Crafty Projects and the Messes that Come with Them
I went to the Vancouver Etsy Craft Party on Friday night and it was so much fun! It was my first time at a Craft Event and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was hoping to (and did!) meet up with some of my co-workers Stephanie, Daina, Joanna and Melissa. I got there earlier than they did and was a little bit nervous because I wasn’t sure who I was going to talk to or what to do. I luckily got to sit next to Samantha who I really enjoyed getting to know throughout the Event! Turns out she works on the same block as HootSuite, has her own jewellery line, and is part of a craft council. I also got to meet a lot of people throughout the night because I happened to sit at that one seat for a pretty long time! It was so fun meeting other crafters and hearing what they like to make! Ah I loved every bit of it!!
We got to choose one of three different craft projects to do. I chose the postcard project where you get a piece of wood and you get to create a postcard from it. I (as well as many of the others at my table) didn’t really end up with a postcard, just a plaque of some sort. I didn’t really want to create a postcard because I had a huge urge to cover both sides with paper. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it exactly until Samantha mentioned that she was going to turn hers into a jewellery stand! I instantly fell in love with her idea but wasn’t too sure how I was going to do that. A few days after the even I decided to add pins, clothes pins, butterfly clips, and a stand onto it. TA DA! Out came this jewellery stand! :)
The rest of the night was so much fun because you seriously can’t go wrong with tables full endless of art supplies!! After that, I got to make giant buttons, eat a mango popsicle, paint a tiny painting onto the collaborative raw canvas, and hangout with my awesome friend Stephanie! I can’t wait to go to more craft parties!
– A piece of wood
– Lots of pretty paper
– Pins, Butterfly clips, Clothespins, ribbon (for the jewellery)
– Cardboard (for the stand)
1. Create the stand buy cutting and gluing the cardboard onto the back of the wood. (I did this later on but I think doing it first would be easiest!)
2. Decorate the stand – front and back – with pretty paper
3. Add Pins, Butterfly Clips, Clothespins and/or Ribbon in spots where you plan to hang the jewellery
4. Hang your favourite jewellery on it :)