There is a wide range of DIY classes in Seoul where you can make your own special souvenir or gift for your loved ones. Here is the selected list of foreigner-friendly DIY activities in Seoul that are instructed in English by experts. Make a one-of-a-kind gift or souvenir by joining these most trendy and popular activities via Trazy!
1) Ring/Bracelet/Necklace Making Class
If you want to make special accessories with your lover, friends, or family, why don’t you make your own custom ring, necklace, or bracelet in Hongdae? You can add additional options, such as laser engravings and birthstones. You can get an exclusive 50% discount only on Trazy!
2) Thread Bracelet Making Class
In this class, you will get to make your own handmade bracelet while learning interesting knotting techniques. You can choose the color of the straps and the shape of the pendant, and have custom letter engravings. It will be a one-and-only bracelet that can’t be found anywhere else!
3) Korean Lettering Silver Jewelry Class
If you like personalizing things and accessories, ‘Lettering Jewelry Lab’ is the perfect place for you! Create personalized silver jewelry with your own special meaning by attaching Hangeul (the Korean alphabet) letters. You can choose from a pendant, bracelet, necklace, earrings, badge, or keychain.
4) Unicorn Suncatcher with Resin & Beads Art Workshop
If you want to join a unique and interesting DIY class, join this workshop located in one of the trendiest area, Hongdae. You will create your own unicorn suncatcher while learning some useful resin and beads craft techniques. There is a variety of glitters and crystals in different colors and shapes that you can decorate your own suncatcher.
2. Neon Sign
Neon sign-making class is one of the most popular DIY classes among young people these days in Korea. During this class, you will have a fun time sketching your own design, bending, and fixing the wire. As a result, you will have a neon sign that glows electric lights in your favorite colors, which can make cool vibes in your room!
This class is perfect for those who always have wanted to make their own cosmetics with the best ingredients and colors! You can either choose to make skincare products or lipsticks. An experienced Korean skincare professional will teach you how to choose the right cosmetics suitable for you and make your own custom skincare products and lipsticks with safe ingredients.
Join a tufting class and create a special souvenir of your time in Seoul! Using a tufting machine, you’ll insert a thread into a primary base to create a free design of approximately 30x30cm. It’s a perfect activity for those who are looking for a unique and artistic experience in Seoul.
This custom-made Korean-style stone stamp is a one-of-a-kind stamp that makes a meaningful gift for your family and friends! You can use it to decorate greeting cards/letters and bring it home for your Seoul trip souvenir. The instructor will guide you through the entire process making it easy for anyone to follow.
Making a one-and-only perfume for yourself or your special one will give you an unforgettable experience. During the class, you will get to discover and create the perfume that fits you the most! Don’t miss out on the chance to find and make your own signature scent. It will be a fun dating course for couples as well!
- Find Your Personal Scent and Make Your Own Perfume in Bogwang-dong
- Make Your Own Perfume in Bangbae-dong
Mother-of-pearl is a valuable material that has been used in traditional Korean artwork for centuries. You can make your various own mother-of-pearl craft and take them with you as unique souvenirs, such as accessories, a hand mirror, a Korean table miniature, and so forth.
- DIY Mother-of-Pearl Experience in Bukchon Hanok Village
- Korean Traditional Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware Craft Experience in Seoul
- Make Your Own Lacquerware Inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl near Daerim Station
8. Traditional Korean Accessories
Don’t miss out on the chance to have a meaningful experience of making your own traditional Korean souvenirs! You can make your own knot ornaments, which have been used to decorate traditional attire and ritual objects throughout Korean history. Also, you can try making beautiful accessories with traditional Korean paper, Hanji!
- Traditional Knot Ornament-Making Experience in Bukchon Hanok Village
- Make Traditional Korean Accessories with Korean Traditional Paper ‘Hanji’
- Make a One of a Kind Souvenir with Korean Traditional Paper ‘Hanji’
9. Ceramic Flute & Cup
This is a heartwarming ceramics class led by Zino, a hearing-impaired ceramic artist. You will see the whole process of making ceramics and make your own ceramic flute or cup. You can relieve your stress while spinning wheels and making your very own special souvenir!
A caricature is a style of drawing that shows the features of its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way. During this class, you will create your own caricature with a little bit of Korean flavor by dressing your figure in Hanbok (Korean traditional attire) or drawing a royal palace in the background.
11. Pet Shaped Souvenirs
This is a must-try DIY class for craft and dog lovers. You will make your own cute puppy doll made from nothing but yarn! Choose what type of breed you would like to make and the teacher will teach you how to shape and decorate your doll step by step. It’s a super simple and easy craft to learn!
12. Korean Traditional Desserts
Dichacake is a famous dessert shop in Jamsil and in this class, you can learn to make a unique Korean-style dessert of your choice, from flower-shaped cupcakes, bean past cookies, steamed rice castella, and more. All pretty colors are made using natural powders like beat flour and green tea powder. Take your handmade dessert with you as a special gift to your loved ones!