Tuesday, July 29, 2014

3 More Days of the July Creative Challenge!

July's Challenge Product is:

We've started something fun and creative at our stores called 
the collage creative challenge. 
The rules are as follows:

1. Each month we choose a product that we carry.
2. CREATE! Go crazy! Make whatever you like using the product that you have purchased from collage
3. Email us a picture of your creation by the last day of each month to:   info@collagepdx.com
At the end of the month, we'll collect all the entries and draw a winner randomly. 
The winner will receive a $50 collage gift certificate
Anyone can enter and anyone can win! Be sure to sign up for our monthly email, where we'll announce winners and the new product for each month.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shrines and trinkets galore!

One of our favorite products are the assorted goodies that come from Coffee Break Designs. They create the most excellent do-it-yourself shrines and charms. All you need is some glue and a little imagination!

 We love this project for easy mini decorative papel picado. Paint each flag with an oil based paint pen, once dry apply Dimensional Mod Podge. Allow to dry for 24 hours and it will give a perfectly coated glossy layer. String them together and you're done!

Create your own version of this vintage celestial moon stage.

The charms are perfect for necklaces, bracelets, or cute earrings.

The end result is really all up to you! We decorated this little votive house as a vine-covered cottage.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fiber Crafts: cotton & wool

No matter how hot it gets in the summertime, being able to retreat into the shade or by luck, an air conditioned space, has its perks. We wouldn't want you to be without a craft for every time of day! All of these fiber-focused products are available at both of our locations.

Handfuls of bright cotton loops can be made into potholders with these assorted kits. You might even find some other uses for the assorted rainbow of cotton colors.

Both of our shops now carry an assortment of yarn including things to do with it: crochet hooks, pom pom makers, and a beginner's weaving kit.

Some of our favorite cuties now have new friends! In addition to our best selling Woolbuddy pals: fox and owl, we now have a slew of new kits including zebra, dragon, and pug!

Last, but not least we've restocked our twine sections with bright new color combinations and classic favorites!