A few of my friends repeatedly tell me that they wish they were “crafty” like me and that I should teach classes or something. While I don’t think I’m all that and a bag of chips, I do enjoy crafting and I love to show others how to make cool stuff, so I finally decided to have a little shin-dig at my house to have some crafty fun!
I had a few of my girlfriends over Saturday night to drink a little wine…play with some paint and glitter….
The food wasn’t the centerpiece of the party, so I didn’t stress myself out. I served Valentine M&M’s, sugar cookies with colorful sprinkles (store-bought), crackers and port-wine cheese, and those little Anytizer’s by Tyson (they’re yummy!).
We spread out in my bar in our basement and started crafting.
For my “Love Letter” art, I started by using blue painter’s tape to create stripes, and painted the stripes a pretty navy blue.
I had to use 3 coats to make it dark enough to cover the white canvas completely. After peeling off the painter’s tape, I felt the need to fancy-up the canvas a bit more before moving on.
I used some white glitter and Mod Podge to add a little sparkle to the white stripes.
(By the way, my lines weren’t crisp on my stripes. If you have a better suggestion for doing this, rather than using painter’s tape, please let me know!)
After the glitter dried, it was time to make the love letters! I bought a pack of multi-colored cardstock already cut down to 2″ x 3″. Using a ruler and Sharpie pen, I drew lines to make each piece of cardstock resemble an envelope, then covered the top “flap” of each envelope in red or pink glitter.
Finally, I used hot glue to attach red baker’s twine to the back of each top corner of my canvas, then used glitter clothespins to attach each envelope to the twine.
I love all of the glitter! Here is the finished piece:
All of us had such a fun time creating our art!
This was so much fun – hours of laughing and talking and crafting with wonderful women! We will most definitely do this again….Easter, perhaps?
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Monday: Sew Can Do, The Girl Creative, Boogieboard Cottage, Keeping It Simple, Skip to My Lou, Craft-O-Maniac, Lines Across, The Dedicated House, Kathe With An E, My Crazy Beautiful Life
Tuesday: Cedar Hill Ranch, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Today’s Creative Blog, Carolyn’s Homework, The Kurtz Corner, The Winthrop Chronicles, Mercy Ink, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, The First Year, Naptime Creations, Lil Ms Tori
Wednesday: Trendy Treehouse, Night Owl Crafting, My Girlish Whims, Ginger Snap Crafts, Southern Lovely, Sugar and Dots, The DIY Dreamer, seven thirty three
Thursday: The Shabby Creek Cottage, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, A Glimpse Inside, House of Hepworths, The ArtsyGirl Connection
Friday: Fingerprints on the Fridge, Simply Designing, Happy Hour Projects, Craftionary, Too Much Time on My Hands, One Artsy Mama, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Just Us Four, Mom on Timeout, Tatertots and Jello, My Favorite Finds, The Grant Life, Becoming Martha
Weekends: Family Ever After, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Under the Table and Dreaming, Be Different Act Normal, Lovely Crafty Home, Nifty Thrifty Things, Life on Lakeshore Drive