EXTREME ORNAMENT HELP CREATE EXPERIENCE!

Bring the whole family to the Vetro Studio for a fun and unique experience. Our Ornament Help-Creates are great photo opportunities where memories and traditions are made! Due to the overwhelming SUCCESS of Vetro’s Extreme Ornament Experience in 2020, that goes beyond our Traditional Ornaments, we continue our Extreme Ornament Making Blowout!

Price: $50 (plus tax) per ornament

Click on the date below to Register for Extreme Ornament Help Creates!

The Process:

  • Register online, pre-pay for your booked time slot.
  • Come out to Vetro Glassblowing Studio 15 minutes prior to your reservation time to sign your waiver.
  • ***We want you and your loved ones to stay safe, so follow “Safe Social Distancing Practices” when in the Studio & Gallery, and please wear a mask. Vetro will follow all CDC & Tarrant County Guidelines to keep our glass loving patrons and staff safe!
  • Choose from a selection of all our colors
  • Apply your own color to the hot molten glass
  • Twist your color to create your own personalized design (14+yrs)
  • You heat the color in the 2,000-degree furnace (14+yrs)
  • Newspaper to cool and shape the starter bubble (14+yrs)
  • You stay by the artist while he/she teaches you about the iron mold used to make the optic shapes in your Glass Ornament
  • You stay by the artist while he/she blows out the ornament and adds a glass hook
  • You Fire Torch your ornament (14+yrs)
  • Photo Op with your one-of-a-kind Ornament!
  •  Pick-up glass piece the next business day after 3:00 p.m. or have it shipped for an additional fee

Please Note:

  • Due to the nature of glass, there is a possibility that your glass art piece could break or crack during the cooling process. If this happens, we have three different options
    • (1) You may choose out of the Help Create color mixes and your artwork will be created for you.
    • (2) You can choose the same type of art glass piece from Vetro’s gallery.
    • (3) You can schedule a time to come back to the Vetro’s Studio and re-make your art glass piece!
  • Kids of all ages are welcome to participate (children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in the gallery and in the studio at all times).

Cancellation & Rescheduling Policies:

  • Should you need to cancel, we must be notified by 10:00 a.m. the day BEFORE your reservation*A Processing Fee of $10.00 will be deducted from each time slot you have scheduled.
  • Should you need to Reschedule a $5.00 Processing Fee will be applied to each time-slot you need to reschedule. *Due to the limited event space, time-slots fill very quickly. In order to make sure you are able to book your new desired time-slots, we ask that you:
    1. Go online and sign-up for your new dates/times.
    2. Email: lbarker@vetroartglass.com or Call: 817.251.1668 to inform us that you have already rescheduled. *We must be notified by 10:00 a.m. the day BEFORE your reservation or within 24 hours of your new booking. If you fail to inform us of your rescheduled time-slots your Rescheduling will have to be processed as being canceled and a Processing Fee of $10.00 will be deducted from each time-slot.
    3. After you notify us we will then contact our third-party scheduling vendor for them to refund your original reservation/time-slots. (This process usually takes 3-5 business days).
  • Time slots for creating glass are limited because of the space we have in the annealers.  We want to make it fair to all our glass, loving patrons.
  • Please keep in mind that all notifications after 10:00 a.m. the day before your scheduled date are non-refundable.
  • Should you miss your appointment you may contact the gallery and let our studio staff know the color you would like to choose. Please let us know which color you would like from the 2020 Help Create Ornament Color Mixes.

What to Wear/Bring:

  • We recommend all clothing to be cotton
  • Closed-tipped shoes (i.e. tennis shoes)
  • Long hair should be pulled back securely
  • Sunglasses if you are sensitive to light
  • ***We want you and your loved ones to stay safe, so follow “Safe Social Distancing Practices” when in the Studio & Gallery, and please wear a mask. Vetro will follow all CDC & Tarrant County Guidelines to keep our glass loving patrons and staff safe!

Holiday Hours:

  • Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, Thursday’s 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday’s – Saturday’s 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Subject to change during the holiday season)
  • Closed Every Sunday Except:
    • Sunday, November 29, 2020 from: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, December 6, 2020 from: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, December 13, 2020 from: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, December 20, 2020 from: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Every Monday Except:
    • Monday, December 14, 2020 from: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Monday, December 21, 2020 from: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Vetro’s Studio + Gallery will be CLOSED so our hardworking staff can spend the holidays with their families and friends on the following dates:

  • CLOSED – Thursday, November 26, 2020 (THANKSGIVING DAY)
  • CLOSED – Thursday, December 24, 2020 (CHRISTMAS EVE)
  • CLOSED – Friday, December 25, 2020 (CHRISTMAS DAY)
  • CLOSED – Saturday, December 26, 2020 (DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS)
  • CLOSED – Thursday, December 31, 2020 (NEW YEARS EVE)
  • CLOSED – Friday, January 1, 2020 (NEW YEARS DAY)

Vetro’s Parking Lot & Parking Options:

Vetro’s parking lot becomes a Winter Wonderland during the months of November &December due to Grapevine’s “North Pole Express”.  If you wish to “Help Make Your Own Ornament” or just browse through the Fine Art Glass Gallery for that “One-of-a-Kind Hand-blown Gift”, feel free to park behind the Studio under the Glassblowing Sign on Hudgins Street, or just across Main Street.

Weekends during the North Pole Express:

A shuttle service will also be available.  Free shuttles run continuously from the free parking at the Grapevine Convention Center to the North Pole Express. Additional details and parking options are listed below:

  • Parking with Free Shuttles provided at 1201 Municipal Way (Grapevine Public Library).
  • Parking without Shuttle provided at these locations: 815 S. Main St (corner of Main Street & Dallas Road) or 400 W. Dallas Rd (across the street from the Police Department)

Grapevine/ Main Street Station – Parking Garage:

  • 801 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051 (Grapevine-Main Street station, also known as Main Street Depot, is a train station in Grapevine, Texas. The station is currently served by the TEXRail commuter rail line and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.)
  • Call the following number for parking fees (817) 215-8600

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Not the “Extreme” type? That’s OK! View our HELP CREATE “TRADITIONAL ORNAMENT”

No reservations will be taken (first come, first served).  All details, hours, and video footage are in Events Calendar – click here.

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Vetro’s Extreme Hot Holiday Parties:

Reservations are available during other times of the week for groups with a minimum of 15 or more.  Please call the Vetro Gallery to schedule your group’s Christmas Help Create Events at 817-251-1668.

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Visit Vetro’s “Hall Of Flames” and be sure to submit your pictures to lbarker@vetroartglass.com for your chance to be in the upcoming Christmas Spotlight on Vetro’s social media channels!

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