“I wanted to make a community place that brings people together,” said owner Lindsey Tiers. Her idea about the shop is to make a place where people can hang out with friends while being creative and creating something amazing to take home and adore.
Sweet DIYGs holds a variety of workshops, such as succulent arrangement, painting, arm knitting, make-up tutorials, and pasta making. Most of the workshops include a complimentary glass of wine and you can bring your own food and drinks.
“I wanted to give people an outlet to go and have a fun night out that is not going to break the bank,” Tiers said. Besides the scheduled workshops, customers can also have a private workshop at Sweet DIYGs. Booking for birthdays, bachelorette parties, team-building events and community events is available. The shop is also open for hosting workshops every day of the week.
Tiers had been doing succulent workshops around San Diego for about a year at different restaurants and bars before she got the idea about opening her own business. Gardening has always been a big interest and a hobby of hers, and something she would do to relax and enjoy herself.
“Getting your hands dirty and being creative makes everything that is negative, go out of your head,” she said.
Two years ago, Tiers was diagnosed with breast cancer, and at the same time was working a stressful job as a human resources specialist. After receiving treatment, she went back to working full time, but she wanted to do something different with her life.
Tiers wanted to do something she liked to do, and that made her relax. Therefore, she transformed her favorite hobby into a shop. A shop where she could spread the word about how to relax and that it is important to have time for yourself.
Sweet DIYGs is more than just a business for her; it is a reminder to herself that “we only live once.” If you want to relax, be creative and meet new people, check out a workshop at Sweet DIYGs.
What: A do-it-yourself studio hosting workshops, events and classes for all ages and creativity levels
Where: 4852 Cass St.
Info: 619-719-9092, sweetdiygs.com,