Welcome to Began by Hand!
Summer Store Hours:
Monday:       Closed
Tues-Fri:      10am-6pm
Saturday:     10am-5pm
Sunday:       Closed

Located at:
123 East Main Street (Route 110)
Merrimac, MA 01860

About Began by Hand

Gift Shop:

Come checkout our Artisan Gift Shop. We have traveled throughout New England to find talented artisans and hand picked each handmade item for our shop. So, if you are looking for a unique gift idea, or just want a fun place to shop, you have found the place. 

Craft Classes:

Would you like a reason to get out and meet new people or learn a new craft/hobby?

Or, maybe the kids are getting bored doing the same old thing. We have the cure. We have both children and adult craft classes.  All materials are included in the cost of each class. So many different classes to choose from. Please check out our craft calender!


Our Birthday Parties take the cake! You will have your own private room that is decorated to the theme the child chooses. The children will do a craft based on that theme, have pizza, cake and ice cream, and will open presents!

We understand Birthday Parties can be very stressful for a parent. Here at Began by Hand we do it all for you. We want it to be as much as the parents day as it is the childs. We pride ourselves on service! 

Along with Birthday Parties we offer Ladies Nights, Holiday Parties, and Bridal Luncheons. Call today for details and the host is always FREE!  

Paint and Sip Party at The New Old Oak! 

Wine Glass Painting @ The New Old Oak, Merrimac  

Tuesday, Dec. 1st at 7pm

Please contact us at 978-346-7831 to book! We have only a few spots left.


"We love the gifts for the kids teachers. Began by Hand also personalized them for us. The kids are so excited to give them to them. Great teacher gifts at Began by Hand!"  -Jessica M.

"Had a wonderful time today! Thank you so much! We will be back!"  -Eva N.

"Father's Day gifts were a blast to make!"  -Ellie A.

"So many wonderfully handmade items in your bright and cheerful shop! Telling everyone I know about this treasure of a place!"  -Darlene L.

"My boys had the best birthday EVER! They loved the craft they did and proudly display it on our refrigerator!"  -Jessica A.

"We stopped in today to check it out, what a fun place! We can't wait to come back and do classes and meet some new friends!"  -Jennifer P.