206 E. Main St. Mount Joy, PA 17552     (717) 492-9111

Get to Know Our DIY Craft Studio: How It Works at The Craft Factory

You may be familiar with paint nights at other studios, but The Craft Factory is so much more! Welcoming, inclusive, creative, fun, and friendly—our DIY craft studio is your craft room away from home! We specialize in helping you craft decorative wood signs, but that’s just the beginning…

Getting your next craft project started with us is as simple as walking through our doors on Main Street in Mount Joy, PA. But in case you’re wondering exactly “how it works” at The Craft Factory, we have everything you need to know right here.

How Do You…?

crafting a wooden sign

Book a Craft Party

The Craft Factory offers a number of party format options for both adults and kids with affordable pricing for hours of crafting fun. Create custom signs, string art projects, or—yes—even paint night projects with guidance from a talented instructor!

Craft parties work best with groups of 8 or more people, but we have some choices for dynamic duos and smaller groups, too! Explore the Booking page to learn more and schedule now. Not sure what will work best for your group? You can also schedule a Zoom call with Karen to plan your party.

painting a craft board

Join a Crafting Event

With many special events taking place each month, there’s always something in the making at The Craft Factory—and you can reserve your spot at the crafting table right now! Attending one of our events is a great way to get to know us and make new friends.

For those creative folks who don’t necessarily want to book a private party, our events are an affordable option for you and a friend or two to check us out and make a project you’ll feel proud to display or give as a gift. Have bored kids? We also run many events for younger crafters, as well.

Walk In and Craft

As a local crafter in Lancaster County, have you ever Googled “make-your-own crafts near me” or “DIY craft studio”? If so, you have probably already discovered The Craft Factory in Mount Joy! You may have attended one of our craft events, but did you know that we welcome walk-ins for crafting during our open studio hours? Well, now you do!

If you’re feeling that undeniable urge to craft, we invite you to stop by and join us! Choose your project from our ever-changing inspiration wall, pay a low set fee for materials, and destress with a little DIY creating. Karen and the team will be on hand to offer guidance or just keep you company as you create!

display wall of craft projects

Discover Our Craft Inspiration Wall

Signs and other available craft projects for walk-in crafting and parties change monthly. You’ll find the latest options on our inspiration wall! We have over 200 signs to choose from at any given time, and they don’t all fit on the wall. So, let us know what you want to create, and we’ll work with you to make it!

Craft pricing ranges from $17-$55, with most adult crafts priced at $26.50. Each craft typically takes about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes to complete, but we welcome crafters to stay as long as they like during our open hours!

Meet Karen: Owner and Chief Crafter!

Karen McCrady, a professional artist and painter, broke free from the daily grind to follow her passion and open The Craft Factory—a unique studio born from art and Pinterest! Karen embraces a fun and welcoming energy and treats every individual who walks into The Craft Factory as a friend.

She is also excited to offer an empowering franchise course that helps other artists and entrepreneurs open their own studios in their hometowns!

Whether you’re an artist or a veteran crafter—or you don’t think you can draw a stick figure—Karen and her friendly, encouraging team guarantee that you’ll love your time spent creating at The Craft Factory. And you’ll leave with a craft project you’ll be proud to display or gift!

Have Questions for Our Crafty Team at The Craft Factory?

If you’re looking for a DIY craft studio in the Lancaster area, look no further. Get in touch with us today by dropping us a line—or just stop by and see us at the studio in Mount Joy, PA! The Craft Factory is “yours for the making,” and we look forward to creating with you soon.

Karen McCrady