add the wooden beads every so often to give it an extra touch and add substance to the final product! 

No flimsy garlands over here! 

Tiny Mosaic Canvas Art

 In Studio/ Home Party = $15/pp

Outside Location Price TBD

Paint your own mini masterpiece! 

We provide 2.5" x 2.5" canvases and instruction to create a tiny medallion print using a technique called Pointillism. It's strangely calming to focus on creating the tiny works of art- and you will soon be wanting to create a mini art gallery of your very own!  

Display your art proudly on the included wooden easel!  


"Merritt makes her class fun & entertaining. Not only do you have a great time but you actually learn something!! I look forward to taking another class soon!!" 

-Andrea L., St. Petersburg, FL

 "Had a great time! Not only was it something fun to do with friends, you just may learn something. Merritt was great. Very fun and entertaining. Can't wait to take another class. :) "

-Marcylynn, Tampa, FL

"I always enjoy taking craft classes lead by Merritt. She's an awesome teacher & I always have a great time!!'

-Wendy, Riverview, FL

See What's available

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to set up a time to meet with one of us to discuss your needs.  (Appointment Only at this time, please.)

Creative Earth

505 76th Ave, St Pete Beach, Florida 33706, United States

(727) 667-7333


Classes 7 days/Wk. -Times Vary

Studio is Appointment Only


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Terms & Conditions


We require pre-payment & registration to ensure we have enough materials for all. You can't cancel within 24 hours (or be a no-show)- or you lose your money! We won't ever sell your information.

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