Hands On Workshop shows you how easy it is to be creative and make things. Even if you think you can’t do it, you can. We have everything you need right here to get you started. You simply buy the handy kit, watch the step-by-step video tutorial, then make something beautiful and useful you never thought you could.

Buy it. Watch it. Make it.

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HOW is undergoing a renovation and will be launching the new products with a new website early 2017. We’ll be focusing on craft kits, tools and accessories from Japan. If you’d like to stay up to date, sign up to our email newsletter. We’re looking forward to sharing our new Japanese wares!

Hands On Workshop is crafted by Nicole McCarthy.

The photo tutorials, hacks and Beginner’s DIY Kits and video workshops are created by Hands On Workshop. Feel free to share them, but please just use one image and link back to this site. Get in touch if you have any questions.


Nicole McCarthy


Nicole McCarthy

I became fascinated with the growing handmade movement after I’d left my corporate job to be a stay at home mum.
I wanted to join a crafting group, but couldn’t find one for a complete beginner who didn’t know how to sew, crochet or knit. With a strong desire for a creative diversion and to work with beautiful fabrics and materials, I taught myself how to make a lampshade. With my newfound skills, I then started running workshops for beginners with other crafters like me, who wanted to share their skills with others.
I started Hands On Workshop to show budding creatives how easy it is to try a handmade project when you don’t have the materials or crafty know-how to get started.

We sell Creative DIY Kits. Our kits include everything you need in one handy box.

Join us and we’ll show you how to make all sorts of crafty items that are both beautiful and practical.