Being the resident dye-signer for the Rit Studio allows me the opportunity to create fabulous connections between the awesome palette of Rit Dyes with other products and so many wonderful people. This afternoon I had the pleasure of not only celebrating the One Year Anniversary Event for Spoonflower’s opening of their Greenhouse (a super cool state of the art sewing and crafting studio for workshops and classes) but leading the craft activity as well. The Greenhouse is one of the most amazing places to create that I have ever been.
I chose the following partners because their products are a perfect match for the project we completed. We used Consumer Crafts wooden ornaments, wire, rhinestones, wooden embellishments and wooden letters. We used Mod Podge. We used Laura Kelly buttons from Buttons Galore and More. We used Ad Tech’s super awesome glue gun and hot glue sticks. We used random scrapbook papers and incredible giftwrap and wall décor from Spoonflower’s stash. And we used RIT DYE in Apple Green, Dark Green, Cherry Red and Lemon Yellow to dye the wood.
The many participants that ranged in ages from kids to adults painted the dye directly on to the ornaments. While it was drying (sometimes in 10 seconds in the microwave), they determined what else they wanted to use to embellish. The results were amazing, varying in colors, shades, styles and designs. The Ad-Tech HOT GLUE station was used like crazy. The great news is everyone was successful and nobody burnt their fingertips.
There were two photo booths…one for people and one for ornaments. I kicked off the people booth feeling like quite the crafty celebrity for a moment of colorful fame!
Cre8time sent pins for the participants to remind them to be cre8tive every day. When I shared the mission of Cre8time with the party goers, they were excited to be a part of such a magnificent cause. Here are some of the completed ornaments taken in the ornament photo booth.
Rit Dye works fabulously on wood. It allows the grains of the wood to show through and it dries super fast. This workshop project would be great with a classroom of kids, scouting troops or as a service project at an assisted living community. Spreading creativity is empowering and uplifting. Some of the attendees got creative and did some painting with the dyes too. Michelle, an artist who works at Spoonflower, created this magnificent card with the tree.
The event was really fun and such a great way to celebrate the awesomeness of Spoonflower and The Greenhouse with fabulous product partners and fantastic people. IN this month of Thanksgiving, I am so grateful for my many blessings and how they connect together to create, create and create.
Do you want some Rit Dye and fun crafting supplies to play with? You can enter here to win this stash!
PS: The Ho Ho Ho Ornaments were exclusively create by my awesome intern, Katie. Kudos to Katie to all of her creativity, authenticity and being there for the whole event to help people along the way. Katie Rocks!