Host your girlfriends over for a lovely Crafternoon.
I’m so happy to share with you the fun afternoon I had with some friends on Monday. For years I’ve wanted to host a Valentine’s Day crafternoon, and this year I did it! Valentine’s Day is one of my most favorite holidays, and I have acquired quite the craft stash over the years of all things red, pink and washi. So I invited a few friends over for lunch, and a lovely crafternoon as we called it.
One of my goals this year is to host more things at our home. I think there is something so nice about having friends over whether it be a dinner party or for lunch. Sure I love to eat out just as much as the next guy, but when was the last time you cooked a meal for friends and had them over. I love the idea of entertaining, although I wasn’t doing it. I needed a chance to use the nice dishes once in a while…if you know what I mean.
I stocked up my favorite little red cart with everything you’d need to craft your heart out, and we had a great time. For a fun centerpiece, I layered red, white and pink gum balls from Sweet Works and made the number 14 for Valentine’s Day.
Gathering all the craft supplies was the fun part. This wooden tray was perfect for organizing everything together. After we had lunch, I just pulled the tray out and put it on the table for easy access.
For a fun banner, I used the back side of playing cards to spell out “Just a Lovely Crafternoon”.
Here’s a closer look at all the supplies. I had a few friends mention it was their first time using washi tape. “Say Whaaaa?” …well I’m glad I could be the one to get them started…I mean hooked.
I loved seeing all the creativity on all of their cards. The heart on this card was made with thin red wire, and the clothes pin is covered with a thin piece of washi tape. Isn’t it pretty?!
This simple card was inspired by my most favorite store – Paper source. It’s so simple, and I think that’s why I love it. I love the torn edge look you get with washi tape.
Before everyone arrived, I made a few cards before they arrived to give everyone a few creative ideas just in case they weren’t feeling it. Sometimes it’s nice to see something you like and just duplicate it.
I used these heart shaped (chalkboard) speech bubbles for place settings and made little monograms out of the same deck of playing cards.
It was such a fun afternoon. I hope to do more soon. We left all the supplies out, and the next day Avery and a few of her friends made Valentines together and loved it.
I love these sweet tweeners. This is such a fun age.
It really was a #lovelycrafternoon.
Okay, so I’d love to know…when was the last time you hosted something at your home? Do you host often or not at all. If not, I’d love to know what’s holding you back?