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Create Space Studio Temporarily Closed


Dearest Community,

We have been carefully monitoring the information and guidelines being made locally regarding the COVID-19 virus. In light of the most recent state mandate from Governor Walz to close recreational activities in order to curb the spread of the virus, we will be closing our studio to customers beginning immediately. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will continue to follow the direction of the CDC, MN DOH and local officials.

If you have planned a private event or registered for an in-studio project during the next couple of weeks we will be contacting you today or tomorrow to discuss options.

We understand that this is a very trying time for many.  Closing our small business is difficult because it means a loss of income for our employees. We will be offering our staff opportunities to earn income by using this time to make some updates in the studio. We will also be “beefing up” our online project options available at Currently, we have several Medium Sign Kits available for purchase. They are shipped directly to you (and there is FREE shipping on orders over $50.) Please let us know if there are any specific projects you’d like to order and we’ll prioritize getting those on the website. Please be patient with us as we are in the process of developing quality instruction resources for the kits.

If you’re interested in supporting small business, please consider purchasing gift certificates now that you’ll be able to use once we’re all back on our feet! Here’s a link to our gift certificate page:

If you have any questions you can contact us at or call/text us at 651-321-3491. 

We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you,

Al & Katie Cooley

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Create Space classes during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Firstly, the safety of our customers and employees is important to us.  Since our studio typically serves groups under 20 people we don’t see the need to adjust our studio schedule at this time.  We ask that if you are feeling unwell, take precautions and do not come to the studio.  If you are pre-registered, we will allow you to reschedule your project for another time or receive a refund.  In addition, if you don’t feel comfortable attending our studio during this time we will provide the same options.

We are also giving our staff the same instructions and choices.  We want them to feel safe, while still having the opportunity to earn income during this time.  We anticipate that after some time hibernating and potentially working from home with children, some of our customers may need an opportunity to get out of the house and have a little fun 🙂 

Between paint and sawdust our studio tends to get a little messy from all the fun, but we have ramped up our cleaning procedures in an effort to keep all who come in healthy and happy. In addition, we will be lowering our studio capacity to better accomodate social distancing between visitos.  As a result of this, we strongly encourage you to pre-register if you plan on visiting during Open Hours.  

At this time we anticipate all private parties to go on as scheduled unless the group desires to reschedule or we are unable to safely staff the event.  Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions or concerns.

We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you,

Al & Katie Cooley

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Putter Around Downtown White Bear Lake

Putter and ball on a mini golf course

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a fun free mini golf course in downtown White Bear Lake. Play for fun or go for the best score – We just want you to get out, enjoy THE BEST TOWN IN MN and have FUN! And win PRIZES donated by local businesses. All ages welcome.

-Start at any participating business – grab a map and scorecard.
-Return your completed scorecards to Create Space for a chance to win a prize!
-Prizes awarded to top 5 golfers in a variety of categories (best dressed, best score, worst score, etc.)
-Shoppers will also get registration slips for every $5 they spend at participating stores, which can be entered into the prize drawings.
– Turn in your slips, with contact information included, at Create Space when you’re done. Winners will be drawn at the end of the event.

Participating Businesses:
Indulge Salon
The Anchor Coffee House
Soul Chiro
Cup and Cone
Create Space
Lake Country Booksellers
Manitou Grill

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Crafts for a Cause

Crafts for a Cause with the Susan G Komen Twin Cities 3-Day
Friday May 3rd 10am-6pm
Crafts for a Cause with the Susan G Komen Twin Cities 3-Day
Friday May 3rd 10am-6pm

Kick off your weekend with Crafts for a Cause at Create Space in downtown White Bear Lake! Join us for a special Open Studio session from 10am-6pm on Friday May 3rd, and hang with the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day team! In addition to all of the available projects for our walk-ins, we will have some wonderful featured designs for breast cancer awareness. These thoughtful signs will be $10, with a portion of proceeds donated to breast cancer research and screenings. The 3-Day team will be handing out information and goodies about their big walk coming right through WBL this August! Make sure to sign up for the raffle on Friday for a chance to win an awesome gift basket. Thanks for joining our fight to end breast cancer !

