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    MakeMN: Clock & Antler Recap, and Upcoming Workshops!

    I can't believe it's been a month since our last MakeMN workshop. It was such a fun project, and the finished pieces were more amazing than we even anticipated! We've been busy around here at the MakeMN headquarters - coming up with new workshop ideas, planning out the rest of the year, and making plans for 2016!  We've got the scoop for you on a few upcoming workshops - but first, a quick recap of our Clocks & Antlers class. One of our favorite parts of the workshops, aside from seeing the incredible finished projects, is presenting our workshop attendees with their swag bags. A fun surprise at the end of each class, we send you home with a bunch of beautiful, handmade items from some of our favorite local & national friends! Our sponsors for this month's MakeMN {check out their pages for more of their awesome work}: Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas   MN zipper pull: Relaine;   Necklace: Lydeen;   Screenprinted lunch bag: Scrappy Products; MN Nice Cookie: Something Sweet by Maddie Lu; Soy candle: Vintage Pyro. A huge thank you to our sponsors for giving our DIYers a fun, handmade surprise to take home! And.....drum roll, please...check out the workshop pics! First, our inspiration: Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas   Some action shots: 11783692_10207345745459797_904311835_o (1) Our workshop ladies with their finished projects. How cute is it that their clocks match their fashion style? Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas 11793842_10207345736779580_1350151431_o (1)11821438_10207345734179515_1181925614_o (1)   The next MakeMN workshop is scheduled for September 25th. It's an evening string art, dinner & drinks workshop, where you'll finish a wood background for your string art, and then choose either a stag head design (see some of the clocks above) or a LOVE sign to string in your choice of colors. You'll get to use our Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, and learn the art of stringing. We'll provide the entertainment {in the form of our really fun instructors from The Vintage Studio}, the food {a light dinner}, and the drinks. You bring a friend {make sure they register first}. We also have two Holiday Marquee MakeMN workshops scheduled - only one open spot remains! Lastly, we'll also have a December holiday gift workshop scheduled soon. Stay tuned!

    New Art Prints: Nursery, Fall, and Home Sweet Home

    We're pretty excited about these pretty new prints! And we're even more excited to finally have them in some styled shots, so you have a better idea of what they could look like framed and in your home.  We sell these in both store locations, and will be listing them online soon. In store, you can purchase these 11x14 prints unframed for $20 each, or framed for $56 each. Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | hayrides, pies, sweaters, pumpkin spice latte, apple cider, bonfires, leaves, fall Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Dream Big Little One Green | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Dream Big Little One Hot Pink | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | D is for Dog Puppy | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Home Sweet Home Flowered Wreath Print | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist |I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening, and underneath the moon| Nursery Art | Carver Junk CompanyWhich one is your favorite? Are there any specific quotes or styles you'd like us to bring in for future prints?  

    Online Store: New Products Added!

    We love handmade. Especially really cool, locally handmade stuff. We've recently added to our online store, and have some new products we think you'll love!

    State Love

    MN Beer Cap Bottle Map | We also have Wisconsin! | Carver Junk Company | Handmade Home Decor | Craft Beer Display Wisconsin Keychain Bottle Opener 14 Gauge Metal | Made in Minnesota | MN | WI | Carver Junk Company City Bike Print | 11x14 | Minneapolis Skyline | Road Bike | MN | Screenprinted | Limited Edition | Brian Geihl |Dogfish Media  Loch Ness Art Prints | Paul Bunyan | Babe the Blue Ox | Minnesota Greeting Cards | Handmade
     Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Plush Set | Carver Junk Company | Handmade MN | Original Art | Brian Ness | Lochness Mpls    mngrown-4pack_10e3ab6d4f80371a0cf8a171c4c0c133  Minneapolis Art | Spoon and Cherry
     MN Alphabet State Print Red White Black  Barnwood Handpainted Home MN Sign | Minnesota  Minnesota Tree Screenprinted Art  MN Wall Mounted Bottle Opener | 14 Gauge Steel | Minnesota

    Smell-Good Stuff

    Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Tea Tree Face Bar Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Wake Me Up Bar Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Lavender Rosemary Bar Natural Body Products | Handmade in Minnesota | Man Soap & Beard Oil Set | Father's Day

