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1 Jun

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

How to DIY HAMMOCK Paracord

PARACORD HAMMOCK from Made in Paracord by Caitlin Wynne – Imagine dad relaxing in his very own handmade hammock.

Father’s Day is less than three weeks away — Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. — just enough time to come up with something that would make dear old pops feel loved. Of course, at the end of the day, like my father who has practically everything, all he really wants is a phone call or skype or facetime if you’re geographically challenged or maybe a hearty hug if you’re closer.

But still. What dad, what MAN (am I profiling?), wouldn’t want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?–hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports–Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father’s Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy!

EASY WALL BOTTLE OPENER via Curbly.com, photograph by Faith Towers

DIY BBQ, BACON, CHILI FLAVORED CHOCOLATE TOOLBOX via Brit + Co

ROSEMARY MINT SHAVING CREAM via foodformyfamily.com

From crock to comics, a DIY Star Trek flask via mydiyescape.com

PERSONALIZED BEER GROWLER via kristymurphy.com

CANDY BAR LETTER via bitsofeverything.com

PAINTED DIPPED GOLF TEES via designimprovised.com

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BEEF JERKY IN THE WORLD via ArtofManliness.com

REMOTE CONTROL COOKIE via somewhatsimple.com

DIY BACON GIFTS: BACON JAM, BACON SALT, BACON CANDY via snixykitchen.com

BLACK AND TAN BEER SOAP via soapqueen.com

Frozen Beer Slushie Maker by Kirin Ichiban

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19 May

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: SMPCraft’s MAY Challenge: #REDWHITEBLUE

Okay, folks. Now through the end of the month, we challenge you to #CREATE #PAINT #CRAFT #MAKE anything with your hands that features these three colors: red, white, and blue. Rules? ZILCH. But there is a GOAL. Finish whatever you’re making by Memorial Day! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #REDWHITEBLUE!

Need inspiration or direction? Check out a few of our #REDWHITEBLUE DIY favorites culled from our crafting community!

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STARS AND STRIPES FOR SOCHI via AmateurManicure.com

EASY DIY RED WHITE AND BLUE CANDLE via SheWearsManyHats.com

Red, white and blue American flag fabric wreath via SheKnows.com

FESTIVE NAPKIN RINGS via MarthaStewart.com

Patty’s Patriotic Fringed Bandana Wreath via CraftsandCoffee.com

EASY JAR CANDLE CRAFT via fantasticfunandlearning.com

PATRIOTIC BANDANA TABLECLOTH via MeandMyInsanity.com

RED, WHITE AND BLUE VELVET MINI WHOOPIE PIES via IfYouGiveaBlondeaKitchen.com

BBQ Cupcakes

BARBECUE CUPCAKES via AMotherThing.com

Red, White and Blue Paper Flowers via PluckingDaisies.com

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12 May

DIY Edible Nail Polish: Original Recipe or Hot & Spicy?

Thought you’d seen it all?

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Last week, KFC launched an experiential campaign developed by Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong. In partnership with the food technologists at McCormick, the company responsible for creating KFC’s secret recipe, the agency concocted an edible nail polish formulated from natural ingredients based on two of the restaurant’s prized flavors: Original and Hot & Spicy. Why? Allegedly an attempt to boost brand recognition in Asia. The polishes harden like any other nail polish would, but can be “lick[ed] – again and again and again,” KFC explained. It’s not available for purchase just yet but customers can cast a vote for which flavor they’d like to see make it into production on the KFC Hong Kong Facebook page.

More edible nail polish?

You can buy different edible nail polishes at KidlLicks.com

OR

MAKE YOUR OWN Edible Nail Polish!!!

WATCH Glitter Forever 17‘s YouTube tutorial!

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Happy Edible Crafting!

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18 Mar

COLORING CITY BAKERY! March 31, NYC – RESCHEDULED! STAY TUNED!

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SMP Craft is joining forces with The City Bakery to bring you the first

COLORING CITY BAKERY event in New York City! 

Thursday, March 31
8PM to 10PM
THE CITY BAKERY
3 W18th St (at 5th Ave) NYC 10011
Tickets can be purchased at Coloring City Bakery Brown Paper Tickets 

Seating is limited and going fast so we recommend purchasing tickets NOW!

Coloring. Coloring book giveaways. Dinner. Drinks. Dessert. A live string quartet.

LEGENDARY HOT CHOCOLATE.

And more!

We’ll provide your coloring needs on site–prints and coloring tools–though feel free to bring your favorite set of coloring pencils, pens, or markers. In addition, all participants will receive extra prints to take home and share.

The family style menu:

Roast Chicken with Kale, Corn & Lemon Dressing

Sautéed Broccoli

Baby Beets with Chives

City Bakery Kale Salad with Grana Cheese, Red Onion & Toasted Hazelnuts

Black Rice with Pea Shoots & Kaffir Lime

Classic Macaroni & Cheese

Miniature Pretzel Croissants

Japanese Hummus with Fried Tempeh Crackers

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Dip with Cassava Crackers

Boozy Mulled Cider

City Bakery Hot Chocolate with a Homemade Marshmallow

Miniature City Bakery Cookies!

Tickets are $40, limited seating. Buy your tickets NOW: Coloring City Bakery Brown Paper Tickets 

Hope to see you there!

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17 Feb

MAKE, SHOW, and SELL Your Crafts: Open Call for The Renegade Craft Fair 2016 Tour!

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This year, The Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) will host a variety of Fairs and Pop-Ups throughout the U.S. and the U.K.: nine Spring/Summer Fairs, two Wholesale Markets, eight Pop-Ups, and seven Holiday Fairs. We are also very excited about their announcement that they’ll be expanding their Summer Fairs to include Denver, Colorado! Check out their website RenegadeCraft.com for full details or jump right in and APPLY.

Here’s the list of locations and details. Applications for the upcoming Spring Fairs in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Austin are open from February 16 – March 11.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
SF
AUSTIN, TEXAS
AUSTIN
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Brooklyn

Not quite ready to showcase to the world?

Or maybe you are but are challenged by geography, cash, and/or time? Check out How to Show & Sell Your Crafts: How to build your craft business at home, online, and in the marketplace by Torie Jayne the perfect guide for crafters who want to take their craft to a new entrepreneurial level. Using highly-visual, step-by-step tutorials, this book is packed with helpful branding, selling, and merchandising tips that no serious crafter should be without. Using the workspaces, shops, salons, and “through-the-keyhole” profiles of some of the world’s most successful crafters, readers will learn the best ways to merchandise and sell their items at craft fairs, onlines, markets, pop-up events, exhibitions, and in shops. Plus, you’ll learn how to build a personality-driven brand, create a memorable blog or website, improve your photography skills, and analyze your results to help move your business forward into the future.

Get How to Show & Sell Your Crafts at your favorite bookseller below

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Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Indiebound
Powell’s Books

Share your new 2016 crafting adventures with us using #SMPCRAFT!

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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