Deuxieme Vie Creative :: Holiday Workshops For Adults And Kids

Deuxieme Vie Creative :: Holiday Workshops For Adults And Kids

Deuxieme Vie Creative Reuse Center is located in the heart of Downtown Lafayette on Jefferson Street. All the items in the shop are donated. They are dedicated to reducing waste by recycling and promoting creative ways to reuse old things. The shop is filled with art supplies, knick-knacks of all kids, sewing supplies, upcycled art by local artists, and so much more. Their creative calendar is filled with fun workshops for adults and kids too.

We first discovered this gem when my daughters and I were volunteering downtown for Parish Proud day. There was a tent set up in front of their shop and my girls made flowers out of recycled materials like old records. Afterward, we went into shop and my oldest daughter was in heaven. She described Deuxieme Vie as if Tinkerbell had a workshop of lost things that she could turn into new treasures. She got a beautiful set of vintage beads for jewelry making. When we left, she proclaimed it her new favorite store.Fast forward a few months and she kept asking when we could go back. I checked their hours and saw a garland making workshop was happening the next day. It was only $15 so I signed her up. There was a whole table of recycled goods to pick from to make her garland. She was taught how we can help the environment by reusing and recycling at home. A skill that she was taught was how to make pom poms and tassels from yarn. We purchased a big bag of yarn from the shop for only $2 so she can practice her new skill at home.Check their website for dates of upcoming creative workshops. Adult workshops are for ages 16+ two Wednesdays per month starting at $35. Kids workshops are for ages 8-15 two Sundays per month for $15. This would be a fun Christmas gift if you have a kid who loves crafting or maybe a gift for you and a friend for a fun, unique girls’ night out.

Workshops for kids:

-Kooky Christmas Sweater

-Jewelry Gift Making

-Mardi Gras Crowns/Hats for 12th Night

-Mardi Gras Masks

-Valentine Cards

Workshop for adults:

-Kooky Christmas Sweaters

-Jewelry Gift Making

-New Years Organization Storage Container

-Mardi Gras Mask/Headdress

-Courir De Mardi Gras Costume


Something new that Deuxieme Vie Creative is offering is a monthly or Annual Membership with different price levels and perks. Some items included are access to their online store, first pick of new inventory, access to purchase a second life box, and more. Check their website for more information.

Have you found a treasure at this unique shop yet?

Sicily Smith
Sicily grew up in Acadiana and graduated from UL Lafayette in 2011 with a degree in fashion merchandising and design. She has spent the last decade moving around the world while her husband served in the military. She returned to Lafayette in 2022 to raise her four daughters in Cajun country. Her daughters Evie(9), Talulah(6), Gemma(4), and Sylvie(1) keep her house messy, her schedule busy, and her heart full. These days she’s traded her fancy clothes for a strong cup of coffee, comfy leggings, and a good book. Her hobbies include going to local music festivals and farmers markets, trying new restaurants, running, and starting a bookclub with her daughters. She is also currently writing her first children’s book.


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