A blogger friend set up a Girls’ Night Out with A. C. Moore the other week. I am so not a crafter. It started all the way back in first grade when I needed SPECIAL scissors – special more expensive scissors because don’t you know, lefties can’t use cheap scissors that are made for right handed people. I remember the welts from having to use right handed scissors. I decided I was game to give craft night a whirl and see what magic could be worked. Boy have we come a long way from right handed scissors!
We made two different crafts and I can honestly say I had fun. It helped that we were given step by step instructions and it DOUBLY helped that all the prep work was done. That’s what I hate the most – the tedious prep work. We made a wreath with paper rosettes and a notebook decorated with squares of paper and mod podged. My 5 year old daughter knows what mod podge is. Shock! She has a very crafty preschool teacher so I shouldn’t be all that shocked but good grief, I didn’t know what it was until our A. C. Moore Girls’ Night Out.
We learned about different techniques and adhesives, and were sent home with some fun goodies. Beacon Adhesives sent us home with about 7 different types of adhesives. It was really cool to learn they started out as a hat shellack company and adapted to the market as women stopped wearing hats so much. I have already used the different glues for different projects around the house that were in need of special types of glue.
We also learned about A. C. Moore’s summer fun and partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand. I was really excited to learn about this partnership. An already very important charity, several of our own Philly Social Media Moms are very involved with Alex’s Lemonade Stand, making it even more dear to my heart.
June 26 kicks off A. C. Moore’s Buy and Decorate craft. Bring your kids in to your local A. C. Moore from 1-3 on Wednesdays this summer for Buy and Decorate crafts. June 26 you can pay $1 for a canvas tote, and the kids can decorate the tote with an Alex’s Lemonade Stand theme. I am all about this. I am the boring mom who doesn’t like scraps of paper, globs of glue, and showers of glitter throughout my house. I can take them to A. C. Moore, and for just a few dollars they can craft to their little hearts’ content.
Stayed tuned for more posts on how this non-crafty crafter made the projects pictured in this article.
A HUGE thank you to:
3M Scotch Brand for giving us scissors and an amazing Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
Beacon Adhesives for the Adhesives
A. C. Moore and Robin Beam for a great class and for the gift cards
Melinda at Look What Mom Found…and Dad Too for inviting me along for the party.