March 29 – April 1 is Craft Week! This week, we’ll be posting instructions on daily crafts, details on a Paint Night, contests and more!

Monday March 29

Calling all craft lovers! It’s craft week and we wanna fuel your passion by giving away not one, but two gift cards to Michaels! So whether you’re into painting, drawing, knitting, or all of the above, let us help you out! Visit our Instagram here for more details. 

If you’re lacking in the craft inspiration department, let us help you out. Today and tomorrow, we’ll be featuring a craft, and then creating it live during the Zoom Room – Craft Corner on Wednesday.

Today’s craft is these adorable coasters made from polymer clay. They are completely customizable so create one in your favorite color/design or one for your friend.

 You’ll need:

  • Oven Bake Polymer clay in your color of choice
  • Acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge or a Spray Sealant
  • Access to an oven

Instructions:

  1. Pick the colors of clay that you wish to work with. You’ll need a fair chunk of it, so we recommend the equivalent of at least a 2 oz block.
  2. Soften the clay by rolling it and pinching it in your hands, this will make it much easier to work with.
  3. Begin rolling out your clay on a flat surface, make sure it doesn’t stick. Roll your clay to approximately a ¼ inch thickness.
  4. Create your desired shape with a cookie cutter, a drinking glass or a knife.
  5. Smooth out the edges using your fingers. You can even push some of the edges up a little in order to create a little edge.
  6. Once you’re satisfied with your shape, bake the clay according to the directions on the package.
  7. Let it cool.
  8. Continue to customize it by painting the coaster.
  9. Optional: seal off your design with a spray sealant or Mod Podge.

 

Visit our Instagram here for more details. 

Tuesday March 30

Looking for some more crafting fun? We have you covered! Now it is time to design a custom mug that you can use with the awesome coaster from yesterday’s craft! We will also be creating this live during the Zoom Room – Craft Corner on Wednesday.

You will need:

  • Ceramic mug
  • Nail polish – at least 2 colors
  • Container – preferably disposable
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towel

Instructions:

  1. Wash the mug to make sure it’s clean and free of residue.
  2. Fill a disposable container with warm water. It is better to use a disposable container as the nail polish could stain the container. Make sure it is not filled all the way to the top of the container – that way water won’t spill over when you dip the mug.
  3. Pour the nail polish in the container – do this one color at a time.
  4. Use a toothpick to swirl and mix the colors together to create a pattern.
  5. Dip the mug into the container – stay away from dipping the mug to the top where you drink from.
  6. Once the mug has been dipped you can use the toothpick to smooth out any clumps and move the polish around.
  7. Place the mug on a paper towel to dry for 2-3 hours.
  8. Only hand wash the mug – if you would like to put it in the dishwasher you can coat the mug in Dishwasher-Safe Gloss Mod Podge.

 

View the original Craft inspiration here!  

 Visit our Instagram here for more details.

Wednesday, March 31

On Wednesday, March 31 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, we will be hosting a Zoom Room – Craft Corner edition! We’ll be creating the crafts that were featured on our Instagram on Monday and Tuesday. Feel free to join us to create these crafts, or simply craft whatever you would like!

Check out this link to join the Zoom Room!

Thursday, April 1

Tonight at 5pm, we’ll be hosting a Live Virtual Paint Night with Métis artist, Tayler Schenkeveld! If you sign up and attend the Paint Night, you can get reimbursed for your supplies up to $10!

More info + register here!