Several years ago some of the girls in my family decided to start a monthly crafting group, it was an excuse to have some girl time and get our craft on. Granted we are not the craftiest bunch but that is what was also fun about it, that we could make fun of each other and our struggles through making the craft. So each month one of us hosts the craft night and plans the craft, we try to keep the craft to under $20 because not everyone can afford to something pricy. The host picks the craft and then we usually do a lunch or dinner with our craft night also (this is also do to the time it takes to craft, it can take several hours depending on what you are doing). We have definitely progressed over the years and it’s fun to look back and see the fun things you have made especially for the holidays as you put them out in your home. We tend to gear our crafts to a holiday that is coming up the following month, if there is no holiday then we gear the craft more towards something for our home. Things you need to start your craft night: – As a group decided what your cap is going to be for your craft and stick to that cost, then decided who will be the host for that month. -The host chooses the craft then make sure you take into account the cost of the craft plus materials needed to make the craft such as paper, glue, paint, etc. -As a group you can decided if you would like to have a meal with your craft just take in to consideration this will add to the length of your craft time since you are stopping to eat. This may also workout though if your craft needs to dry or setup. You could also just do some appetizers for everyone to snack on while crafting. If you want to add an adult beverage to the mix this is also permitted. Since it’s just us girls we will do some wine or champagne, but don’t get to lit or your craft may end up a little interesting 🙂 -I would also get a container, like one of those plastic storage tubs from the store to keep all the materials you do not use from the craft you just completed. Then you can take it to each craft night so you are not continuously buying new materials all the time, this will save you some money plus you never know when some extra ribbon or glitter may come in handy. -If your having a hard time coming up with an idea, just go to Pinterest or stores like Michael’s have great ideas with how to’s on how to do the craft.We also like to go to a local wood craft store in Utah called Wood Connection, they have pre-cut wood crafts that you can make your own crafts with. This will be something fun you can do with family and friends, and it’s good fun for the girls to get together instead of just doing dinner and a movie. You will also have something to show for your night. We also love it because it’s hard to find cute decorations nowadays for holidays and this is the perfect way to make cute things for your home. Here are some fun things we have done over the years, although I could only find pics of our wood crafts guess I need to be better at taking pictures of our crafts.