The Craft Factory
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

1. How does this work?

Because we’re a drop-in studio, you don’t have to make an appointment before coming over to craft with us. Just show up during normal business hours and stay until we close!

Timeclock2. What does it cost?

For $12, each crafter can choose one craft base and an unlimited amount of accessories to decorate that base while staying for as long as we are open. Each additional craft base is $6. Your first visit is always $2 off, and we also offer discounts for special events as well as a monthly coupon in our newsletter. After 5 visits are punched onto your time sheet using our vintage time clock, you get 1 visit for free! Sign up for our newsletter and friend us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our events and discounts.

3.How much time should I allow?

We recommend that you allow at least an hour to fully take advantage of all the crafting supplies that we offer for you to use to create your masterpiece!

4. How old do you have to be?

You’re never too young or old to enjoy The Craft Factory! We do ask that children under 13 are accompanied by an adult. The low heat glue guns require adult supervision to operate, but there are other adhesives available, too. We’ve noticed children as young as 18 months and grandparents enjoying themselves in equal measure. Check our calendar for age-specific events, like Honored Citizens Day (hosted in conjunction with local senior centers), BYOB date night for adults, and Mid-Morning specials.

5. What kinds of crafts can I make?

While we are known for our signature robots, we offer a wide range and constantly changing selection of crafts to choose from such as: bird houses, crowns, alphabet letters, ornaments, picture frames, and trinket boxes. We also have coloring pages and a paint board available free-of-charge for when attention spans wander but other crafters in the group aren’t quite done.

 

6. What materials do you use?

The majority of our materials are scrap, found, donated, or recycled in some way. Most of our crafts are wood or paper-based, with all kinds of embellishments to add on top: mechanical parts, computer parts, glitter, sequins, pipe cleaners, playing cards, board game pieces, paper, yarn, lace, fabric, feathers and more are available to decorate your craft. We have low-heat glue guns and Elmer’s glue available to affix the adornments.

Crafts Embellishments Robot Parts  ribbons ribbon, paper, and yarn

7. Do you take donations?

Yes, please, and thank you! Please feel free to drop by during business hours to donate any materials you would like to make available to other crafters.

8. Do you offer birthday parties?

We certainly do! Please check out our birthday party page for more details, or contact us at info@craftfactorypdx.com or 503.577.4310 with any questions.

Craft Table9. Do you offer parties for groups that are not celebrating a birthday?

Oh, you mean like girl scout troops, boy scout troops, cub scout troops, classroom parties, sports teams, Mommy groups, Daddy groups, nanny groups, play groups, company retreats, and other groups like that? Absolutely! The guidelines are similar to the birthday parties we offer. Please contact us at info@craftfactorypdx.com or 503.577.4310 with any questions.

10. Can I celebrate my birthday at The Craft Factory without purchasing a birthday party package?

We welcome groups of people to craft together during our drop-in hours, however, we request that if you have not booked one of our private birthday party packages, your group make no mention of a birthday celebration. This means no presents, no decorations, and no food. Also, we can not guarantee your entire group will sit together, given that we may have other crafters during our drop-in hours. But please do grab a group and come by!

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