For upcoming 2016 DIY Workshops, please visit District Bliss DIY's website.

The first 2016 Workshop, photostyling for creatives, is on January 31st at Logan Hardware on 14th Street! Tickets are already on sale now.

... and you can always check out past Capitol Romance DIY workshops below


CONGRATS on an amazing DIY Workshop. The vendors were amazing (my goodness that salad/sangria was great), and the brides-to-be were super sweet, overall it was an WONDERFUL event! I have already saved the date for the next one!
— Capitol Romance Workshop Survey

Past workshops included:

DIY Pumpkin Floral Arrangements with Love Blooms - November 8, 2015

Attendees learned how to create their own floral arrangement inside of a painted pumpkin - perfect for Thanksgiving or any Fall centerpiece. Love Blooms walked attendees through how to prep their pumpkins and create a floral arrangement. A full recap of the workshop can be found here.

DIY Mini Party Pinatas with Piccadilly Creative - June 28, 2015

Attendees learned how to make their own mini pinata for any fun party or life event. Piccadilly Creative taught attendees how to make 2 different pinata types and setup an entire confetti bar to fill the pinatas. A full recap of the workshop can be found here.

DIY Top Knots & Event Hair Styling with Alison Harper & Co- April 12, 2015

Attendees learned how to create two different looks with the infamous "Top Knot" style, the original, more casual Top Knot, and a more formal low, side knot. A full recap of the workshop can be found on Capitol Romance blog here!

DIY Canvas Prints with Ribbons & Bluebirds - March 8, 2015

Attendees learned how to create custom & personalized canvas prints from Jenn of Ribbons & Bluebirds. Attendees were given bright paints and markers to use against stencils & negative space to create something special for their wedding decor, home, office, or nursery! Check out a recap of the workshop, with pictures, here.

DIY Watercolor Paper Techniques with Ribbons & Bluebirds - December 2014

Attendees learned how to create beautiful watercolor techniques (fonts, flowers, & more) from Jenn of Ribbons & Bluebirds. Attendees practiced the watercolor technique and then created their own designs to take home with them. Read a recap of this workshop, with pictures, here.

DIY Wedding & Event Makeup with The Makeup Chic - October 2014

Attendees learned how to DIY their makeup for a wedding or event. Suz, the Makeup Chic, shared pro tips and industry secrets with attendees so they could learn how to do their own makeup and perfect a signature eye makeup look. All attendees were given suggestions on top beauty products and tools to purchase to recreate the looks they learned. Read a recap of this workshop, with pictures, here.

DIY Hand Bouquets & Boutonnieres with Love Blooms - August 2014

Attendees learned to design and create a “hand tied” bouquet and a boutonniere to match. Materials were provided and all students learned how to select and care for flowers on their wedding day, if they are considering the DIY flower route. All attendees (wedding planning or not) learned DIY flower tips and tricks (including a print out to take home!). Read a recap of this workshop, with pictures, here.

DIY Chalkboard Signs with Sarah R Perez Studios - June 2014

Attendees learned the basic steps to create their own chalk board signs, including how to create the perfect work surface, the tools available to create different lettering styles, and tips and tricks for hand lettering for crafters of any skill level. Using a transfer method, each participant chose from different lettering styles and boarder designs to create their own, unique Mr. or Mrs. sign.

DIY Bead & Wirework Hair Fascinators with Ciao Nina - May 4, 2014

This was our first ever DIY Wedding Workshop at the Ulysses Room! Our first workshop was hosted by Ciao Nina owner/founder, Nina O’Neill, taught attendees how to use wire and beading to create beautiful hair pieces for their wedding or event. See pictures from this workshop here.

Great time, great projects, awesome snacks... overall awesome!!
— Capitol Romance Workshop Survey
Image by Cynthia Shipp Photography

Image by Cynthia Shipp Photography