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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Handmade Holiday by Crafting Community, December 13th

Picture via craftingcommunity.com
On December 13th at the Lombardi House in Los Angeles, Crafting Community is treating Los Angeles to it’s Handmade Holiday - an innovative event designed to create a window in time that cultivates creativity and imagination. Take a day off from the crowds and join their expert crew of celebrated designers for a series of festive workshops that give you all the tools you need to make one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for your loved ones. In the spirit of the season, a percentage of the event’s proceeds will benefit LA’s beloved community center, HOLA. 

Handmade Holiday’s unique workshops will include: 

  • Ornament BarUsing Martha Stewart Crafts ® products, Crafting Community will put their spin on this holiday staple. Participants can put the trimmings on personalized globe ornaments with glitter, paint and tinsel to create special decorations. 
  • Customized Holiday Cards: Crafting Community is partnering with L.A.-based letterpress stationer, Sugar Paper, for a colaborative workshop that will include a Smilebooth photo booth and customized letterpress cards with cheerful Sugar Paper liners.
  • Wrapping Station: Southern California-based Avery will present a wrapping station to put the finishing touches on the day’s creations, with custom labels for each family designed by Crafting Community.
  • God’s Eyes: A classic craft in a beautifully modern color palette - guests will have the opportunity to weave these magical objects traditionally created for celebration, gifting or to bless a home.
  • Succulent Gardens: These ornamental plants come alive when painted in an array of cool and unusual colors. Guests will also get to weave a beaded hanging to display them in style.
  • Leather: Guests will adorn  leather wrap bracelets and accessories with colorful, confetti studs.

Alongside these creative crafts, Crafting Community will be serving up other holly jolly activities for the entire family:

  • Nail Art Bar: Those looking to be festive for the flurry of holiday parties, can stop by the beauty bungalow for Hint Water’s custom nail art bar with manicurist’s from Olive & June’s.
  • Pop Up Shop: If the urge to shop kicks in, there will be an on-site Crafting Community Pop Up curated by artist Karen Kimmel. 
  • Fashion Fun With Undefeated: For the clothing inclined, guests can decorate tee shirts from LA bastion of cool, Undefeated.
  • Yummy Things: A snack station from Whole Foods, Quin Candy’s hot chocolate, cookie decorating with Isabella’s Cookies and mini ice cream sandwiches from Coolhaus will also be on site.

Tickets are $100 for children (ages 3 - 14) and $125 per adult. To book tickets, go to www.craftingcommunity.eventbrite.com.

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