Crafting Day Out with Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley craft kits

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend a crafting event at the lovely Butterfly and Pig tea rooms in Glasgow.

On arrival we were greeted by tables laid out with beautiful wallpaper a Laura Ashley craft kit each, which we opened once everyone else had arrived.

Laura Ashley craft kits

The first kit was a decopapier set, which included the letters to spell HOME and a solid heart shape made from MDF, pretty tissue paper in a variety of patterns, two brushes, two pots of glue and instructions.

Laura Ashley decopapier

Our task was to use the craft kit to decorate our letters however we wished, with the added pressure of knowing the best decorated would win a lovely throw!

I chose to rip the tissue paper into small pieces and glue on to the letter, then glued a contrasting colour on the inside of the letter.  Others chose to trace around the entire letter and cut and glue in place, which also looked quite effective.

Laura Ashley Home letters

Our next craft box was handed out shortly after a little cake break.  I chose this malt chocolate cake, it was delicious!

Butterfly and pig glasgow

Needle felting is a craft I already enjoy so I was pleased to try this kit out.  At £35 for the kit it initially seems quite expensive, but when you see the amount inside, it would probably cost more for the same items separately.  This kit contains many different coloured bags of good quality roving wool, a felting tool with needles, spare needles and a felting brush.

Laura Ashley needle felting kit

I love felting and quickly created a little bird with the kit.  There is plenty of roving wool to create many little creations, a great little gift for any crafter.

Laura Ashley needle felting kit

Laura Ashley also has several other crafting kits including mug decoration, knitting and sewing.  All the kits currently have a discount, so check out the online shop here.

Do you like craft kits for a gift?

J x

Disclaimer: I was given these kits to test as part of the craft event with Laura Ashley, but all opinions are my own.

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9 Comments

  1. November 30, 2015 / 9:10 am

    These have given me some great ideas for Christmas – I love anything crafty (not that i’m good at it) your letters looked great! not sure i would have been able to do them on the spot!
    *also it’s 9am and i’m really fancying cake now – thanks for that haha*
    #MarvMondays

    • November 30, 2015 / 3:29 pm

      Lol, I only managed one letter (the E) in the time frame, the others were my fellow bloggers! These kits are great, loads of fun for anyone who likes crafty things and you don’t even need to be that crafty! 🙂 x

  2. November 30, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    I would love to have been to an event like this, what a treat #MarvMonday

    • December 1, 2015 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Fiona, it was fantastic. Keep an eye out on Joe Bloggers on Twitter. Might be one down your way? 🙂 x

  3. December 4, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Hi Jenny, what a lovely event to be invited to. It looks like you had a lovely day, doing some very creative and fun activities. I imagine for any craft lover this would be a day in bliss! I love the end results that you came up with, very impressive! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

    • December 25, 2015 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you, I really enjoyed it! 🙂 x

  4. December 5, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    A bit pricey but I would love one of these if I was given one as a gift! Just lovely! x

    • December 25, 2015 / 10:20 pm

      I know they are a little expensive, but they are lovely gifts! 🙂 x

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