On Wednesday, March 1, Minburn’s “Craft Club” met at the Minburn Legion Hall to decorate barnwood picture frames from 7-8 p.m. The evening event drew in a crowd of twenty.
“Craft Club” creator and Library Director, Nicole Connick, was looking for a way to be creative with others before she started the monthly get together. The original Craft Club was centered towards children, but Connick felt a larger crowd would be found amongst adults.
Now, the adult craft event runs the first Wednesday of every month. Each month, crafts are typically either holiday or seasonally themed.
“There’s always a few new faces,” Connick said.
Last month, Connick’s crowd reached a record forty-four attendees. The forty-four worked on heart-shaped burlap wreaths inspired by Valentine’s Day.
“Everybody had a great time,” Connick said. “They were a lot harder than we thought.”
For this month’s event, Connick encouraged attendees to register by Feb. 25. If more than thirty registered, she would later plan a second craft night in order to cater to all guests. The limit would ensure that everyone’s questions were answered if any occurred during the event.
“It’s fun walking around because everybody has their own take on it,” Connick said.
Supplies are funded through a $100.00 budget and Connick generally spreads out the funds for two to three months. This month’s supplies included barn board, twine, burlap, wine corks, and book pages. The barn board was donated from Connick’s parents who recently tore down their barn, and the book pages were used from a book that became wrinkled after it was wet.
Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages and Connick also provides food for snacking while they work on their projects.
“This is nice because they can be creative in their own way and it’s just free-will donation,” Connick said.
Next month, Connick’s craft event will be making bunny-themed crafts for Easter.
Those interested in attending a “Craft Club” event should contact Nicole Connick firstname.lastname@example.org.