Wednesday, September 2, 2009

An evening of inspiration

We had a wonderful evening of visiting and crafting with Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design. Amy is formally a partner of the Salvage Studio. She is the queen of re purposing found items and shared her secrets on making paperweights out of candle holders using vintage wallpaper and antique buttons.

Amy brought buckets of the most fabulous vintage wallpaper and antiques buttons for everyone to use in making their personalized paperweight.

She used old file folders for place mats with neat little sayings.

Any excuse for a soiree, we'll take it! Everyone enjoyed champagne and nibbles between creating and shopping. Everyone that attended received a 15% off shopping pass for the evening.

Everyone decorated a box for their paperweights out of chinese take out boxes with vintage wallpaper, buttons and ribbons. Amy found the boxes at a wholesale grocery. This is a wonderful tip for unique packaging for the holidays.

I wish I had gotten a picture of all 24 fabulous paperweights. Each paperweight was unique and different. I enjoyed spending the evening with creative like minded ladies. Keep posted for the next craft class. Amy and I are thinking of doing a holiday ornament craft.


amy of studio four corners said...

I had a fabulous time teaching the class - it was so inspiring to see how everyone had a different design. I'm thinking about what the next workshop could be...and of course it will be fun!

Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

LOVE the file folders as placemats!! I am thinking about hosting an event here too and am capturing all the idead I can. Thanks for sharing... looks like everone had a wonderful time!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault