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« on: October 19, 2013 06:25:17 PM »

Wow, it has been ages since I have been here. Anyway, I recently began hosting a monthly craft night. There are about 10 of us and about 2/3 of the group are at the newbie crafting level in all categories, and the rest are intermediate to expert in most areas. I was hoping some of you could give me ideas for projects that would be doable for all members, but aren't totally cheesy, country crafty, or kindergarten level (kitschy can be ok, but it depends). I know I'm not being 100% clear, but I'm not quite sure how else to put it. I guess I want everyone to be able to make (or start on) something that they don't wanna just throw in the trash or stuff in a corner afterwards.

I'm trying to get a calendar of ideas planned out for the year. One craft idea I have so far is to make altered word books (old books that have the pages folded to display a 3D word). It's something that I think won't be too technically difficult, but it will make something enjoyable that they will be proud of. So, I'm trying to find more ideas along those lines.

Please, please, please, does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for me?! Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013 05:08:25 AM »

How about faux taxidermy?  SheepBlue makes some awesome ones.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409295
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013 07:36:56 AM »

Ha! That's a good idea. I hadn't seen those before.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013 10:47:42 AM »

Ok, here are the specific crafts I have gathered in addition to the suggestion above: tooth plates, glue/foil art, mason jar planters, book folding, hollowed out book, thread mache mask, plantable paper, and popsicle stick shadow boxes

Other than that, here are some general ideas that I will need to find specifics for: beginning knitting, beginning crochet, beginning sewing, easy polymer clay, origami

If you can't tell, I've been working really hard on trying to pull all of this together. I have a good list going now, but you can never have too many ideas, so keep them coming!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013 03:33:24 PM »

Sounds like a really fun group! Can I come Smiley??

I host a holiday crafting party for my friends. They are all at different levels and I know the time it takes to find projects that look cool and can be done by the masses.

Here's some info on the party from last year - maybe there are some project ideas in there??

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=418855.0#axzz2iOlHxMVx

Do you have Pinterest?
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013 12:35:58 AM »

I'm thinking with the upcoming holiday season coming, what about something related to that, such as card and tag making, folded star ornaments (try this site... http://goorigami.com/), or stamped polymer clay ornaments, or large batch gift items.  Bath salts, or bath bombs come to mind.  Or kissing balls made from the kusudama flowers.  One thing I did one year was also make miniature accordian albums for some family members, and instead of sending them a card, filled the album with small pics from throughout the year,  and did it as a short Christmas letter spread over the pages.  Also,  what about making Christmas crackers?
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013 12:41:05 AM »

For easy sewing, what about smaller projects, such as coasters and mugrugs?  Reuseable bags, from scratch, or remakes like a t-shirt bag. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013 04:19:23 AM »

Oooh... now I want to make Christmas crackers!
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013 12:13:26 AM »

Our first craft night was a success! It was a little slow in the middle, due to the glue drying, but we had lots to talk about anyway and some junk food that needed eating. This is the craft we ended up doing: http://makeitawonderfullife.blogspot.com/search?q=foil+art. I will try to post photos of our results tomorrow if I can. I think they turned out pretty cool. Next up, I think we are going to do some altered book art.
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2013 09:12:03 PM »

Does everyone always have to make the same project? You might consider having an open craft night, everyone can just bring whatever project they are working on. That's how I do my monthly quilting nights. We say "quilting," but someone might be working on embroidery while someone else is doing hand quilting and others are machine quilting.
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