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Sunday, September 26

birch bark place cards for barn wedding

our friends, wendy and john, got married this weekend at a gorgeous barn in buckland, ma.  they asked reclaimed crafts to help them create place cards that would fit the day, their earthy aesthetic and be relatively inexpensive.  we created these birch bark place cards by cutting pieces of birch bark, drilling them to create a hole for the raffia to pass through, carefully writing all the guests' names and table assignments (in this case, because wendy and john are avid skiers, the tables were named for ski mountains), and then hanging them all from some twigs that we placed in reclaimed sap buckets.  we think the results are stunning.  it was wonderful listening in as guests grabbed their cards and commented on how cool it was that it was "real" birch bark.  we hope and expect that these cards will dangle from many a guest's fridge as a terrific reminder of a perfect autumn day on the farm.

reclaimed crafts would love to help you with all aspects of your wedding or event.  send us an email!

Thursday, September 23

we are so cool

no really, we are so cool.  objectively cool.  we can say that because we were just invited to join the hippest craft fair west of Worcester:  Twist!  if you've never been, you must come.  if you have, you know what we are talking about.  come visit Twist's first ever Make and Take Table, sponsored by yours truly, Reclaimed Crafts!  after checking out all of the amazing items for sale and getting really inspired to craft yourself, stop by our table to make clips and magnets with recycled clothespins, vintage maps, magazines and books and scraps of decoupage paper.  get a jump start on your holiday shopping, and best of all, do it yourself! 

come early on Friday night and score yourself a gift bag with all sorts of cool stuff in it, including a magnet and a discount to a Reclaimed Crafts class! 

Sunday, September 19

great first class!

Such a great first class last Wednesday!  We started with 2 decoupage projects:  upcycled bathroom tiles as drink coasters and 10x10 glass tiles (scored from FreeCycle) as platters.  It's so great to see which materials everyone chooses and what they do with them!

bags of materials loaded and ready to go

sample coasters for inspiration

the workshop at Sticks and Bricks,
where all of the magic happens

materials ready to go

let the crafting games begin!


demo platter displaying delicous cider doughnuts

maps gone wild

Saturday, September 11

gearing up for fall class

The fall classes are upon us, and we are busily crafting our demos and figuring out ways to display all of our gorgeous materials.  After much discussion about how best to display all of that amazing vintage fabric we scored, I found the most perfect piece of furniture to do it - for a buck at a garage sale in Easthampton.  I also scored an Oral Roberts metal serving tray for future decoupaging projects for 25 cents, but we'll put that aside for now.  Finally, we can give our fabric the respect and space it deserves before it gets snatched up and Mod Podged on ceramic tiles to make the hippest coasters ever. 

There's one slot left for the fall session - email us today at and join the crafting fun!