Brit Kits Black & Gold Party! - Handmade in the Heartland

Brit Kits Black & Gold Party!

If you are like me you spend at least a few hours minutes every day browsing blogs and websites looking for new ideas, inspiration and interesting stuff. If you're not already reading Brit + Co. you totally need to.  Its an awesome site that combines diy & tech interests with food and everyday living. You could spend a day just going through the DIY section on the site.  Some of my favorite projects are how to turn cork trivets into color-blocked clocks, how to use crayons and make color blocked candles, and this food hack- how to turn ice cream into bread!  Brit + Co also have these awesome little boxes called Brit Kits, basically a monthly DIY subscription, every box has a cool new project to complete with all the supplies included. how fun right?! Well i was invited to be a part of the Brit Co-Op, which means that i was sent 11 brit kits and got to host a party with my friends where we all completed the project.  My party was last night and it was so fun. We completed the August Brit Kit project which was a paint-splattered travel case made with velcro, vinyl and nail polish.  You can see the instructions HERE .  

When the kits came in the mail i opened it up and saw that it was a black & gold project so i asked everyone to wear black,white & gold to the party and i decorated with those colors as well.  I also used Jackson Pollock as inspiration since the method of decorating the travel cases was splattering. :)  I cut out circles as "confetti" for the table decorations and used clothes pins to hold the name tags for each seat.  I also used my silhouette machine and cut out those cute little bows, i splattered them with the nail polish and hot glued them to some twine for the banner hanging over my blown-up jackson pollock images behind the table.  I had some much fun prepping for the party and then the party was so fun!  If you are a budding DIY-er you should def. try out brit kits, they are such a great way to easily try a new project every month.

Black & Gold Party with Bow Banner

Here we are getting started and working on our cases...
Brit Kits DIY Party

Splattering nail polish, who would've thought?!
DIY Paint Splattered Travel Case

Sorry about all the following photos, i just couldn't help putting in the progression, we might have been having a little too much fun :) 
Black & Gold DIY Party

I made these gold frosted sugar cookies which were delicious.  Check back tomorrow for the recipe and icing tips.

DIY Party Photo Booth
So of course another HUGE thanks to Brit + Co & Velcro Brand who sent us these awesome kits! we had a ball. 

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