Get Crafty with Paperchase

When I was at school, I was awful at art and that’s definitely not an understatement. I had gallons of enthusiasm but not one ounce of artistic talent. Although my teachers appreciated my efforts, they quickly knew they didn’t have the next Van Gogh in their midst.

I’ve always loved crafts though: creating soaps/bath bombs, paper crafts and jewellery making to name a few. With the soaps and bath bombs, I’ve become pretty good and sold at craft fairs over the years. As for the others, I’ve picked up a few things but the beauty of crafts is that literally anyone can give it a go. You don’t need to be the most skilled because all you need is some crafty passion and well…sometimes a little pinch of patience helps.

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Last week I was invited along to an event held at Paperchase to celebrate the launch of Project Craft.  Project Craft offers a range of craft workshops giving you the chance to make paper flowers, stationery, scrapbooks, pompoms and cards. They also run kids craft workshops too, giving them the chance to explore the world of crafting by creating their very own fashion accessory.

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IMG_-yxi4xlFirst of all, we made some gorgeous honeycomb  decorations. They look really complicated and difficult to put together but actually, the process was so simple! That’s the beauty of crafts! All you need is some tissue paper, a glue stick (or two), scissors, needle and a bit of thread. We were given step by step instructions and shown how to complete each stage before we tried it ourselves. I’m really impressed with how mine turned out.

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Next, we made some really cool looking pom poms that when hanging from the ceiling, are so pretty. Again, they were so simple to put together and you can really experiment with colours to suit your personal style. Both of my creations taught me new skills and made me rethink whether I’ll be buying decorations for birthday parties etc again because how adorable would these look instead? Nothing beats the personal touch.

Thank you so much to Laura and her team for making me feel so welcome. Project Craft workshops run at the following Paperchase stores: Tottenham Court Road London, St Marys Gate Manchester and Buchanan Street Glasgow.  Workshops start from £10.00 (price includes materials) and you can book them online or in store.  I’m already planning to book myself into the stationery and card making workshops. You can find all the information you need here: Paperchase Project Craft 

I didn’t think my love for Paperchase could run any deeper. How wrong was I?

What sort of crafts do you love? Are you planning to attend any of the Project Craft workshops Paperchase offer?


Paperchase invited me along to try the Project Craft workshop free of charge. Nevertheless, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

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28 Comments

  1. May 20th, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    I had no idea Paperchase offered such events – how absolutely cool! I have to admit I adore the pom pom as well – I’ve always wondered how you make them. x

  2. May 20th, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I live quite close to Tottenham Court Road so I might have to give one of the workshops a go, I’ve always wanted to learn how to be a little more ‘crafty’ x

  3. May 20th, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    I’d love to attend one of those workshops with a friend. The decorations you made are really cute.

  4. May 21st, 2016 / 7:22 am

    What a great workshop! I feel like if you were planning on doing your own wedding decor this type of class could come in very handy.

  5. May 21st, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    These paperchase sounds very useful. My nieces loves crafts and baking, would be great to get them some!

  6. May 21st, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I am not good at anything involving crafts but the event sounds like it was a winner.

  7. May 21st, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Wow, what a brilliant event to have been invited to. I do love Paperchase:-)

  8. May 21st, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I do love a bit of Paperchase, you can never have too much stationary. I’ll definitely be looking at the different things you can make with them

  9. May 21st, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    I really want to go to a paperchase event because they look like so much fun, plus it’s an excuse to spend more time in the store! x

    • May 22nd, 2016 / 10:33 am

      Haha, any excuse to spend more time in the store! I love it!

  10. May 22nd, 2016 / 8:51 am

    I didn’t know paperchase did events like this. I can spend ages in their shops. Im a bit of a stationery fan! 🙂 I have far too many notebooks at home that aren’t written in!

    • May 22nd, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Haha I’m exactly the same! I buy so many notebooks and they are just too pretty to write in.

  11. May 22nd, 2016 / 9:09 am

    They sound really fun! I do love crafts , though not very good i must admit.

    • May 22nd, 2016 / 10:31 am

      I was surprised at how easy it was. I would definitely recommend giving a workshop a go.

  12. May 22nd, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I didn’t realise Paperchase ran these workshops, I love their stationary and craft bits and pieces too so I will have to check the one in Glasgow out 🙂 x

  13. May 22nd, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    What a great workshop, I love Paperchase

  14. Sam
    May 22nd, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Ah I would have loved to been able to come to this event, it looks like it was great!

  15. May 23rd, 2016 / 6:36 am

    My stress reliever! Love to learn more on this kind of art. Perfect to do with kids or with friends.

  16. May 23rd, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Those honeycomb decorations look so effective! Must look those up. I LOVE Paperchase, it’s one of my favourites – could spend hours browsing in there!

  17. May 23rd, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    I’d love to attend a workshop like this as I always thought those honeycomb things were super difficult but look very pretty!

    • May 24th, 2016 / 12:33 am

      Haha, I thought the exact same thing! I couldn’t believe how easy they were to put together. They make beautiful decorations.

  18. May 25th, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Sounds like a great workshop and a really reasonable price too, I am not artistic in any way, but my daughters are fab, the crafts you did look really effective.

  19. October 5th, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I wish I lived close to one of these, as I really want to get more creative hobbies!

    • October 6th, 2016 / 9:47 am

      I love being creative too. It is definitely worth searching if there are some local craft or art clubs in your area.

  20. Hannah
    October 12th, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    How cool is this event! I had no idea they even did them x

  21. October 14th, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    What a great event I love the honeycomb decoration it looks so pretty.

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