Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Upcycled Gift Wrappings Workshop

Upcycling at it's finest!
Using everyday, recyclable items, we will craft these beautiful and reusable 
gift giving vessels. 

This random pile of "trash" becomes 

 these lovely "treasures"!!

We hope you can join us for this super fun and green
DIY trash to treasure workshop!

Saturday December 5th
time: 3:00 to 5:00
cost: $25.00

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

eat. shop. drink. repeat.

Mark your calendars and plan 
to join us for this
not to miss festive evening!
Each location will be fabulously festooned in their holiday best.
Twinkly lights, jolly music and plenty of 
Christmas cheer! 

This event is sure to get that holiday spirit soaring!!
We do hope you can join us!
Friday November 20
6:00 to 8:00

Friday, October 23, 2015

November and December Workshop Lineup

We have an amazing lineup of classes 
to finish up 2015 with a 
big, fabulous & fun creative bang!! 
DIY gifts, advent calendar fun, 
altered art journals, 
a December Daily and more.

Check out a few of our project offerings below and buy tickets 
now faster and easier then ever! 
Each workshop has it's very own PayPal link to register!! 
Go to our 
to reserve seats

Window Frame Wreaths

Wooden Trees

December Daily

Apothecary Scenes

DIY Oh My!!

Last Minute Gifts

Junk Angels

Sweet Snowmen

Can't wait to see you this upcoming
 holiday season to celebrate, create and give thanks!!
Denise and the gang at 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

What a HOOT!

We had so much fun hosting our
Funky Junky Owl workshop!
These super cute little creatures
come to life with a few of our most favorite
junky supplies.
Vintage and upcycled fabrics, doilies and lace,
a bit of burlap and muslin,
then really have fun with some junk drawer findings!!
Buttons, keys, escutcheons, tags, twigs, moss and more
create personality and add whimsical quirks
for each funky friend.

Check out our finished
parliament of owl creations!
Kits for these
funky favorites will be available
 for purchase next week.
We'll also be offering a
Funky Junky Owl
for your chance to win!!
Hoot! Hoot!
Good Luck!!


Pumpkin Succulent Plantings

Join us this Saturday for a festive and fun 
planting project.

Choose your pumpkin...
traditional orange,
farmhouse style white
 or perhaps a dreamy blue moon variety.

Select a few succulent trimmings, and voila! 
A long lasting, all natural decor piece,
perfect for home decorating and 
truly thoughtful and unique DIY hostess gifts.

Here are a few pinteresting planting projects we're crushing on...

So much creativity, inspiration and fun... 
you'll want to create one for everyone you know!

To reserve your seat for this workshop please
 use our convenient online PayPal link:
Saturday October 24th
11:30 to 1:30
Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Fun in the studio...

2 classes 
you won't want to miss!

Designer's Pick 
Rustic Wooden Box

Craft your very own farmhouse style rustic wooden box.

These boxes are a designer's first pick for fabulous decor! 
Use all year round, they're the perfect base for seasonal centerpieces:
Winter- faux snow, pine cones and fir boughs or holly
Spring- decorated eggs, moss and fresh branch trimmings
Summer- shells, sand and driftwood
Fall- mini pumpkins, leaves and candles
The possibilities are endless!

And once we teach you how easy it is to make these vintage inspired
decor workhorses you'll want to craft one very every room!! 

Funky Junky Owls

Combining vintage fabrics, 
a bit of burlap and some junk drawer findings
 we'll create these fun Fall forest creatures...
a cute and truly unique upcycled treasure!

Saturday October 17th
#1- 11:30 to 2:00 - $24.00
#2- 3:00 to 5:30 - $36.00

make a deposit to 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Halloween Hoopla....

Saturday October 3rd

Spooky Fun & Festive 
a la carte
mini projects all day long...

Crystal Ball Creations
Apothecary Fun,
Altered Spooky Tins 
Start asking friends to keep liquor bottles... Add your own label... Decorate and BAM! HANDMAIDEN - POTION BOTTLE TUTORIAL:
Party Crows and more!!

Join us for a full day of creating chaos!
Fabulous, crafty projects, yummy 
seasonal potluck snacks and a fun, 
festive vibe will fill our studio.
(YES! a crafty Halloween Party for us big kids!!)  

Please reserve your seat
You can choose your projects the day of the event (make 1 or try them all!!) 
Projects range in price from $10-$20 each.
Please bring a potluck snack to share.
Seating is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. 

See you there...
if you dare!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Posh Pumpkins

could this be you??

Well this year it doesn't have to be!!
 just join us Saturday September 19th!

Our Annual Posh Pumpkin Workshop
is a seasonal favorite...
we craft fabulous DIY pumpkins to use year after year in your Fall decor.
From perfectly painted shabby chic, rustic pumpkins, rich and lovely velvet pumpkins to textural muslin and burlap striped jacks, we've got you covered!!

Love these velvet pumpkins with real stems! They are beautiful!!:
(photo from: plushpumpkins)

Make a day of it and join us for the following
"Fall Decor Trio" Workshop too.
We'll have you feeling the Fall DIY Decorating Bug for sure!!

