Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Craft Club #4: Creating Collages

I've attempted to write this blog at least five times, but it just keeps getting knocked off the table, so to speak. How's about we do this thing now, hmm? LEGGO!

On the last Sunday in January, it was my turn to host Craft Club! For our fourth meeting of the crafty minds, we spent a few hours making collages and nibbling on apps and pizza.

Before Stephanie, Kate, Kim, Lauren and Abby arrived, I set up a table in my living room and covered it with the craft supplies for the day's collaging:
  • magazines
  • rulers
  • cutting boards
  • x-acto knives
  • scissors
  • glue sticks
  • rubber cement
Around the perimeter of the living room, I also set out several framed collages that I've made over the years. These were for both inspiration and decoration, since my place was pretty bare at the time.

Once everyone arrived, I gave the girls a rundown on the techniques that I typically use when making my own collages. Then we all just dug in and began poking through all of our magazines, pulling out pages and figuring out what kind of collage each of us wanted to make.

Craft Club: Making collages with friends in the living room

Craft Club: Magazine pags laid out for collages

Craft Club: Sorting through magazines and glueing collages

Craft Club: Cutting magazine pages for her collage

Craft Club: Glueing down scraps for collage

As usual, it was awesome to see how differently everyone's projects turned out.

Here's Kim's - her collage has some ornate gilded age details to it:

Kim's collage, red, black, white, gold
.  kim's  .
I loved Lauren's woodsy, animal- and nature-inspired collage:

Lauren's woodsy, nature, animal collage
.  lauren's  .

Steph's was filled with just the right amount of crafty angst:
Stephanie's Brave angst collage
.  steph's  .
Abby's was pretty and peaceful and seemed to fit her personality perfectly:
Abby's beautiful garden collage
.  abigail's  .

Mine was just nowhere near finished by the time my guests left, because I apparently take days longer to make collages than anyone else does! Here's what I was playing around with on my canvas... and hopefully it will be completed someday.

My first attempt at a pink and blue collage

And apparently I didn't get a picture of Kate's because it's nowhere to be found. OOPS! Sorry Kate, I'm sure yours was beautiful.

Of course, Craft Club would be a sad affair if there was no food involved, so for munchies we had:
  • vanilla frosted mini-cupcakes
  • carrots/cherry tomatoes/hummus
  • crackers
  • pizza
  • soda
Kim has offered to host our next one, when she's going to show us some of her favorite tips for putting together floral arrangements. That's going to be a fantastically useful craft to learn, for sure. Can't wait to share that with you!

What sorts of crafty projects have you been getting into lately?


  1. I'm not sure I'd ever finish one either! I'd keep wanting to change things.

  2. I want to join a craft club! Sounds like so much fun. :)

  3. Those are so pretty and so unique! I'm actually going to be doing a picture/ photo collage for the wall along our staircase and am currently in the planning stages :-)

    1. Yesss, I absolutely love one-of-a-kind, homemade decor for the home! If you want some tips for hanging up frames, this blog might be useful: http://akabailey.blogspot.com/2013/03/diy-hanging-group-of-frames.html

  4. I LOVE your craft clubs. I am so jealous!!!! I want to make a pretty collage!

    1. I'm so glad you're enjoying this series Britt! Maybe we should Skype you in :)

  5. Those all came out great. I smashbook, so it's similiar. I love collages. My friends & I get together & scrapbook.

    1. I've never heard of a smashbook!! It sounds exciting haha, Googling it now!


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