Christmas In July Art Workshop Event

Hi Friends!

Im happy to share with you  photos of my first workshop event held in my new studio.

Christmas In July.

It was definitely a festive cheery colorful site!

I know several online retailers promote Christmas In July so I thought why not jump on the bandwagon and create Christmas magic early.

The project for the workshop was vintage inspired tulle net Christmas Tree’s.

My dear friend Jennifer Grenko taught the workshop. She has mastered the art of making the darling tree’s that were once popular back in the 50’s and 60’s.

I have to say Jennifer looked so pretty wearing her vintage Christmas apron and tulle bouquet for the workshop.

Me the hostess.

The ladies has the option of choosing which color tree they wanted to make. Pink, white, or green.

I guess you can tell which was the popular choice.

The project involves alot of sewing so Jennifer was kind enough to make all the tree bases to save time, and the ladies hand sewed the netting for the top portion of the tree.

Pretty gifts and bright shining Christmas balls.

The ladies had oodles of pretty and shiny embellishments to decorate their tree’s with.

We had the most amazing group of ladies that attended!

Joann, Jeanie, Lisa, and Robin.

Love these special ladies! They’ve been huge supporters of my workshops.

My dearest most sweet friend Sherry Williams!

No surprise she has a pink tree!

Wonderful ladies Anne Marie and Paige Henson.

Shelley and her Mom Paige.

Missy is paying special attention to Jennifer’s instructions.

Amazing & talented Rosalyn-Sue  Smith.

Rosalyn is the head coordinator and hostess of the upcoming October workshop event Sweethearts on the Homefront.

To read details and to join us please visit here.

Lovely sweet friend Marian sewing away!

Lavender Glamour Twinsies!

Debra Ganes brought her adorable Mother Ruth to join in on the workshop.

Ruth is extremely crafty and talented. Ever since she was young she’s spent her entire life making jewelry and crafting pretty things.

Joann Emerson embellishing her tree.

We took a mid day break to enjoy a luncheon at my home.

My Sugar Plum Fairy Dining Room.

Let me start off by saying I wouldn’t typically decorate my dining room this early for Christmas. However, my home will be on a neighborhood Christmas tour of homes this December so I figured it would be a wonderful opportunity to get a jump start on preparing for it as well.

I had a yummy variety of tea sandwiches and deserts!

Molly’s cafe a local Macon restaurant made the signature chicken salad, pasta salad, and apple salad.

The best in town!

I have to share that I purchased THE MOST adorable retro looking Christmas plates for the luncheon that you see on the table. Jennifer told me about the website and you can check them here. So cute!


I made the DIY cupcake picks using glitter paper from Michaels, lollipop sticks, and printed Christmas images from my personal collection.

Jennifer and I.

Love these girls!

Sherry, Shelley, and Ann-Marie

The second part of the workshop was the most fun!

It was embellishing and adding the finishing touches.

How sweet are these vintage angels?

They each came from Jennifer’s personal collection.

At last the finished trees!

Jennifer alongside Debra and her Mom Ruth.

Each tree turned out so unique and pretty!

It will be a holiday treasure these ladies can display for years.

I want to personally thank Jennifer who did an INCREDIBLE  job instructing the class.

** Side note…Jennifer has had many inquiries in purchasing “how to” Christmas net tree kits. Jennifer will have them available soon in her Etsy shop. **

Lastly, I can’t thank these ladies enough for a participating in this festive holiday workshop.

I look forward to more artful adventures with you all!

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Linda P.

Oh, I am sighing a million sighs at the beauty of it all. As I looked at all those pretty photos (and I LOVE that there were so many), well, I could ALMOST feel like I was actually there! What a gorgeous event. I know the ladies left feeling refreshed, pampered, and in the Christmas spirit!

Michelle Evans

Everything looks so lovely, I can’t to come to one of your workshops! Michelle E.

Jenn, it looks delightful! What a gorgeous event, I can almost taste the sweetness.

And how nice to see a picture of Ruth. She has joined my swaps for years and has been such a gracious, talented participant, it’s great to put a face to the name.

what an ADORABLE decoration! Those tulle trees are fabulous.
BTW – what brand of makeup do you wear because it always looks flawless?


Thanks so much, Jenn, for hosting this beautiful event. Jennifer did a wonderful job teaching the class and is always fun to be around. The photos you posted are beautiful! Thanks for all you do.
love, Sherry

Mel Watkins

Wow ! What a wonderful event! i wished i lived there so i could attend 🙂 everything looked so beautiful – thanks for sharing the photos with us 🙂 xo


What a really cute deco idea!!

Debra Ganas

Thank you Jennifer for posting the lovely pictures of our wonderful day. It will always be remembered as a special day my Mama and I spent together with new friends creating a lovely project. Yor hospitality and generosity was evident every moment of the day.


How I wish I could have been there!
Your studio an dining room looked magical!

divine and beautiful and FABULOUS!!! So missed not being there!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

I already looked at some of these on facebook but I just had to come look here, too! ♥


LOVE the trees and Loved your creative space

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