The minute I said my “I do’s,” I started throwing dinner parties like it was no one’s business. But here’s the deal. I’m not crafty. So all of those sweet DIY details that really make a party POP? I turn to Skillshare, the crazy cool community where creatives come together to teach + learn everything. Think 5,000+ classes on topics from design to DIY to making French Macarons. There’s even a sweet promo code for free unlimited access that you can redeem right here! Me + DIY tutorials = an awesome party. I sooo got this.
STEP 1: DESIGN A HAND-LETTERED INVITATION
We’ve all dreamt of crafting the perfect invitations and with Skillshare’s amazing class, Preparing for Letterpress: Design a Hand-Lettered Invitation, that dream is now a total reality. I mean, what’s better than designing, laying out and choosing lettering style pairings, then sending off your creation to a letterpress printer like a pro? Answer: absolutely nothing, loves.
STEP 2: CREATE PAPER FLOWERS WITH BOOK PAGES
Every great party needs beautiful blooms and with Skillshare, you can wow your guests with paper flowers made from book pages. Yes, I just said that and it’s as awesome as you think. In just 21 easy minutes, you’ll be tearing those pages from your fave novels (spare ones, of course) and setting your table with some of the most interesting + talk-worthy centerpieces you OR your guests have ever seen. Even better? No matter the skill set, this sweet tutorial has you totally covered. It’s that simple.
STEP 3: MAKE YOUR OWN FRENCH MACARONS
Guys, I love French macarons. Like love, love, love them. So when I saw that Skillshare offered a class on baking up these yummy delicacies, well… let’s just say that a happy dance ensued. And you know that I’ll be using this sweet (pun intended) tutorial for my next great get-together. They’re colorful, tasty and take only 32 minutes to learn.
STEP 4: INTERIOR STYLING: STYLE YOUR SPACE LIKE A PRO
So, we’ve all done that last-minute re-arranging before all of our guests arrive. A new vase there, a lamp move here, maybe a new photo that looks just right in the dining room. But with Skillshare’s fabulous class on interior styling, you’ll be MORE than prepared with everything from floral + coffee table styling to sofa pillow how-to’s to getting that bookshelf just so.
Whether you’re channeling your inner Martha Stewart or simply want to get your craft game on, head to Skillshare to peruse their 5,000+ classes in everything from design to business photography. And don’t forget to use code SMPFREE for three months of Skillshare Premium for FREE right here (Code expires December 31, 2016). Your creativity is waiting.