BLOOM // A DIY Workshop
Over a year ago I had it on my heart to host a DIY workshop. I didn't know when, where, or even what I wanted to do, I just knew I wanted to have one. Well, life happened and this idea got put on the back burner. A few months ago I decided that I was either going to do this workshop thing or just stop thinking about it. So, I took the challenge. I decided to have it on a Sunday evening in June at my house. It was probably the busiest few weeks me and my husband had in a long time and I added this event into the hustle and bustle. But, man oh man am I glad I did!
My heart was so invested in doing this that I think it's important for people to know there was so much more to it than just to have a DIY party.
I love to teach. When I was little, I always wanted to be a teacher. When I grew up I went a different route and became a hairstylist. But, my urge to teach has never left me!
I have a heart for people. I absolutely love people. I crave one on one time with friends and family and the idea of bringing people together warms my soul.
I have extreme public speaking anxiety. At the beggining of my workshop, I introduced myself and told everyone that I have a really hard time speaking in front of groups of people. Even though this particular group was made of up close family and friends, my heart was still racing! My hope is that doing more workshops will help ease this anxiety and I will learn how to become more confident and comfortable talking in front of large groups.
I love making things with my own two hands. There is nothing quite like creating something and being able to tell someone; "I made that!"
For my first ever DIY workshop I decided to teach how to make a Hanging Plant Holder. Since it was Spring time I named the workshop BLOOM and made it spring-themed.
We created a base for the planter using wood and a macrame technique using clothesline rope to tie to the base. I asked Cindy Stevenson, the owner of ZuZu's Petals to join and teach us how to care for our plants that would sit on our planter. Cindy brought an amazing selection of different house plants and succulents for everyone to choose from, and an assortment of adorable pots to plant them in.
I also asked Kate Shelton, co-owner of Hill City Popcorn to join us and bring some of their yummy popcorn for guests to munch on. And last but not least, Rachel Wills from Savoy Tea Co made us a delicious tea cocktail to wash down that popcorn. It was called Queens Garden, and went perfectly with our Spring theme. I can't say enough "Thank You's" to the vendors for giving their time and services to my workshop. It would not have been the same without them!
One of my favorite parts of the workshop was seeing my guests light up after they completed their project. One of my best friends (though extremely smart and talented) is just not the crafty "DIY" type. Hearing her say how proud she was of her herself and seeing the excitement on her face was absolutely priceless. If she had been my only guests, it would have still been totally worth it.
My talented friend Jeremiah Karr completely captured the night perfectly. See a recap of our workshop in this incredible video!
My soul felt so fulfilled after the evening was over. I am so excited for what the future holds for these DIY workshops. I hope to have another event planned for THIS SUMMER! If you want to be the first to know about it, subscribe to The Furrowed Home to get first dibs on tickets! Location/Date/Project is TBA.
Tell me friends, what DIY project have you been wanting to try? Let me know in the comment section! It could become our next workshop!
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