Hey, Twin Cities! COMMIT 3 DAYS. We at Create Space are proud to be a Community Partner of the Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day. Join your neighbors. Let’s get the whole city walking to end breast cancer forever. The Komen 3-Day is the event that’s sure to change your life and save many more. For 3 incredible days, over 60 meaningful miles, you’ll meet the most amazing people and make friends for life. It takes training, fundraising and a day off from work. But that’s nothing compared to chemo, radiation or anything that anyone with breast/cancer has to endure. Walk the 3-Day® and join the fight. COMMIT 3 DAYS so future generations don’t have to. Register now at Sponsored by Bank of America, the 2019 3-Day Series includes seven events in Michigan (August 2-4), Twin Cities (August 16-18), New England (September 6-8), Seattle (September13-15), Philadelphia (October 18-20), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 1-3), San Diego (November 15-17).

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Brunch, Browse & Brows

Information on the Brunch, Browse and Browse event held at Create Space White Bear Lake on March 24th and Hudson on March 31st from 10am to 2 pm.

Come join us for our Brunch, Browse and Brows event at Create Space in White Bear Lake on March 24th and Create Space in Hudson on March 31st. Complimentary brunch buffet with any purchase.

Includes vendors from Beautycounter, Buzzin Oils, Young Living, Hemp Works, Herbalife (Royal Nutrition,) Norwex, Scentsy, Senegence (Lipsense), Rodan + Fields, Simply Belle, Senegense, Agnes & Dora, Color Street, Usborne, Scentsy, Simple Belle Boutique, Plexus, 9Round, Art Soul Living, Family 5 Design, LimeLight by Alcone.

Brow tutorials and mini-makeovers by Mya Betts of Salon Cheveux

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New Spring DIY Wreath Classes Added!

Depicts various Valentines, Easter and Spring wreaths

Get ready for Easter or just add a little Spring to your home. We supply the materials and space. You bring the friends and fun. *BYOB Wine recommended! (WBL studio only)
$50 includes grapevine wreath base, variety of florals and decor, plus a custom painted wood sign.

Here’s the story. I’ve tried to find seasonal wreaths and everything that I LOVE is always out of my budget. So I gathered the materials and made my own! Now, I want to help you make your own perfect wreath!

White Bear Lake Studio
Wednesday, February 27th 6-8pm
Friday, March 1st 6-8pm
Saturday, March 2nd 2-4pm

Hudson Studio
Wednesday, March 6th 6-8pm
Friday, March 8th 6-8pm
Saturday, March 9th 1-3pm

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Build and Plant Succulent Bar – Ladies Night Out

Build, plant and take home a succulent frame or box. Use power tools and plant with our help! Choose from a variety of stain colors and succulent plants. Grab some friends and enjoy some quality time crafting! This project takes about 1 hours so you’ll have plenty of time to hop around downtown to visit all the wonderful shops during Ladies Night Out!

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Hot Air Affair

Depicts event details for Create Space's Hot Air Affair event in Hudson Wisconsin.

NEED A BREAK FROM THE COLD? Bring the whole family – drop in to make and take a wood sign and warm up with hot cocoa.
Saturday, February 2nd 10am-5pm
Find us directly above La Rue Marche
511 2nd Street, Suite 202, Downtown Hudson

No need to pre-register. Make a free mini sign in just 20 minutes, or if you need a little longer to thaw out complete one of our larger projects.

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Galentines Sip ‘N Shop

Event photo for Galentine's Sip 'N Shop at Maplewood Mall

Join us for a special Sip, Shop, Create event at Maplewood Mall on Sunday, February 10th, 2019. Grab your besties and join us for cocktails, snacks, door prizes and create your own personalized wood sign

How to sign up:

  • Select the sign you want to make and click on it (any medium single board sign)
  • Choose Type: “Galentine Event – Maplewood Mall”
  • Select Feb 10th on the calendar
  • Select the 1pm class time
  • Select your product specific options
  • Have a credit card ready for the $30 cost of materials and instruction
  • Click book now and go through check out process

All tickets include one free signature cocktail, snacks and door prize entry.