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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!

    MakeMN™ - A Concrete Workshop

    Session Two in the MakeMN™ workshop series is in the books! CJC, along with the crafty ladies from The Vintage Studio, hosted a full house of concrete-aficionado-wannabes this past Sunday. Everyone started with a box of goodies. Erica showed us how to mix the concrete, and then we unpacked our boxes layer by layer to learn to mix the concrete ourselves, then to paint and decorate the planters and coasters! We finished by planting succulents to take home, stopping for wine and cupcake breaks in between. Take a peek at the photos, scroll down for the awesome swag bag sponsors and a chance to win a swag bag full of handmade items. We'll share the details of our next MakeMN workshop later this week {or click here to check it out now}. [caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]MakeMN workshop tables all setup before the participants arrive! Everything needed to mix, mold, paint and finish the projects was packed neatly in a take-home box! MakeMN workshop tables all setup before the participants arrive! Everything needed to mix, mold, paint and finish the projects was packed neatly in a take-home box![/caption] MakeMN at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis | Concrete Planter and Coaster Workshop | Quick Set Cement Projects | DIY Workshop Minnesota MakeMN at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis | Concrete Planter and Coaster Workshop | Quick Set Cement Projects | DIY Workshop Minnesota MakeMN at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis | Concrete Planter and Coaster Workshop | Quick Set Cement Projects | DIY Workshop Minnesota MakeMN at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis | Concrete Planter and Coaster Workshop | Quick Set Cement Projects | DIY Workshop Minnesota At the end of the workshop, everyone received a swag bag of handmade items from our sponsors! Pillow cover, with custom-designed MN fabric, from Abbey's House. Tote bag, designed by The Vintage Studio and printed by Tee Squared. Field Notes notebook and pen. Iron-on MN patch from Eclectic 887. Vintage map pin from XOHandworks. Hand-stamped "LOVE MN" vintage brass tag from A Vintage Parcel. Each MakeMN workshop includes not only the featured projects, instruction and snacks {yummy cupcakes from Nellie Bakes this time, but also a swag bag with different handmade items each session! The value of the swag bag is equal {or greater than} the price of the workshop! Please click over to our sponsors and Like, Share and give them some love. Leave a comment below & let us know which FB pages you've "Liked" - we'll choose one lucky winner on Friday to receive the swag bag full of goodies seen below! MakeMN at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis | Concrete Planter and Coaster Workshop | Quick Set Cement Projects | DIY Workshop Minnesota

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    MakeMN at Carver Junk Company - Photos & Next Workshop

    The inaugural session of our MakeMN workshop series kicked off last night, and we couldn't be more excited to share some photos with you! MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN Jen & Erica from The Vintage Studio led the session, teaching us how to make crepe paper roses and tissue paper peonies, and they all turned out beautifully! Check out the gorgeous place settings, packaging, and presentation these ladies put together: MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Place Settings MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Place Settings We started with tissue paper peonies...so pretty. MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Tissue Paper Peony | Flower Making 101 DSC_0111 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Tissue Paper Peony | Flower Making 101 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Tissue Paper Peony | Flower Making 101Then we moved on to the crepe paper roses, which were a bit more difficult {floral tape is tough stuff to master!} but the roses turned out just as beautifully. And that COLOR! Hot pink! MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Crepe Paper Rose| Flower Making 101 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Crepe Paper Rose| Flower Making 101 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Crepe Paper Rose| Flower Making 101 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Crepe Paper Rose| Flower Making 101   Check out more photos by searching #makeMN on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Details on our next workshop at the bottom of the page. Our participants all took home a handmade swag bag full of locally-handmade goodies from our sponsors. Fun spring colors, things to wear, stare at, use, and share. Yummy snacks and friendly chit chat. Such a fun night! A huge thanks to our amazing sponsors: The Vintage Studio, Amy's Cupcake ShoppeBaubles & BobbiesNestPUREMinneBites, LochNess, Jules Impressions, Tulle and Wrench, PartyHappier http://www.amyscupcakeshoppe.com/ [caption id="attachment_1753" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products Baubles and Bobbies, Tulle and Wrench, Jules Impressions, PartyHappier, nestPURE, MinneBites, LochNessMpls[/caption] MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products [caption id="attachment_1764" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products Tulle and Wrench (Etsy)[/caption] Join us for the next workshop in the MakeMN series:  Concrete Coasters & Succulent Planters. Sunday, June 7th, from 6-8:30 pm in Minneapolis! Register online. Our inspiration for the upcoming workshop {projects may vary slightly} Concrete Coasters & Planters |MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Workshop Series | Minnesota DIY  

    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]