Crafting Party + a chance to win your own Craft Party Pack from Elmers!

the only thing better than hosting a party, is hosting CRAFTING party! Elmer’s new Craft & Tell program is fun new effort to bring crafting and creativity into local communities by supplying free products for crafting parties all over the country. {and at the end of this post, you’ll get a chance to win 1 of 2 Craft & Tell prize packs so that you can have your own small crafting party!! wahoo!} oh and i’m sharing a Paper Christmas Tree tutorial :)

elmers craft and tell party
i invited 9 friends over last saturday for an afternoon full of crafting, laughter, and candy. every person got:

  • Glue Spots
  • pair of Exacto Scissors
  • tape runner
  • glue stick
  • Exacto knife
  • self healing cutting mat
  • foam board
  • gel pens
  • Painters Paint Markers
  • Elmers tacky glue or fabric glue

craft party

it was really fun to sit and chat with friends and create something. the theme of our craft party was “christmas”.

crafting party

i designed a little paper christmas tree, in case others needed a craft idea for the supplies they were given. there were a couple different types of christmas trees that people made, a christmas ball and christmas cards! so we had quite the festive array of crafts. and now that i think about it, i should have played christmas music while we crafted. oops. sorry ladies!

want to make a super easy Paper Christmas Tree?

How to Make an Easy Paper Christmas Tree

how to make a christmas tree out of paper

1. take 1 sheet of 12×12 cardstock and wrap around to form a cone shape. secure in place with 3-4 Elmers Glue Spots.

2. trim the bottom of the cone so that it is straight across. {easier said than done!}

3. adjust bottom as needed so that tree stands straight {or at least appears to be straight-ish}

4. cut 1.5 sheets of 12×12 scrapbook paper into .75″ x 2.5″ strips. {double sided paper is ideal, not necessary.} using your fingers or a pen, curl your little paper strips. tip: i noticed that the lighter weight paper curled better and didn’t have little creases where it curled.

5. using Elmer’s Tacky Glue or Glue Spots, apply the curled paper strips around the cone in lines starting at the bottom and work your way to the top. overlap the rows to cover the cone the best you can.

6. take a strip, wrap it around the top and glue in place. embellish with beads, buttons, glitter, tinsel, etc.


GIVEAWAY: win 1 of 2 Craft & Tell prize packs so that you can have your own small crafting party!!

HOW TO ENTER: simply leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite craft party and what you made. {1 entry, required}

OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES: leave a comment for each entry!

Like Elmer’s on Facebook {1 entry} don’t forget to tell them Craftaholics Anonymous sent you!

Follow Elmer’s on Twitter {1 entry}

Follow Craftaholics Anonymous blog officially via GFC or RSS feed {1 entry}

Tweet or post on Facebook about this giveaway and include this link:

win a @Elmers Craft & Tell prize pack! perfect for hosting a small crafting party @CraftaholicAnon

want to host a craft party? win a @Elmers Craft & Tell party pack! @CraftaholicAnon

giveaway ends 11/23/11 at 11:59PM ET. winners will be chosen at random and notified via email. winners will also be announced on Craftaholics Anonymous Facebook page. if a winner does not claim their prize within 3 business days, a new winner will be selected.

rules: open to USA residents only. must be 18 years or older to enter.

disclosure: thanks to Elmer’s for providing all the wonderful crafting supplies so i could host a fun craft party AND supplying the awesome giveaway! i received free product. all opinions are 100% mine. please see my disclosure link for a complete disclosure statement.

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 251

    Craft party? The only crafting and partying I do lately is my Scout troop of eleven middle school and high school girls.

  2. 252

    I’ve had a craft party where we made monogram stamped coasters. It was a blast!

  3. 255

    I’ve never been to a craft party. :( But I could host one if I had this prize pack! :)

  4. 256

    My family usually does a craft at each holiday. One of my favorites was when we made little wooden reindeer out of sticks. My family was split in two parts of the country that Thanksgiving so it was fun doing the same craft and then sharing pictures.

  5. 257
    Carrie ovard

    I would love to win. The best crafting parties I have done ars when me and my sister inlays get together. We have tons of fun.

  6. 258
    Carrie ovard

    I follow ca.

  7. 259

    I made Christmas cards one year with a group of friends and that was fun.

  8. 261

    Shared giveaway on FB

  9. 262
    Kelcey Murdoch

    I haven’t done many crafting parties because I’m new to the craft world. But last month my friend and I made the burlap BOO wreaths posted on this very blog! It was super fun! I hope I win the giveaway!

  10. 263
    Kelcey Murdoch

    I like Elmer’s on facebook!

  11. 264
    Kelcey Murdoch

    I follow this blog! I hope I win!

  12. 265
    Kelcey Murdoch

    I posted on facebook with a link to this website!

  13. 266

    I have never been to a craft party unless doing projects with my kids count :o)

  14. 270

    This giveaway is awesome! I just had a crafting party and we made fabric christmas trees.

  15. 271

    Wow – this is so awesome! I host crafting “play-dates” where we have a grown-up craft and a kid-friendly craft…but to have it so neatly packaged, what fun!

  16. 272
    Ericka G

    I had a craft party last winter where we made wreaths using cookie cutters, and made candles! I would love to win this and have another craft party this winter :)

  17. 273

    I follow your blog! Love it!

  18. 274

    I’ve never been to a craft party before, but I did tag along with my mother-in-law to a scrapbooking night hosted by a CTMH consultant once and I did enjoy that.

  19. 275

    I follow your via Google.

  20. 276

    I once went to a craft party where we made sugar scrubs, it was so much fun!

  21. 279

    I Follow Craftaholics Anonymous blog officially via GFC & RSS feed

  22. 282

    I’ve never been to a crafting party :( or hosted one! This would be the perfect way to get started!!!

    Thanks for this chance!

  23. 283
    anne orozco

    We made mini message boards using cork ,,fabric, ribbon and of course , glue. We then glued thumbtacks on small plastic lizards for lizard tacks. the kids love them.

  24. 284

    We made little angel Christmas tree ornaments.Thanks for a great giveaway!

  25. 285
    Jamie Berg

    My favorite crafting party invleved getting my friends together to help create a “painted” squares quilt and mobiles for my children’s room.

  26. 286

    we recently had a crafting party to make headbands and hair accessories for our little girls :)

  27. 287

    follow CA on fb

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    receive emails from CA

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    follow Elmers on fb

  30. 290

    shared the giveaway on fb!

  31. 292

    I haven’t been to a craft party but I’ll have to host one if I win all this great stuff, but maybe the closest I came would be the watercolor class I took last winter with a couple of friends.

  32. 293

    Just tweeted – @vskelly

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    Ashley P

    I haven’t been to craft party, but my boys and I are always looking for new ideas. I just love the christmas tree. Can’t wait to get started on them. Thank you for your posts.

  34. 295

    Some of the ladies in our neighborhood have started crafting together, which is the closest I’ve come to a craft party. But I love it! It’s a great opportunity to socialize and share our craft ideas with each other. I think they’d love having a party like this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. 296

    I am a follower!

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    Following Elmer’s on FB!

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    Following Elmer’s on Twitter!

  38. 299

    I had my first craft party in October. We had a blast creating fall wreaths using picture frames. We are having another craft party in December and would love the addition of Elmer’s new tools!

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    Nina J.

    The last craft oriented party I have been to was to create scrapbook pages for our football team.