Crafts & Drafts’ Ananda Neureither shares her tips.
By Ananda Neureither
Crafts & Drafts, a mobile events company, is Austin’s favorite new source for getting artsy. Founder Ananda Neureither began teaching classes in 2015 as a way to share her love of making and creating with other adults in a fun and lively setting. Today, Crafts & Drafts offers more than a dozen different craft projects, like clock making and wine glass painting, at a variety of venues throughout town, including breweries and restaurants. No experience is required, so join in and get those creative juices flowing!
To give you a little taste of a Crafts & Drafts class, here are the step-by-step directions for how to make one of Crafts & Drafts’ most popular Halloween projects. Gather your supplies, put on your favorite Halloween movie and get crafty!
- craft pumpkin (These can be found at any craft store.)
- pumpkin-carving tools
- wire cutters
- tacky glue or hot glue
- black marker
- decorations, like fake spiders and spiderwebs
- Cut out the stencil and trace it onto the pumpkin.
- Carve out the design.
- Use a black marker to color the white foam around the edge of the cut, if desired.
- Poke a small hole in the top of the pumpkin in front of and close to the stem. Thread the skull’s string through the hole, tie a knot and use glue to secure the hanging skull.
- Stretch and wrap the spider webbing around the pumpkin where you want it. You can’t really glue all of it without making a mess, so use some glue on a few major points of the webbing to help hold it in place.
- Glue a few spiders to the pumpkin.
- Let the pumpkin sit so the glue can dry, then proudly display it for Halloween.
Make this pumpkin decoration on your own or join one of the Crafts & Drafts classes and make one with with new friends. Check out the calendar on the Crafts & Drafts website, crafts-drafts.com, to see when your favorite projects are scheduled, or contact Crafts & Drafts at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private party.