{Event Recap} Cedar Rapids Mom’s Wreath Workshop and Mini Sign Night Out at Board & Brush

We had so much fun at our Cedar Rapids Mom’s Wreath Workshop & Mini Sign Night Out at Board & Brush in Hiawatha!  It was a great way to kick off the month of December!

All of our photos were taken by our amazing blog photographer, Sarah at Sarah Fridono Photography. Scroll through each gallery to see more photos!

Cedar Rapids Mom's Wreath Workshop and Mini Sign Night Out at Board & BrushThe evening was spent creating a custom live Holiday wreath using a variety of beautiful greenery (that smelled amazing).  Included with the greenery were accents such as pinecones and berries.  There was also a variety of ribbons to create decorative bows.  We even learned how to make the bows ourselves.

Along with the wreath we created a personalized mini sign perfect for the holidays.  

The studio was warm and welcoming from the moment we walked in.  We were immediately greeted by a friendly face and directed to our designated table spot.  Everything we needed for our projects was already there.  The sound of holiday music was playing and the smell of freshly cut wood with a hint of pine from the greenery filled the air.

Snacks were provided from The Hangry Lady and they were the cutest and most delicious charcuterie cups.  Board & Brush also provided one drink (cocktail/non-alcoholic) to all who purchased a ticket.  The bar was also open the duration of the event if there was interest in purchasing more.  

The staff was fantastic!  They helped instruct all attendees from start to finish by offering just enough guidance to get our creative juices flowing so the projects were still unique to our own personal styles.  I can not say enough good things about how the staff truly made the evening a top-notch experience.

If you’re looking for a way to channel your inner DIY enthusiast, look no further than Board & Brush in Hiawatha.

Step by step, the staff walks you through the steps of distressing, sanding, staining, and special painting techniques.  They then explain the process of laying your stencils and picking the colors of your choice to put the final touches on your project.  And viola!  You’ve just created a custom work of art! 

Board & Brush offers a wide range of events for a variety of ages.  Whether you’re looking to make something for your own home, or a gift for someone else, their workshops are the perfect atmosphere to just relax and create.  

Join us for our next Board & Brush event: Cedar Rapids Mom’s Mini Night Out on Tuesday, January 18th!

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Ashley is a ‘small town’ girl who moved to the ‘big city’ of Cedar Rapids after high school. A graduate of Coe College, Ashley is currently a kindergarten teacher and a true lover of yoga pants, cozy sweatshirts, chai tea lattes and cookie dough. Ashley and her husband, Mitch, first met each other back in middle school, dated when they were freshmen in high school, then reconnected one final time via Facebook back in 2006 shortly after Mitch returned from his first deployment. They've stood by their vows of ‘for better or worse,’ and as they approach their 10 year wedding anniversary, they aren’t afraid to admit that marriage isn’t easy. They welcomed their first child, Stella Grace Bass, in May of 2013 and their second child, Archer Mitchell Bass, in December of 2017!

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