    Around the House

     DIY Terrarium in a Jar Kit | Made in MN | Unicorn Terrarium | Moss Terrarium  Antique Zinc Mason Jar Lid Coaster Set | Repurposed Coasters | Made in MN Photo Holder Wood Block | Handmade MN | Great for Recipes, Photos, Handwritten Notes Photo Holder Wood Block | Handmade MN | Great for Recipes, Photos, Handwritten Notes, Instagram Photos
     Custom Wine Rack | Metal and Wood | 8 bottle wine rack | Handmade MN  SHIT Art Print | Bathroom Wall Art | Handmade MN  SHIT Art Print | Bathroom Wall Art | Handmade MN  Custom Made-to-order Barnwood Sign | Home Arrows | Handmade in MN | Minnesota Signs | Handpainted
    Which new items are your favorites? What new handmade items would you like to see us carry in the future?

    Pinspiration: Paper Flower Decorating Ideas!

    We recently announced our new series of workshops - MakeMN™ which kicks off with Flower Making 101 on April 27th! In this first workshop, you'll make two oversized crepe paper and tissue paper flowers, and learn all the steps to create more of your own at home. We put together a collection of ideas for using paper flowers in wedding, baby shower, and nursery decor:
    12 ideas for decorating with paper flowers | Carver Junk Company blog | MakeMN
      [caption id="attachment_1689" align="aligncenter" width="599"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Baby Nursery Baby Girl Nursery, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via The Glitter Guide.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1690" align="aligncenter" width="651"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Baby Shower Decor Baby Shower table, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Fawn Over Baby.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1691" align="aligncenter" width="700"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Backdrop Cake Table Wedding Reception Cake Table, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1692" align="aligncenter" width="550"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Backdrop Photo backdrop perfect for a wedding or shower, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via The Wedding Chicks.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1693" align="aligncenter" width="300"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Centerpiece Dining Table Small tissue paper flowers as a dining table centerpiece, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1694" align="aligncenter" width="570"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Centerpiece Wedding Tree Wedding Reception Centerpiece, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Etsy.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1695" align="aligncenter" width="600"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Small Version in Vase Wedding Reception Centerpiece, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1696" align="aligncenter" width="400"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wall Wedding Reception Table, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Style Me Pretty.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1697" align="aligncenter" width="550"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wedding Ceiling Wedding Reception Dance Floor Ceiling, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1698" align="aligncenter" width="700"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wedding Chair Decor Wedding Reception Chair, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1699" align="aligncenter" width="720"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wedding Wall Wedding Reception Table, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via The Perfect Palette.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1700" align="aligncenter" width="417"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wreath Grape Vine Wreath, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via PrettyPetals.typepad.com.[/caption]
     

    Introducing: MakeMN™ at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis!

    make
    verb
    1. form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; create.
    2. cause (something) to exist or come about; bring about.
    We're making stuff, Minnesota! And you're invited.
    MakeMN™ at Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis DIY Workshops |Craft Sessions | Make Your Own
    Carver Junk Company is excited to launch hands-on workshops at our Minneapolis location as a part of our MakeMN™ series!  The first installment in MakeMN™ is Flower Making 101!
    Following the First Annual Vintage & Handmade Wedding sale at our Carver store, we had a ton of requests from brides hoping to make their own decorations, with a little help & direction. Our natural choice then, for our first MakeMN™ workshop was a great, versatile spring and/or wedding decor session!
     Paper Rose | MakeMN Flower Making 101 | Spring DIY Project | Craft Workshop Minneapolis
    WHO: MakeMN™ Flower Making 101 would be a perfect workshop for a group - think bridal parties creating wedding decorations, baby showers making nursery decor, or a girls' evening combing spring crafts & BYOB(ottles of wine or beer).
    WHAT: Participants will make two gorgeous paper flowers using crepe and tissue paper. We provide all the supplies and instruction, and you take home a giant {10"} rose and {14"} peony, and the knowledge you need to create more if you're working on event decor!
    WHEN: We have open registration for our April 27th workshop, from 6-8pm - limited to 10 participants. If you'd like a private party, email MakeMN@carverjunkcompany.com to arrange a date!
    WHERE:  All regularly-scheduled MakeMN events will take place at our Minneapolis store: 4748 Chicago Ave S. Private parties can be held at the store, or message us about hosting at your location!

    Starting in April, we will have one fun, classy, crafty workshop scheduled every month! Watch the Events & Workshops page on our website for new workshop offerings.