Pinners Arizona – It’s Craft Heaven

a woman superimposed in front of a picture of the pinners conference with thousands of attendees in the background
photo credit: Bennet Events

If you’ve never been to or heard of Pinners Arizona, you’re in for a real treat. When you walk through the doors at Pinners Arizona, you just might think you’ve died and gone to craft heaven. It’s a conference and a show all in one. Featuring over 100 classes taught by presenters all over the nation (including Nicole Bolin of Stencil) and over 200 businesses showcasing Pinterest-worthy fare.

Pinners Conference – Where & When

Pinners holds conferences in 8 major cities across the U.S. each year and Scottsdale, AZ is one of those very lucky cities. This year it is being held at West World of Scottsdale, November 11-12th. You can choose to attend a single day or both days. While the 250 businesses showcasing their wares will be the same across the 2 day event, different classes will be offered on each day of the event.

What you’ll find at the Pinners Conference

a compilation of photos from the pinners conference, people creating something at a table, 2 women painting, a view of a crowd, an instructor showing someone how to use a dewing machine, group of women crafting, group of women showing wreathes they made, someone icing a cake and 2 men and a women putting on a baking class
photo credit: Bennet Events

This year there are 108 Pinterest-based classes covering the following topics:

  • DIY & Crafts
  • Food Arts
  • Beauty & Fashion
  • Home & Home Decor
  • Health & Fitness
  • Beauty & Fashion
  • Photography
  • Party Planning
  • Quilting & Sewing
  • Lifestyle & Learning

Plus 250 businesses showcasing all things Pinterest. A lot of these businesses (including Stencil) will be offering make-and-take projects at their booths, so you’ll be able to see, shop, make and do all day long!

a fabric holiday gnome with a grey flannel hat with white snowflakes and a white beard, posed in front of a sled and a plant

Nicole Bolin from Stencil will be teaching a DIY No Sew Gnome Class at Pinners Arizona on November 12th at 10am.

Pinners Arizona Tickets

There are several different ticket options for attending:

General Admission – These tickets give you access to all the exhibitor shopping booths and make-and-take projects. This ticket option however, does not give you access to any of the classes. If you would like to attend one or more classes you’ll want one of the ticket options below. SAVE 10% on your General Admission ticket with promo code: SSTUDIOS10 (that’s a zero at the end).

One or Two Day Expo with Classes – These tickets give you everything the general admission does PLUS access to classes. The number of classes you can attend depends on the specific ticket you purchase (i.e “2 classes” or “all classes” ticket). These tickets do not include class kits. SAVE 10% on your Expo ticket with promo code: SSTUDIOS10 (that’s a zero at the end).

Optional Class Kits for Purchase – When you attend a class, you can choose to simply sit in, listen and observe or you can purchase a class kit so that you can create the project along with the instructor. Some instructors (Stencil is one of them) offer kits for pre-purchase prior to the event. Class kits are purchased through the Pinners website, after you purchase your ticket.

Why you should go to Pinners Arizona

Well…I think the phrase “craft heaven” really sells itself. But if you need more reasons, here you go:

  • It’s a fun event to go to by yourself.
  • It’s a fun event to go to with a group of friends.
  • This event is a great place to learn a new skill. If there’s something new you have been wanting to try, whether it be learning how to create your own home decor, ice the perfect cookies or learn some new makeup and hair styling techniques, this is the place to go!
  • While you’re having fun you’ll also be supporting small businesses, many of them women-owned.
  • You’ll be able to purchase unique gifts for the holiday season. Great for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list.
  • If you love Pinterest, you’ll love this event. It’s like taking everything you’ve pinned on Pinterest and walking through it in real life.
Author: Nicole Bolin