Last week, a blogging group I am a member of, the SoCal Lady Bloggers arranged a crafting day at The Makery. This was my first time there, but I had heard such wonderful things and was so excited to be spending a day crafting with old and new friends.
So, we crafted with:
I began with making a color-blocked wood bead necklace with The Makery.
- wrap Washi tape around a stirrer so that the bead fits onto it without moving around.
- use another piece of Washi tape to wrap around the bead to paint a straight line for color-blocking
- apply a coat of Mod Podge over each bead once the paint is dry.
The second craft I made was newspaper gift bags with the Academy of Handmade.
The final crafting station for the day was learning a little origami with A Little Known Craft.
First up we made an adorable little gift box with a bow out of magazine pages.
If you live in Southern California I hope you'll take a look at the classes, workshops and events offered by each of these fabulous crafting businesses.
I have to show you this gorgeous storage area at The Makery.
Disclosure: We were provided with a day of crafty fun with thanks to The Makery, A Lil Known Craft and the Academy of Handmade.