Welcome to Tutuland in Boston! Situated in Allston, on Brighton Ave., Tutuland is a crafter’s haven! It is the destination for Bostonians seeking the most thoughtful gift this holiday season. You can DIY just about anything at this crafty spot, and it’ll be like a gift to yourself as you’ll have the most fun making it every step of the way!
Tutuland offers a wide assortment of options to bring your custom art to life. Most famously, at Tutuland you can create a handmade rug, with literally any design you can dream up (yes, you can create a rug with the Yankees logo and walk all over it).
DIY a hand tufted rug at Tutuland
Tutuland is most famously known for its rugs, which we got to try our hand at. It is incredibly fun to make, so much that a date with a pal out to Tutuland makes for an equally thoughtful experiential gift. And if making your own rug sounds intimidating, don’t fret , it’s surprisingly easy and the staff at Tutuland are there to help in a moment’s notice.
Anything you can dream up, can be turned into a rug at Tutuland. They start with a digital image of your design and rug size. The rugs range from a size small all the way up to a mega!
Tutuland hand tufted rug sizes and prices
- Small(17″x 17″)- $78
- Medium(20″x 24″)- $108
- Large(28″x 28″)- $148
- XL(40″x 40″)- $178
- XXL(45″x 55″)- $238
- Mega( 60’x 65″)- $308
The length of development depends on the intricacy of your design. Customers have done everything from the faces of a loved one and pets to a less complicated color-block design. The world is your oyster and the screen is your canvas at Tutuland!
Once you’ve solidified your design, you’ll get to work by tracing the mirrored image out with a thick black marker on your screen. After, one of the lovely staff members walk you through a 5-minute personal tufting tutorial and how to thread the yarn through the machine. You’ll find the learning curve is pretty small and you’ll become a tufting master in minutes–then it’s off to the drawing (or should we say tufting) boards!
From there, you’ll have the freedom to choose as few or as many yarn colors you wish for your design. A small rug generally takes about 2 hours to complete, adding on one hour for each size you go up! But the longer you spend on a rug, the more comfortable you get with the tufting machine!
Other fun options to try at Tutuland Boston
While the rugs are the bestseller at Tutuland, they also have faster, simpler options if you just want to whip up a quick personalized gift. In Tutuland’s Decoden Art wing, you can self-embellish claw clips, pen holders, hairbrushes, phone cases, and more- they even have holiday themed embellishments! Another fantastic option is Tutuland’s Acrylic Pouring Bears made from your mix of swirled acrylics.
Find Tutuland at 115 Brighton Avenue, Allston MA 02134
Mon-Fri 12 PM to 9 PM
Sat-Sun 11 AM to 9 PM
For reservations call Tutuland at 617-208-8525 or send them an Instagram DM