Get Crafty with Valentine’s Day Events for the Home

Make your own blown-glass flower or personalized love letter at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Plus, check out a special I Made It! Sweet Market at McCandless Crossing.

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Your home will be feeling the love all year round with these crafty Valentine’s Day events.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, the Popular I Made It! Market will host a “Sweet Market” for Valentine’s Day at the McCandless Crossing shopping complex on McKnight Road in the North Hills.

The event will feature 60 local artisans displaying handcrafted wares and sweets for your sweetie. Some of companies included at Saturday’s event include Una Biologicals, Abandoned Pittsburgh, North Ave Candles and Pittsburgh Pottery.

The nomadic popup market is being held inside two retail spaces near Panera Bread and Chipotle.

(McCandless Crossing, McKnight Road, McCandless Township;

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If you’re interested in creating something for your home or office space, the Pittsburgh Glass Center is again hosting a Valentine’s Flowers glass-making workshop.

The 15-minute workshops start at 4 p.m. Friday and go until 8:45 p.m., but you might want to pre-register for the popular event, which is held in the center’s hot shop — several of the classes already are sold out. The cost for the workshop is $35 per flower.


PGC also will host Fused Valentine workshops from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday in the kiln shop. Participants will be able to craft their own personalized love letter in glass. The cost is $25 per valentine.

There also will be an opportunity to make heart-shaped pendants in the center’s flame shop from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday. The cost per pendant is $25.

Oh, and you don’t have to be an expert to make your own Valentine’s Day glass objects. The classes are all beginner level, and an instructor will be on hand to help you through the process.

(Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield; 412/365-2145,


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