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challenge | winter craft party

* Welcome to the winter celebration challenge, so fresh and so clean, where four designers have styled handcrafted party scenes to compete for a readers choice award + one incredible grand prize. This is stylist number two, do you think she should win? Vote and tell me why (you can vote for as many parties as you’d like this week!).

A winter craft party, designed and style by Brittni the owner and curator of papernstitch, a fabulous online handcrafted marketplace. Also the author of this blog, where she writes daily including a slew of amazingly cute DIY projects. I absolutely adore her eye for choosing lovely handcrafted stores to feature and her wonderful DIY project styling.

A winter craft party, the perfect way to invite a few friends over and pass the time of a cold evening. Keeping with the casual atmosphere of a few close buddies, and the challenge theme, Brittni decided to keep the decorations minimal (clean) and just add some beautiful (fresh) flowers, along with a couple of finished examples of the DIY project for inspiration. She finished off the table with a gorgeous old scarf in lieu of a table runner, bringing in texture while keeping the evening simple.

Birch tree vases are a great way to bring a handcrafted look to a table. When paired with a modern celebration design and a few scientific beakers they bring a gorgeous and fresh aspect to the party. Local flowers including ranunculus and tulips brighten up the winter evening well, plus a few crafting stations with finished projects laid out make for an inviting table that would beckon even your most uncreative friend to join you at.

Check back later today for Brittni’s DIY custom soap carvings. Plus you have 48 hours to add a comment if you’d like this celebration design to win!


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  1. hello!!! oh i want this celebration to win, it seems amazing!!!! and brittni is a lovely lady with several talented skills so she really deserves this!!! :) go for brittni!!! i can’t wait to try this at home, though i may not be as good as her when it comes to carving! take care!!! twiggs

  2. Definitely Stylist #2 (Brittni) should win. This design is incredibly fresh and elegant. I love the mix of old beakers, birch. They look great gently nestled in the folds of the scarf, along with the soap carvings. That is ingenious. Brittni’s design, including her choice of flowers/colors allows other elements in the room to be noticed without being overwhelmed. Great design!

  3. I love the quiet warmth of the room with the pop of color from the flowers. Also a huge fan of the guitar on the wall as functional art. I’ve been trying to convince my boyfriend to let me hang some of his on the wall in the living room for a year now. :-)

  4. I would love Brittni’s design to win! When I was little, I used to carve up bars of soap for fun (Mom never like that…), but I never made an art of it! Her table scape is beautiful and fitting as well :)
    Good luck Brittni!

  5. oh my goodness… so so cute! my lady friends and i have actually been doing some craft party nights this winter and they’re so much fun! i love the idea of a pretty scarf instead of a table runner. it’s something almost everyone owns and it’s so much prettier. this gets my vote without a doubt!

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