Blogs

Afternoon Tea Week

The way to our Crafty Hen hearts, is through tea and cake. And we know we're not alone.

In the spirit of Afternoon Tea Week, we've rounded up five of our favourite (well tested) tea rooms that we can suggest as great venue options for our craft parties.

Get Crafty! DIY Pinwheel

Looking for a simple craft idea to keep the kids occupied this week? How about making some DIY pinwheels? There is little better than a colourful pinwheel spinning in the breeze on a Summer's day!

We've had a morning making our own pretty paper pinwheels at Crafty HQ, and reminiscing over childhood memories of Summer days spent on the beach with colourful pinwheels spinning in the sand!! It's a super simple craft idea, so we put together a quick tutorial to show you how.

Choosing Colour Schemes

At The Crafty Hen we are lucky enough to work with lots of hen parties and crafty Bride To Be's, many of whom want to get together with friends and make those special touches to complete the wedding day.
This means we get an insight into the colour trends of the wedding industry throughout the years, whilst also getting surprised by a few quirky yet beautiful colour schemes from the Bride To Be's who buck the traditional trends.

HenBox - DIY Party Bags

Everyone knows we love a bit of DIY! And adding some personal touches to a hen party or wedding always makes it so much more special.

When HenBox asked us to help customise their pretty party bags for a new DIY series they have planned, of course we said yes!

Summer's Flower Crowns

With all this sunshine we're very jealous of our lucky crafty hens who recently got to sit in a beautiful field in Brighton making gorgeous flowers crowns!

Our flower crown workshops are proving to be a very popular summer activity this year.

Inspired Bride Masterclass

Recently, we welcomed Inspired Bride editors Sally and Rachel into the Crafty Hen offices for a special vintage garter masterclass. They spent a sunny afternoon in the courtyard getting crafty and learning how to make their very own bespoke garters over tea and biscuits.

With a Little Help from Intern Ellen

Last month we were lucky enough to have a lovely intern called Ellen join us at Crafty HQ to gain an insight into the way we work and even help run a few of our crafty party workshops. Ellen was a huge help whilst she was here and supplied us with LOTS of cakes and treats on her last day. (Bonus points for Ellen!) Read on below to find out how Ellen found her time as a crafty hen intern:

Getting Crafty with Laura Ashley

Who doesn't like Laura Ashley fabrics and wallpapers?

When a huge delivery of beautifully printed wallpapers and rolls of lovely fabric arrived at Crafty HQ, we were all dreaming of which Laura Ashley prints we would most like to decorate our homes with. But, instead, we behaved ourselves and kept all the latest Spring/Summer fabrics and wallpapers ready to run another bespoke blogger workshop.

Crafty Adventures to Unusual Locations

Over the past few years, we have been getting crafty in every corner of the UK. From the Isle of Wight to the Highlands of Scotland, and from Brighton to Belfast - and everywhere in between! Normally, we are quite accustomed to running our crafty workshops in groups' homes, holiday cottages, bars, cafes and even a few luxurious penthouse suites along the way! Wherever suits each individual group the best.

#HillarysCrafternoon

Last weekend we were invited along to run two bespoke workshops in Birmingham and Cardiff as part of Hillarys Blinds crafternoon event. Lots of lovely bloggers descended upon The Custard Factory in Birmingham on Saturday and Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on Sunday for a fun afternoon of crafting!

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs