Paperchase are launching a brand new selection of workshops designed to get people being more creative. I’ve lamented before about how much I miss being crafty due to lack of storage space in my tiny London bedroom so these kinds of workshops are right up my street.
At the moment they offer six different crafting sessions – scrapbooking (check out Miss Pond’s experience of that here), paper pom poms, card making, paper flowers, DIY stationery and of course something for the kids too. I was invited down to the Tottenham Court branch along with Uli, Chloe and Ruth last to check out their DIY stationery workshop which was super fun.
Now I love everything Paperchase and had heard great things about their events so I was super excited to be invited along. It was my first time in the TCR branch and holy hell it’s HUGE! I genuinely got a bit lost – there’s even a permanent section of the store dedicated to stuff that’s on sale which is of course right up this money savers street! The team had put on a huge spread for us so we started by stuffing our tummies with sandwiches, cakes and fruit juice (no alcohol when you’re playing with scissors which is very smart!) before getting stuck in – literally!
It has been YEARS since I’ve messed around with PVA glue but something about it was quite therapeutic. Cutting and arranging and then finally getting the courage to stick it all down and hope that your design looked the way you want it. I’m not the most innovative but it was fun to do which is the main thing! The time flew by thanks to us all chit chatting and we ran out of time to do the fancy part of adding a pocket but we were shown how to do it ourselves at home (although I’m still yet to give it a try!)
Project craft workshops are held in the three bigger branches of Paperchase: London Tottenham Court Road, Manchester St Marys Gate and Glasgow Buchanan Street (yay Scotland getting some love!) – prices start from £10 and include all materials which is an absolute bargain if you ask me. Also how freaking cool is this wall?!
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