This post is sponsored in collaboration with JOANN. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Calling all cookie lovers, crafters, DIYers and entertainers, did you know JOANN has everything you need? They have been around for 75 years and they have much more than just fabric. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced crafter, JOANN has the right items for all of your projects, and more products and new ways do what you love, and learn a few new things along the way.
I know, I know, I’m overly excited, so let me take a breath and go through it with a few more details. Last week, I co-hosted a workshop in collaboration with JOANN at their NYC event to show and celebrate the aforementioned. With that, I hosted a cookie station to show crafters of all kinds how to make these hand painted cookies—which by the way—I’m so into right now. It’s like I get to bridge two passions of mine into one: painting and baking.
You may be thinking that these are way too hard to pull off, but I’m happy to tell you that, no, it’s not. Nearly everyone who attended the event stopped by to make one themselves. I mean, seriously, I loved helping everyone find their color and their strokes. We nibbled on cookies, sipped on cocktails and of course painted a few cookies.
Since I was telling everyone the cookies are easier to make than they look, I clearly had to poll them to see if it was indeed as easy as I had said. The good majority said yes and a few—full disclosure— said no. Then there were the few that went rogue and did their own thing, and naturally, I loved it. My point in sharing all this is twofold—or a “few-fold”—it’s not about perfection. It’s about doing it. That’s why I love that JOANN embraces the ideas of, “Make a memory”, “Creativity is messy” and most of all “design your own journey”.
I could not align myself with a brand that speaks more to my heart and my love for handmade happiness. Along with my station, there were a few others, each one showcasing how to fuse your crafting life into your everyday life.
To start, check out this Cocktail Crafting station. I mean, whoa, look at those cocktails!
Then, there was Brittany of The House Lars Built. Her table showcased how to make Icelandic paper poppies. My black thumb is thanking me for this.
Want to know how to quickly whip up fun and cute luggage tags? Kimberly from Sweet Red Poppy has you covered.
And everything you see from all the stations were, of course, made with supplies found at JOANN’s. So grab a pen and pencil, and let’s make a list for what you need to make these hand painted cookies:
And keep an eye on my Instagram channel, I’ll be posting a video tutorial for how to make these cookies this coming week. So definitely have your supplies ready for go-time!