This post is sponsored by Elmers’s.
A few weeks ago, I hosted a Craft & Tell party at my home thrown by Elmer’s and X-ACTO. I invited friends, readers and local bloggers to join in the fun. Elmer’s sent me a huge box of just about every craft supply you could think of – glue sticks, glue dots, photo corners, paint pens, X-ACTO knives, circle cutters, self-healing cutting boards, gel pens and so much more. Each party attendee got to take home a ton of supplies, so you know everyone was excited to attend!
Instead of coming up with one craft for everyone to work on, I decided that it would be fun to have a pumpkin decorating party. I asked my guests to bring a craft pumpkin to decorate, and I put out a few more craft supplies that I thought they may want to use.
We had such a great time crafting and enjoying some adult time together. This was the perfect, low-key girls night out.
We loved how easy it was to cut through the craft pumpkins with the X-ACTO knives, and I was amazed at how everyone was able to come up with such vastly different ideas using the exact same products.
Kim used pre-cut letters that I had on hand to spell out Harvest Time. She attached the letters with Elmer’s Glue Dots and then used them as a template to cut out the phrase with her X-ACTO knife. Kristen used her X-ACTO scissors and circle cutter to create all sorts of cute cute Halloween themes and attached them to her pumpkin with glue dots. Melissa free-handed her jack-o-lantern face and cut it out with an X-ACTO knife. She came up with the idea of outlining her cut outs with a Elmer’s Painters Paint Marker, and the rest of us thought she was a genius!
Allison used her paint markers to draw an amazing argyle pattern on her pumpkin, and she cut out Trick-Or-Treat with an X-ACTO knife. Lindsay (not me, but my friend!) carved a fanged P out of hers, and it looked fabulous. I covered my pumpkin in strips of curly brown craft paper using my glue dots.
Here’s everyone modeling with their new masterpieces (click Play Again if the slideshow has already cycled through). Are there any bloggers in the mix that you recognize?
Elmer’s and X-ACTO wanted to make sure that the fun could be spread around to everyone, not just those who live locally. So, they are providing Craft & Tell prize packs to TWO readers of Living With Lindsay! Each Craft & Tell prize pack includes:
· 3 X-ACTO Retract-a-Blade knives
· 3 CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Sticks
· 3 CraftBond Tape Runners
· 3 Mini Bi-fold 9×12 Foam Board packs
· 1 Painters Markers pack
· 1 X-ACTO Decorative Edge Scissors pack
· 1 Circle Cutter
· 1 X-ACTO Self-Healing Mat
· 1 Glue Dots pack
· 2 Photo Corners packs (various colors)
· 1 Gel Pens pack
· 1 Tacky Glue bottle
You could have your own mini craft party with your friends! To enter, simply leave a comment below. Two winners will be randomly selected from contest entries. The giveaway is open through Thursday, November 3rd.
Good luck and happy crafting!
Disclosure: Elmer’s supplied me with craft supplies to host a Craft & Tell party with the understanding that I would write about my party. No money exchanged hands, and there was no encouragement to review the products in a positive fashion.
Giveaway rules: Giveaway open until midnight on 11/3/2011. No purchase necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. One entry per person. Open to US residents, 18 and older. Winners will be randomly selected using Random.org and notified by email. If winner doesn’t respond in one week, another winner may be randomly drawn.