A little over two weeks ago, my friend and fellow blogger Melinda Babiak of Look What Mom Found…and Dad Too, organized an amazing girls night out craft night at A.C. Moore. I had such a great time that it has inspired me to put together a list of crafts from all of my favorite Pinterest picks, which I am hoping to create throughout this year. I am looking to update some decor in my home, so with all of this new found inspiration, I am going to put my creative side to the test – and hopefully get together a few more times throughout the upcoming months with my favorite crafty friends. Let me tell you – crafting is so much more fun with a group! Hopefully as I complete my projects, I can share them with you and inspire you to do a few of your own.
Craft night at A.C. Moore was a blast – and incredibly informative. Our group was joined by A.C. Moore’s director of Education, Marketing Manager and Activity Coordinator, A.C. Moore’s PR Rep and a representative from Beacon Adhesives (which by the way are ahhhh-mazing!) We learned a little about the company, some of A.C. Moore’s products, all about Beacon Adhesives and heard about A.C. Moore’s upcoming Summer Fun Wednesdays – which are perfect for keeping the kids busy when school is out this summer!
Be sure to mark your calendars! This summer’s Summer Fun Wednesdays are kicking off on Wednesday June 26th from 1PM – 3 PM at all A.C. Moore locations. This craft event is extra special because A.C. Moore is partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. For just $1, customers can purchase a canvas bag and decorate it for free at the store using Simply Spray Fabric Paints. Best of all, for each canvas bag purchased, the $1 fee will go directly to ALSF. Special paper lemons will also be available for purchase for this amazing cause. Bags and lemons will be available for purchase throughout the entire day – so even if you cannot attend the craft hour, consider stopping by to purchase a bag for a future project!
After learning all about A.C. Moore’s products and programs, we had the opportunity to get to work on two really great crafts.
Lucky for us, some of the prep work was already done for us, which made the project a bit quicker to complete. A.C. Moore spoiled us with all of the tools and accessories needed to fully complete both projects. In addition, each project was accompanied by step by step instructions, making it easier to complete at home if needed.
The first project we attempted was the Paper Patchwork Composition Book. I was really excited to make this as I thought it would make a great gift for my daughter Ashley, who graduated from college last weekend. I figured it could function as a journal or a place where she could keep notes for upcoming job prospects and interviews. I loved how this turned out and I was amazed at how easy this one was to put together. I am hoping to take some time to make another one for myself to use for all of my blogging notes or when I attend blog events and conferences.
Although the second project was a bit more time consuming, all of the effort was well worth it, as I am in love with the finished project. This one is called The Quilled Roses Mini Wreath. Although we started the project at the store, creating the mini roses took some time and I ended up having to finish them at home. Now I have to find the perfect place to hang it in my home!
Many thanks to A.C. Moore for hosting this delightful evening out! I encourage everyone to head over to A.C. Moore’s website for tons of craft ideas and inspiration and to learn more about all of the brands and accessories available at their stores. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for some summer fun with the kids!
Summer Fun Wednesdays begin June 26 and continue through August 14 and are geared for kids ages 4 – 12. Scheduled activities include:
June 26, Simply Spray® Canvas Bag project
July 3, Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics® Bling Stickers
July 10, Crayola® Model Magic Owls
July 17, Schur-Tech Duck Tape Duckling™ Frames
July 24, Karmin International™ Design a Puzzle
July 31, Melissa & Doug Scratch Art® Tube
August 7, Fashion Angels® Tapeffiti™
August 14, Polyform® Eraser Clay Sweet Treats
I know where my kids and I will be hanging out on Wednesdays this summer! Who wants to meet us for some fun?
Disclosure: I was invited to attend the #ACMooreGNO event with other area bloggers. I received the materials to complete both projects mentioned above as well as a generous swag bag. All opinions, as always, are 100% my own.