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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?  

    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]
     

    2014 in Review. And What's Happening in 2015!

    2014 was our second full year in business. We've officially been open for 2.5 years! Some days it feels like a lifetime, and I can hardly remember the early months. Other days, it feels like just yesterday that we opened, and I'm in shock at how quickly we've grown! 2014 was such a fun year for us, with two new locations (our Carver store moved to a new building + the new store in Minneapolis), new furniture & handmade vendors on board, and a lot of furniture moving in and out of our doors! We thought it would be fun to share with you some numbers from this past year. Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Chalkboards Sold | Handmade Handpainted Chalk Boards Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Frames Sold | Handmade Handpainted Picture Frames Gallery Wall Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture | Painted Hutch Buffet | Repainted | Milk Paint | Chalk Paint | Lacquer Spray   Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture | Painted Dresser| Repainted | Milk Paint | Chalk Paint | Lacquer Spray Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture |Handmade Tables | Harvest Table | Side Tables | End Table | Painted Repainted | Chalk Paint | Milk Paint   In total, Carver Junk Company re-homed nearly 11,000 {ELEVEN THOUSAND} items in 2014. That includes our vintage, antique, repainted, and handmade items. We are so proud of the impact we're having on the local communities, both because of the amount of furniture and decor we are able to recycle, and the number of local handmade artists we are able to support. We are proud that you choose to shop with us, to purchase and fill your homes with authentic items with character and history. THANK YOU for an amazing year in 2014! Looking forward to 2015 We are actively expanding our handmade inventory. We have brought in handfuls of new artists and vendors in the last couple of months, and anticipate adding more as the year goes on, to ensure we continue to bring you unique, one-of-a-kind items! We are planning more events, workshops, and fun activities than ever in 2015! In 2014, we held over 20 paint workshops, and taught hundreds of DIYers the basics of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. In 2015, we anticipate hosting nearly 1,000 paint workshop participants! We are planning more collaborations with other local businesses. We're currently discussing hosting monthly ladies' nights, beer and wine tastings , and we have some fabulous themed sales coming up (think wine & pub-themed sales, and a weekend full of wedding decor). We are working with local charities to increase our positive community impact, starting with a Puppy Kissing Booth in Minneapolis for Valentine's Day with donations benefiting Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue. We aren't wishing away the year - we're so excited about what it will bring - but we also can't wait to share with you a 2015 year in review twelve months from now! What do you hope to see from Carver Junk Company in 2015? Do you know local artists that would be a great fit in our stores? A local business that would be an amazing partner for us? A charity that could benefit from the work we do? Send us an email at info@carverjunkcompany.com!