All posts tagged: craft party

you are magical.

When your niece requests unicorn themed crafts for her 10th birthday, magic happens. On the craft menu: unicorn headbands and unicorn poop slime in unicorn jars! Unicorn headbands. These are darling. We spent the week before putting together felt cones for the horns, and had her guests glue on all the flowers they wanted for super special birthday party headwear. Unicorn poop slime in unicorn jars. Slime is apparently all the rage with the kids these days – glitter slime, glow-in-the-dark slime, clear slime, colorful slime, so many kinds of slime! Each guest got to make their own slime with a simple glue, liquid starch, and food coloring recipe. We made golden unicorn jars beforehand so everyone could take home their slime creation in style. We had so many more ideas for unicorn crafts (rainbow tassel unicorn tails, origami unicorn bookmarks!), but two crafty stations was plenty to keep the party going. Unicorn party much? Share you magical party ideas below!

birthday craft party.

OMG let’s do this again! My craft biz turned five this past October so I threw a birthday craft party complete with craft stations, a photobooth, and so. much. cake. I might need to throw craft parties on the regular. There was so much excitement and craftiness to be had. Here’s a look back at the awesomeness. I held the party at Sticky Art Lab in Berkeley. My lovely friend Katy greeted all the guests. We’ve known each other since junior high and I’m sooooo happy she lives nearby again. All the guests got an FtF VIP name tag and indigo dyed tote bag filled with a craft pack, a special birthday edition soy candle by Lighten Up Shoppe, and a felt pennant or garland by yours truly. I set up a confetti crown station. There was confetti everywhere and it was magical. The decorate-your-own-banner station was a big hit, too. At the photobooth people asked “What app are you using?” Answer: camera. We got a fun clicker to use with our iPad so guests …

something blue.

My baker friend Mollie got married this year, too (the one who made my after wedding brunch treats!) and she asked me to host a paper flower bouquet workshop for her and her brides ladies to prep for the big day. The honor was all mine! Mollie made a bouquet of paper flowers in hues of blue; her ladies made giant crepe paper blooms. There were also delicious snacks and a curious kitten! The lovelies with their lovelies:  Congratulations Mollie and Ben!

tube bracelets.

You know how I sometimes say that I feel like a little kid? Well, this DIY is the ultimate throwback to my 90s childhood and I’m super excited I get to share the crafty love as an instructor at Blue Door Beads. Here’s a look back at a recent birthday party I hosted. Colorful messes were made. Beads, confetti, washi tape, glitter…And these lil ladies made such lovely bangles! Tube bracelet craft party anyone? Book your Blue Door Bead party here.

pizza party.

So…this pizza party happened, per the request of the fabulous Lucia Dill! It. Was. Fabulous. I didn’t realize how much pizza love there was out there. It’s everywhere! Pizza shirts, pizza puns, pizza pillows… And now pizza pennants and clips! Here’s a perfect peek at the pizza prep and party! (P)alliteration! We adorned the walls with paper pizza garlands and had real life edible pizza because what’s a pizza party without pizza! Once fueled, we created! After crafting came pizza family portraits! Take a look at the beautiful slices of pizza art! What’s your favorite topping? Share below! And stay tuned for more food crafting parties!

craft party!

Being a craft lady is a pretty fun gig, especially when your clients are just as crazy about crafting as you are! I recently hosted a DIY station for a lil lady’s Halloween themed birthday and it was the cutest! My client, the crafty Ms. Ethel, decked out her entire home with beautiful handmade delights– everything from the decor to the spooky treats had a handmade spin. I’m featuring her work today because she’s awesome and this is exactly the reason (ok, maybe not the only reason but a really great reason!) why I’m looking forward to having kids: epic crafty birthday parties! While the kids were busy decorating pumpkins and making paper plate ghosts, I got to snap a few pictures of all the handmade creations, and note that this is only a smidgen of all the details. Ethel said she spent all week creating, staying up into the wee hours of the night. (Hmm…that sounds familiar.) But all the hard work and late hours paid off because her home was beautifully and thoughtfully …

etsy craft party!

What better way to kick off the weekend than with a craft party Etsy style! What is an Etsy Craft Party, you say? Etsy Craft Party is a global celebration of meeting and making, held every year since 2010. This year’s theme was Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape. Our local street team – SF Etsy – collaborated with Creative Live to host a fun-filled craft party for team members and the community. We made paper gems using these nifty templates printed on wall paper! Paper gems have been on my craft wish list for some time now. You can imagine how excited I was when I found out they were the project for the evening. Bling-bling! Imagine if we walked about with giant gemstone jewelry… Of course, there were treats, stickers, and goody bags… …and fun with friends, new and old. This crafting community is so welcoming and supportive. I look forward to the next gathering! Thanks for a lovely party, SF Etsy and Creative Live! Did you celebrate craftiness this weekend at an Etsy Craft Party? Tell me …