The girls came over last night for our monthly craft night - always such a great time! I get asked about Craft Night a lot, and we have new readers who might not know the history, so let me summarize quickly what it's all about. Once a month, I send out an email to my group of girlfriends with about 4 or 5 links to cute projects. They are relatively easy to do, and don't require a lot of time or money to make. Everyone replies to the group email what their favorite is, and we usually do the same project, or a variation of it. However, sometimes, like around holidays, there are just too many cute projects out there, so everyone brings whatever materials they need to make their own thing. That's what happened last night, so I've got lots of goodies to share with you! OH - I forgot to mention two very important factors to our Girls Craft Night:
Wouldn't be Craft Night with my girlfriends without those 2;) On the same email thread, they say what they're bringing, so we're sure we have both covered.
So that's Craft Night. Highly recommend it - we have a lot of laughs, it's good for the soul...and as a bonus, get to take home something cute for your house! Our group is made up of 13 fabulous ladies, which I think is a great number. Plus, we're busting at the seams down in our playroom basement anyway, not sure we could squeeze in a bigger number than that! ;)
There were also some other wreaths made, like this one, made from a heart foam shape, burlap cut into squares, and pins to secure them!
And check out this cutie, from my blogging BFF Jocie over at One Project Closer!
She also made this little guy too -
here for the link to the original blog.
I wasn't really sure what I was going to do with my project, because I had bought a foam wreath form months ago, and was planning on making a yarn wreath with hearts of felts going around it or something...then I got my wreath out yesterday, and it was one of those super flat ones from Michaels - didn't think yarn was the way to go. So I had burlap (I know, SHOCKING!) and decided to cut long strips of it, fray the sides a little, and hot glue them to the back of the wreath form. Then cut hearts out of red felt, and used two long strings of jute to wrap around them so they would stay. One string wrapping around it in one direction, and the other string going the opposite direction. Make sense, I hope? Sorta gives it an argyle look, you know?
I also did a project that was SO quick, that I made two. Seriously, this will blow your mind how quick this one is. You need a frame, scrapbook paper, glue (I used Tacky Glue), and these scrabble-ish tiles from Michaels (I say "ish" because they don't have the numbers on them like real Scrabble pieces do;)
here's a link to it on Pinterest so you can at least see their adorable work! So so cute -- it's just gluing the letters LOVE and YOU onto paper and framing it. DONE!
So that was this month's craft night! Already working on scheduling next month's, and here's something exciting to think about - it might be close enough to make a spring craft!!! Makes my heart skip a beat just at the thought;)
In case you missed our other Craft Nights, here are the links~
#1: Cinnamon Stick Wreaths
#2: Berry Letter
#3: Tile Coasters
#4: Love Button Art
#5: Moss Letters
#6: Patriotic Wreaths
#7: Canvas Art
#8: Decorating Pumpkins
#9: Fall Decor
#10: DIY Christmas Signs