We have a new business in town, Orchard Barn Designs. Run by Andrea Hicks and Jayne Sluss, they offer repurposed home decor. The best part? They offer workshops!
When I saw they were offering a workshop on how to make this adorable mug holder, I knew I had to give it a try. I’m so glad I did! Andrea and Jayne had all our materials pulled together and packaged very nicely, waiting on the tables for us. I wish I had taken a picture, but naturally I tore into the materials too quickly.
They walked us through the project step-by-step, explaining everything very clearly. We even got to use power tools! (It’s the little things that excite me… ) I used a power saw for the first time and managed to keep all my fingers intact. I also used a power sander and drill without any mishaps. It was so much fun that I’m thinking about adding a saw to my Christmas list…
This is my finished project.
I just love it! And, the mug hanging on it was our name card. We wrote our names on them in Sharpie. I thought that was so creative! I’d have never thought of that, even though all my church potluck dishes have my name Sharpied on them.
Jayne also provided iced coffee, a slow cooker apple spice cake, and scones. Delicious! I probably drank a little too much of the coffee, but I figure the caffeine was good for my creativity (or at least my energy level).
If you live in this area, I highly recommend you check out a workshop. I know I’ll be doing more. If you’re too far away, check them out on Etsy!