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May162011

DIY Craft Class at The Wedding Pantry

Happy Monday friends!

I had an absolutely awesome weekend and I couldn't wait to share in today's post.  On Saturday I taught my very first DIY craft class (I talked about it earlier)!  Eek!  Even now afterward, I can hardly believe it already happened.  I had an amazing time, it was so fun crafting with everyone, and according to my best friend who came (I required bestie support and she kindly complied), the class was a success.  I hope everyone had a good time and learned some new techniques.  I cannot wait to teach another class!  

I have to give a HUGE thank you to Eva of The Wedding Pantry.  She is the absolute sweetest and I cannot thank her enough for letting me use her great space for the class and for providing support.  It was such an exciting step for me and my growing business and Eva played such an important role in that.  Eva, I appreciate your kindness like no other.  

Of course another big thank you to everyone that came.  I hope everyone had as much fun as I had.  Hopefully you can utilize these techniques in future crafting projects for your weddings, your parties, or just to beautify your everyday lives.

And finally thank you to my blog and Twitter friends for wishing me luck.  It meant so much to me to read your comments and tweets and I was so pumped going into it with all your support.  Love you guys!

And finally for some pictures!  Most of my time was devoted to the class but I was able to snap a few shots for the blog's sake.  And I have more fun pictures to share tomorrow too.  Enjoy!

The craft space before the class started.  This space that The Wedding Pantry offers is really great, perfect for classes.  I couldn't have asked for a better location.  

Everyone got their own pack with all the supplies they needed.  And then of course there were the communal items like the bakers twine and washi tape.  Eva and I were cracking up over my red bakers twine...jumbo size!  Seriously, this is a lifetime supply.  I was joking saying that I will be able to pass it down to my grandchildren because there is no way I'll go through it all.  

A close up of the packs.  Yellow + grey + kraft paper = awesome color scheme!

I showed everyone how to make these pom flowers.  This is one that I made as an example.  

Hard at work making cuteness!

The poor-man's screen printing technique with freezer paper.  This is one of my favorite things ever and I loved sharing it with everyone.  You can do so much with it.  This is what my friend Elysse made.  She's got skillz!  I loved her abstract shapes and mixing of paint to get the colors she wanted.  Way to go Elysse!

This is a design I made quickly on a muslin bag.  An easy favors bag for a wedding maybe?  Just add guest's names or the couple's names and wedding date.  

I had super talented students.  The pink bunting was adorable and I loved the gradient from blue to silver on the 'H'.  The white flower to the right of the 'H' was the other craft we made.  

More talented student work!  Cute pom flowers in a nicely decorated jar.  

Thanks again everyone!  Saturday sure made me feel like one lucky crafter.  I'm still smiling from ear to ear.

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I wish California wasn't so far away or it would have loved to come to this! It looks a.maz.ing. So impressed!!!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElle

can u pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease have a class on the east coast???? ;)

It looks you had fun with teaching what you love to do. The pom flowers looks nice and I also like the supplies packages. You realy thought of everything. So lovelly!
Hugs.

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMädchen für alles

I'm so bummed I missed out on our class. You should definitely host another one. Where did you get the yellow striped bags you used for the supplies! I love the color combination.

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

What a pretty set up for your class! Love the packaging for the supplies! If I lived close enough, I would have definitely attended. Looks like so much fun!

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Jones

Lauren, you are such an amazing person with the talent to match. We are so happy you got to do this! Amazing projects for sure. We bet this is only the beginning! A + N

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAleah + Nick Valley

How fun! Everything looks so cute... SO LAUREN! I love it! Congrats on your success!!

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

So much fun! Glad it went well :) Pretty bummed I had to miss it. Next time!

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamie

Thank you for the sweet comments everyone! The class was so much fun. It only could have been better if all my online friends, from all over the place could have attended. I will definitely be holding more classes though so hopefully I can meet some of you in the future. :)

May 18, 2011 | Registered CommenterLauren Elise

Sad I missed it! Looking forward to visiting the shop! Maybe you can start DIY videos! :)

May 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

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