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In my quest to be more crafty and more social this year, a sweet pairing in its own right, I organized a Girl’s Craft Night with some friends from work. We gathered together in the middle of the week for some laughs, crafts, chocolate, and wine. A good time was had by all, our craft was amazingly easy-even for the self-proclaimed-not-crafty girls in the group, and we enjoyed some creamy Ghirardelli chocolates and a savory cheese platter, and washed it all down with a bottle of Josh Cellars Pinot Noir.
I picked up the Ghirardelli Valentine’s Chocolate Assortments & Impressions at Walmart and if you don’t live in a dry county, like I do, you can pick up the Josh Cellars Wine at Walmart, too. Convenient, right?
I’ve realized that a girl’s craft night doesn’t have to be a hectic-crazy-drive-to-a-million-different-places-hassle to put together a fancy-ish spread. That fabulous cheese and grape platter was pulled together from the local grocery store deli.
Since I was feeling more, shall we say-sophisticated with our special treats and wine, I chose a craft a little more grown up than the typical pink, red, and white Valentine’s craft I would normally do at this time of year.
Jewelry making is on my list of crafty adventures to try this year. These nest rings were fun to try and I think we did spectacularly. I used this tutorial to practice before hand, except I used adjustable ring forms and a heavy duty craft adhesive since we were newbies.
My friends were so into making these and were feeling like kindergarteners when I told them we had enough supplies to each make another ring.
Can you blame them? How cute are these nest rings?
I have tons of other fun photos from our crafty girls night over on the Facebook page.
(By the way, the Pinot Noir was good-I wish I had chilled it before uncorking, though).
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