Recap - 2016 OC Etsy Craft Party at The OC Mix in Costa Mesa + A Giveaway!

June 23, 2016

Recap - 2016 OC Etsy Craft Party at The OC Mix in Costa Mesa + A Giveaway!


Date + Time: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 | 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: The OC Mix, Costa Mesa

Photographers + Videographer: Nikki Vandeventer, Michelle Dixon, Joan Goodspeed

Instructors: Sizzix, Eloisa Bordador, Victoria Meyers, Pam and Viv of Love Anne Joy, Isabella Valentina, Melissa & Kirby, Stacy Wong, and Karla (for Kristy Price).

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 was the start of a blistering heat wave in Southern California. As our volunteer staff and crew started arriving at the gorgeous location of this year's OC Etsy craft party, we were slightly nervous that the weather might hamper our guests' experience. And while we all would have appreciated slightly cooler weather, the heat didn't stop 250 makers from having a blast!

We've put together a fun, photo-recap of the event. And if you stick it out until the end of this post, we've shared some information about a super amazing giveaway for our guests. So definitely scroll down to the bottom - it's worth it!

Leather necklace craft station sponsored by Sizzix

Block printed tote craft station sponsored by Peinture

Watercolor craft station sponsored by Kristy Rice, creator of Painterly Days

Constellation journal craft station

Essential oil face mist craft station

Modern dream catcher craft station

Screen printed art print craft station

Fresh floral hair clip craft station

But wait, there was more: tarot, henna, braid bar, photo booth, community craft, DJ's, hooper and juice + kombucha samples!

And we had the most amazing team of volunteers

This was, by far, the largest event that we've organized, and it took some very special people to help make it happen. Erin Wilder was an absolute star! She put in a lot of crafterhours to create the event design & organized a majority of the entertainment. And much appreciation goes out to Nik, Michelle, and Joan who so beautifully captured this event so that we could share it with you all. And our deepest, heartfelt gratitude goes out to every volunteer, instructor and entertainer who worked so hard so that our guests could have such a memorable evening. You are legends!

Thank you to our sponsors, whose generous support helped to make this event possible

Sponsors: Sizzix, ee! Events by Erin, Peinture, SUJA Juice, Stampington & Company, Kristy Rice, Greenleaf Costa Mesa, SusieCakes Bakery, Mary & Luna, Birdie Bowl & Juicery, Farm & Culture Co., SOCO and The OC Mix

View more event photos

Event photos by Nik Vandeventer, click here.

Photo booth photos by Mary and Luna, click here.

Enter our giveaway to win a Sizzix Big Shot Jewelry Studio and a private workshop for you and 5 friends!

Two Ways to Win!

  1. Post a photo of your completed leather necklace on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag @sizzix (on instagram) or @sizzix_us (on twitter) AND use the hashtags #togetherwemake #occraftparty to enter to win a Sizzix Big Shot Jewelry Studio + a leather bracelet die (2 prizes available).
  2. Post your favorite photo from the event on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag @themakerycraftco (on Instagram) or @makerycraftco (on twitter) and use the hashtags #makemorefun #occraftparty to enter to win a Stampington and Company magazine bundle AND a private soy candle or terrarium workshop for you and 5 of your besties at our studio (1 prize available).

Rules: This contest applies for posts made between June 18th, 2016 through June 30th, 2016. Profile or post must be public for us to see your entry. You may enter by editing any relevant posts shared during or after the party with the proper @ tags and hashtags. Each post counts as 1 entry. Participants may enter twice, once for each giveaway, on each of your social media accounts (up to 6 entries in total). Winners will be chosen at random, and will be announced on Friday, July 1st. By participating in this contest, you are allowing both The Makery Craft Co and Sizzix to re-post your image with proper credit back to you. Winners must have attended the Etsy Craft Party at The OC Mix on June 18th, and can pick up their prize in-person at our Anaheim studio.

Didn't attend the event but still want to enter to win a Sizzix Big Shot Jewelry Studio? Stay tuned for another giveaway announcement!

Thank you, and good luck!



1 Response

lilli anderson
lilli anderson

August 15, 2016

when will there be another even like this?

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