Any Excuse to Bedazzle Things!
A few weeks ago my girlfriend Danielle and I were chatting about how we could intentionally be more FUN, you know… like in the old days! The older we get the more hectic life tends to be. It’s filled with crazy work schedules, travel, husbands, kiddos, life, etc all things that are good, really good in fact. But sometimes months will go by and I realize I haven’t had a real fun bonding night with my best girlfriends. We text daily and keep up with just about everything that’s going on in each others’ lives, but we often forget to stop and just be friends. So after that conversation I decided to start a Girls’ Craft Night to add a little more fun into our lives.
Honestly, I didn’t quite know how this would pan out, if the craft would work, or whether anyone would even be able to come. But it turned out perfect! Five of us were able to make it and we had the best time just being girls, crafting, and laughing all night long.
The great thing about crafting is that it’s always a good time because no matter how hard you try your craft will NEVER turn out the way you planned and you will always need an extra set of hands or eyes. Which makes for lots and lots of laughter and teamwork.
Each of our finished products turned out really cute and so different from one another, which was the really neat to see! If you are looking for a fun night to plan with your girlfriends, I’d highly recommend trying out a Girls’ Craft Night.
Plan a Girls’ Night!
1. Throw out a couple of dates… and who ever is able to make it comes!
2. Pick a house that has a big enough table to really make a mess on.
3. Find inspiration for your craft.
A few weeks ago I was walking through Forever 21 and saw these shoes and thought… you could be something really special! And the idea went from there! Before Craft Night everyone had ordered a pair of shoes and we decided we’d go to Hobby Lobby together. Below is a collage of my Pinterest inspiration. Who knew DIY decorating Gucci slides was a thing?
4. Bring snacks!
Instead of making a big fuss over dinner or snacks, everyone was in charge of bringing a bottle of champagne or a snack. We ended up having guacamole, hummus and veggies, popcorn, and peanut butter cups… in my opinion it was the perfect meal.
5. Take Photos
Trust me, you’ll want photos of whatever you all come up with whether it was a total failure or not… something to laugh at later!
Left: Kyla’s magical cherry pie creation. Can you believe she created this with just glue and different colored beads?! To be honest, I thought she was CRAZY when she came up with this idea. But whoa did it turn out well.
Right: Jessa’s sparkly slides. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen these exact slides on sale for like $350 at department stores. She created this with gem glue and rhinestones!
These are mine! I’ve been really into all things pearl lately and when I saw these pearl halves in Hobby Lobby and I knew they were a match made in heaven. And Danielle found these little gold studs to accent! I used a little bit of gem glue and voilà!
Left: Courtney’s doxie shoes! OMG, how cute did these turn out?! It was a little touch and go there for a while but, wow did she pull this off! She created this with felt and tacky glue. So cute, right?
Right: Danielle’s braided slides. We’ll if these don’t look professional then I don’t know what does. She created these with embroidery thread and tacky glue. Impressive right!?
I hope this post encourages you to throw your very own Girls’ Craft Night or at least attempt a solo DIY! Yesterday we started up our group text again for round two and I can’t wait to see what we end up creating next!