Hosting a Craft Hour

by admin on May 29, 2011

Amber from North Carolina writes:

“Hello! I organize a monthly ‘craft hour’ for my department at work! This gives us all a chance to connect and relax…even if only for an hour! I have people in the group of all skill levels so I try to keep things on the easier side. Last month we made this body scrub. Do you have any thoughts on other great crafts that are easy, can be completed in an hour, and cost about $ 5? Everyone loves the craft hour and I want to keep it going with crafts everyone will love.”

First off, kudos on hosting your own craft session!  We hear crafternoons are all the rage these days. There are many projects that are both people- and budget-friendly.  Here are just a few:

Fabric transfer totes,

Silk necklaces (or T-shirt necklaces!),


and customized stationery.

These projects are simple to make, have minimal ingredients (most of which you can find at home or your local crafts- and office-supply stores), and always please a crowd.

We hope Craft Hour becomes a regular spot on your department’s calendar.

* Need more help throwing a party? Etsy’s got lots of great ideas on how to organize a craft community.

The Crafts Dept.

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