No, no I had not.
But ten minutes of poking around and I was a fan.
BluPrint is a hub for online classes focused on crafts, sewing, baking, and other creative outlets.
It’s $7.99 a month for unlimited access to all their classes. . . but my friend told me a little secret.
You can sign up for what they call “Preview” and access more than 100 of their popular classes completely free. You don’t even have to put in a credit card (so no worries about remembering to cancel or suddenly noticing you’ve been paying for it for the last six months).
Do I understand the business model here? No.
Am I all for it? Yes.
Many of these classes are made by big names that you’ll recognize or brands that specialize in baking or crafts.
All you do is sign up for a free Preview account (and it’s a seriously 1 second sign-up. Type in your email address and chose a password) and boom, you’re in.
A few of my favorite BluPrint classes:
- Efficient Weeknight Cooking
- Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results
- Handmade Sourdough: From Starter to Baked Loaf
- Hand-lettering for Beginners
- Basics of Digital Photography
- How to make your own face masks
- Cookie Decorating Season by Season
I won’t lie – it’s not the EASIEST site in the world to navigate (for instance, all the free classes have prices listed underneath . . . I have no idea why), but they are legitimately free and I’ve enjoyed watching quite a few of them!
Some of them would be super fun to do with your kids and others would be fantastic to do on your own if you’re home feeling antsy and need something to distract you.
If you sign up, let me know what classes you take!