So last night I was lucky enough to go to Pinned It Made It‘s Mexican-themed craft night – if you haven’t heard about Pinned It Made It, it’s a rather brillo idea where monthly craft nights are inspired by projects and ideas on Pinterest.
Last night’s PIMI had a Day of the Dead theme, with floral head garlands and skull make-up taught by the team behind Wild by Nature, and cocktails from Ilegal Mexcal.
It was a treat for me because despite having lived in east London for about four years, I had never been to the Hackney Downs Studios before – it’s a really awesome gallery, project space and studios, with all sorts of intriguing shops. My only quibble would be the rather scary vertical bikeracks – I feared Rhonda might just come crashing down on my head.
Anyway, so here are the gorgeous fake flowers that made the basis of the garlands:
We had about seven or eight flowers each, and were taught how to attach them to wires, and to use floristry tape to bind the flowers onto a piece of string to make the garland. Helpfully we were fuelled by these:
It was surprisingly easy and effective. I want to wear mine to at least one of the weddings I’m going to this year (don’t tell the bride…)