Monday, July 5, 2010

1st posting for the CHRISTMAS CRAFT RETREAT!!

Hello gals, we are so excited about the Christmas Craft Retreat. We have been purchasing like mad - we keep thinking of craft ideas and at least I am having a tough time stopping! Here are the first 4 crafts - there will be many more.
Our first class item is a wall hanging that is approx. 12 1/2" wide and 10 1/2" tall, not including the handle. The base is made out of wood and is a mild distressed flat black. It is very good quality - 7gypsies. As you can see I have filled up the spaces with a vintage look and have purchased a number of the items from antique stores. The only things you would have to provide are some personal pictures. I used 4 pictures, one of which was color and the remaining 3 I did in black and white. Here are the sizes you will need:
3 3/4" w X 2 1/2"
2 3/4" w X 4"
2 1/4" w X 2 3/4"
3-31/2" w X 1 1/2"
What I did was have wallets and 4X6 pictures developed at Costco in color and black & white and then I decided what I wanted to use as I designed the piece.
I have tried to get duplicates of everything so your piece will look exactly the same except for a few small variations.
The price for the kit and class will be $45 (this is at the top of the range of classes that we will be doing, we will have 3 more between $40-$50)
There will be a limit of 5 people.
Paper Mache Santas. This Santa is about 8" tall and is easy to make because the face and other features are paper. After painting and attaching the paper with Mod Podge, the Santa is then covered with German glass glitter. I will have 3 sizes available for those who would like to make a family of Santas. The price on the Santas will be $8.00 and everything will be provided.
The 2 projects above will be kits that will be available over the 3 days for you to do. They will not be classes. The first is a "genuine snowman" in a jar which is fun to send to friends or to give as a small token over the Christmas holiday. They will be $2.50 each and you can make as many as you like.
The next one is a fun project made with the decorative end of a piece of silverware - many of them are silver plate antique spoons and forks - and you will be able to add charms to it and make a key chain or use it as a piece to hang from a necklace. The price will vary depending on the charms you choose, $5 - $8.00.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! Ok Pat and Teresa I want to do them all!!! You are killing me! These ideas are fantastic!! I definitely want in on the Wall Hanging, so count me as one of the five!!