Friday, November 23, 2012

How to have a craft night!

I had a craft night a few days ago and it was so much fun!! Here's the craft we made:

How to have a craft night

It was a wreath made out of slips of scrap book paper and I love how it turned out. I purchased a coordinating scrapbooking book with 24 different types of paper (48 total pieces of paper). I cut all the paper into slips that were 5 inches long by 1 inch wide. (Yes, that means I cut 1152 pieces of paper)

I charged $10 per person and each person received a Ziploc bag full of all the paper they would need, a piece of ribbon and a plane 12 inch Styrofoam ring. I had four hot glue guns available as well as four staplers so that four people could sit around the table at a time and do the craft.

You fold each piece of paper so that it makes a loop and then you staple or hot glue the end so that it stays. Then you begin gluing your loops onto the wreath. I tried to coordinate my colors so that I didn't have a lot of one color in any area, but for the most part there's really no rhyme or reason and you can't really mess it up.

I found that each person needed about 72 pieces of paper to complete their wreath.

Here are a few more pictures of some of the completed wreaths:

Christmas Wreath Tutorial DIY

Craft Night Ideas

The package of 48 pieces of paper was enough for 13 people to do the craft. Besides buying the paper and Styrofoam wreaths you just need staples, staplers, hot glue guns and hot glue sticks.

For the people who had already finished the craft, or who were waiting to make it, I had Elf on for them too watch and finger food to eat.

Below are the recipes I used and they were all delicious!

Christmas Craft Night

Christmas Craft Night

Christmas Craft Night


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  2. Lovely! I really love making wreath every season for my condo in Philippines front door. :)