I mentioned last week that I was helping to throw a “Pinterest” party with Aimee from ByAimee.com over the weekend – and we had such a blast!!
Here’s the idea: A bunch of awesome girls get together and make some crafts inspired by projects we’ve seen on Pinterest! We all chipped in $20 for the crafts – and we had 4 craft ideas to make.
We’re all creative/crafty gals, so our crafts were Pinterest “inspired” – we printed out a bunch of ideas we’d seen and went for it!
Aimee opened up her house cause she’s awesome like that. We started with our ginormous pile of supplies -
And you can’t have a craft party without eats – I think that’s a rule. So here’s our first round – breakfast!!
(We had a whole lunch table too but I didn’t get a shot of that)
We also had amazing sponsors! We felt so fortunate.
Pick Your Plum sent us this great big basket full of ribbon and wood pieces and mod podge and twine and hello . . . giant rick rack and lots more!
The Daily Grommet sent us really cool ceramic cutters and fabulous scissors by Slice for all our cutting!! The cutting tools came in really handy with our vinyl projects – and the scissors worked great on all our materials!!
We also used vinyl that Oh My Crafts had sent me for review at the end of the year – it was perfect for cutting out our state silhouettes!!
Our plan was to make a State Canvas, a Pincushion, fabric covered button earrings – and a wreath. We didn’t get to the wreaths but we had a blast making everything else!
The adorable Jaime from Polkadots on Parade showing off her earrings!!
The earring tutorial we used was by Amy Cornwell over at Brassy Apple – it’s perfect for making button earrings that dangle or you can add a post instead!
Me – working away on earrings.
Everyone went home with a ruffley burlapy tote bag to hold all their fun crafts/supplies.
Here’s how my projects turned out!
Our cute little pincushions were in ramekins that Aimee found at World Market. They were inspired by this pincushion and this one.
Look! Giant rick rack. Sigh.
We also made little paper clips from hardware Pick Your Plum sent in their basket of awesomeness.
My button earrings are a gold lacey fabric. The girls promised me they don’t look like boobs – but I’m still not sure.
I really like my state canvas. After I made it I remembered Maggie from Midwestern Sewing Girl’s cute chalkboard art – It must have lodged in my brain when I was deciding what to do! (Hers is wayyyyyy better)
I painted it dark gray and wrote out the cities with pencil. Then I painted over the pencil with a small paintbrush. I want to do some touch ups on it. LA is entirely too large and looks like it threw up a paisley.
I’m going to shrink that down and add in Solvang. I forgot all about poor little Solvang.
Anyway – here’s our group shot – all of us showing off our works of art . . .
Gah! Aren’t they all great??
We had soooo much fun!! It was really laid back and so great to just chat and craft!
I love this group of girls – this was our second party and we were down a few people.
I’m hoping we can all make it next month – it looks like this is turning into a regular event!!