Posh Pumpkins- 11:30 to 2:00- $28.00
Decor Trio- 3:00 to 5:30- $38.00
(groupie discount: join us for both for only $60)

Happy Fall Decorating!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

October Workshops...

October Schedule 
is up and full of 
seasonal goodness!!

Creative DIY decor, painting projects galore and 
some of our most requested favorites are 
here to fill your Fall with artful, fun & crafty goodtimes!

To book a seat in any of our workshops please use the handy, online Paypal link 
found at the top of our workshop page or drop by the shop!!

here's what we have in store....

Saturday September 19th 
11:30 to 1:30- Posh Pumpkins
Join us as we craft lovely pumpkin creations for posh Autumnal decor. 
We will use paint, fabrics and other found, 
upcycled items to create unique, swoon worthy DIY decor.
cost: $28.00
Love these velvet pumpkins with real stems! They are beautiful!!:

3:00 to 6:00- Fall D├ęcor Trio
We will create 3 pieces to add some Fall flair to your home decor.
Use in a festive tablescaping arrangement or embellish a mantel.
These pieces also make very lovely hostess gifts for Fall gatherings.
cost: $38.00

Wednesday September 23rd
6:00 to 8:00- Wine, Paint, Create Night
A guided, fully supplied creative paint project and wine…doesn’t get much better!!
Grab your girlfriends and join us for a fun creative evening out. 
Relax with a glass of wine and light snacks 
all while crafting a unique art piece for home, gift giving or just for fun!! 
project: Custom Fall Signs 
Cost: $40.00
2 Vintage Sisters: 2 Vintage Sisters 

Saturday October 3rd
It's time for Halloween Hoopla
 at el&em Studios! 
mini projects all day long- 
Crystal Ball Creations, Apothecary Fun, 
Party Crows and more!!
Join us for a full day of creating chaos!
Lots of fabulous projects, yummy seasonal potluck snacks and a fun, festive vibe will fill our studio.
(a crafty Halloween Party for us big kids!!)  
(full and half day options will be available)
Save the DATE!
more details coming soon!

Saturday October 10th
11:30 to 1:30- Colors of Fall Altered Art Keepsake Journal
Capture your Fall memories, photos, thoughts, quotes, collections and more in this unique, handmade art journal! Pages and pockets and clips create tons of real estate for all your Autumnal keepsakes.
Full of texture and Fall color...makes a beautiful mantel decor piece too!!
cost: $36.00
Fall-Daily-Accordion-Keepsake-Typography-Graphic45-Denise-Johnson-Petaloo, Xyron, Blog Hop, home decor:

3:00 to 6:00- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Step Stools
Join us for this hands on workshop learning all there is to know about Milk Paint
 and leave with a fabulous custom painted step stool designed by YOU!!
We will teach you how to mix milk paint like a pro,
learn tips & tricks for a variety of finishes
and apply top coat products that will amaze and astound!!
All supplies are included. 
An apron or painting clothes are highly recommended. 
Cost: $70.00
(all attendees receive a 10% discount on
 Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint supplies after class!!)
Ikea Hack: Bekvam stepstool makeover - easy makeover & this stool is less than $20 from Ikea!! -

Saturday October 17th
11:30 to 1:30-  Designers Pick DIY Wood Box- $24.00
Join us as we construct and vintage stain & patina these all-time designer favorites.
 These decor vignette staples are perfect for table centerpieces,
 mantel masterpieces and so much more!!
Create one and you're hooked. You'll need one for every room of the house!
Wood Table

3:00 to 6:00- Funky, Junky Owls- $36.00
Funky, junky owls are so sweet perched amongst your Fall decorations.
Using reclaimed fabrics and junk drawer finds
these handsome junky fowls will become Fall time favorites for sure!
(project photo coming soon)

Wednesday October 21st
6:00 to 8:00- wine, paint, create! Night!!- $40.00
A guided, fully supplied creative paint project and wine…doesn’t get much better!!
Grab your girlfriends and join us for a fun creative evening out. 
Relax with a glass of wine and light snacks 
all while crafting a unique art piece for home, gift giving or just for fun!! 
Project: Rustic Reclaimed Wood Signs- “Grateful, Thankful, Blessed”
Rustic hand painted wood sign for Thanksgiving:

Saturday October 24th
11:30 to 1:30- Pumpkin Succulent Plantings- $28.00
Choose from a variety of mini succulents, mosses and other accoutrements to fill
your carved out pumpkin vessel. Wonderfully organic and beautiful for October thru Thanksgiving.
(and if you could possibly part with it...makes a lovely & unique Autumn gathering hostess gift!!)
No need to cut into the pumpkin with this beautiful... yet simple, succulent arrangement! An easy tutorial with photos to follow!:

3:00 to 5:30- Custom Canvas Pillows- $32.00
One of our most frequently asked repeat workshops.
Here she is!
New themes, words and stencils available- perfect for Fall and the upcoming gift giving season!
We will also have burlap pillow covers as an option for this one.

Wishing you an amazing, creative Fall and I hope to see you soon!