A few weeks ago, I met my friend Jessie and her two new co-workers for lunch. Jessie recently left her corporate job to go into business with these two gals. They just got accepted into The Brandery (as the first female-led group, I might mention) a few months ago and have been going full speed ahead ever since!
We just did a big feature on their business, GILD Collective, here in Cincy Chic if you want to get the full story on them and see some examples of recent projects they’ve done. But their business concept in a nutshell is that you get a group of your friends together for a craft night. They provide the supplies and instructions, so you don’t need to be a Martha Stewart to host or attend a party. And everyone leaves with memories and a cute project made.
It’s not a party where someone is trying to sell you products the whole time, either. It’s a party where you unplug for a bit, connect with your friends instead, get creative, and take something cute home that you’ll proudly wear or display because you made it! Oh, and if you hosted the party, GILD gives you your craft kit for free! You can make anything from jewelry to home decor – all tres chic, on-trend, and not crummy-crafty-look-what-I-made-as-an-art-project looking.
The gals at GILD Collective will be at our upcoming “School’s Back, Mom Relax” Aug. 21 event if you’d like to meet them, and see some of their projects in person. Click here to learn about the event, and use the code GILD to get in FREE! Hope to see you there! But if you can’t make that event here are events on 8/22 and 8/30 if you’d like to attend those and meet the GILD gals! (They’re super fun, so you’ll be glad you did!)
Michaels is making it easier than ever to complete all those DIY projects you found on Pinterest! They’re re-opening the one on Colerain Ave., which is the one I would always go to when I lived near there during high school and college! I can’t wait to see how they have transformed the space! Now I can start and finish some Pinterest projects and take a trip down memory lane at the same time! haha!
On July 21st, there will be an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. followed by the Grand Opening at 10:00 a.m.! At that time, doors will be open and the festivities will begin! This will be unlike any Grand Opening; Michaels will be having a week-long celebration with prizes galore for all of the shoppers!
It will be tempting to stay all morning and afternoon that day because Michaels will be giving away more than $1,000 in gift cards and prizes hourly!! In addition, customers can win items for the whole family from the prize wheel, which includes jewelry, art supplies, stickers, colorful Duck tape and more. Gift basket giveaways will take place each evening throughout the week, and kids can explore their creativity with $2 kids crafting events on Saturdays.
In a press release about the grand re-opening Store Manager Julie Rocchio says, “Our new store features thousands of products that will inspire every crafter at any level from beginner to expert, plus classes for our customers to learn new skills in painting, cake decorating, knitting, scrapbooking and more!”
Michaels New Store Location: 9657 Colerain Ave. in Northgate Mall
Thanks to my intern, Shannon Mahoney for helping me put this blog together!