|The invitation, courtesy of my sister-in-law Heidi, using the app abeautifulmess!|
Recently the women in my extended family did a craft week, and it was so much fun!! Several things go into planning such a big event and so we started planning about 4 months in advance.
In pulling off such a large undertaking, there are several areas that have to be discussed and agreed upon in order to pull it off, and I thought it would be fun to list it all, so you can benefit from our trials and successes!
- Teacher vs. Student - its important to first establish if you will be having an expert come in to teach a craft/skill or if someone in your group of attendees will be the teacher.
- We decided that each one of us (there were 4 ladies) would be a teacher for one day and a student for the other days.
- Day 1 - Screen Printing
- Day 2 - Card Making
- Day 3 - Gingerbread (Christmas in July) Project
- Day 4 - Metal Stamping
- Each one of us decided that we wanted to do something that we have never done before on the day we were teaching, so this also required us to learn the skill prior to our class (that was fun!!)
- We ended up making our event an entire week, starting with Monday and ending on Friday, but we took Wednesday off.
And finally, here are some pictures from our craft week..........
Day 1 - Heidi taught screen printing
Day 2 - Lindsay taught us Card Making using scrapbooking materials
Day 3 - Mom taught us to design/decorate wall art Gingerbread houses
Day 4 - I taught Metal Stamping and Epoxy
Bottom line................GO FOR IT! Planning and doing a craft week was work, I'm not going to lie, but we shared the responsibilities and shared in the fun!!!
till next time.............Penny :)