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Denver Craft Ninjas – Best Projects of 2012

Everyone counts down their favorites at the end of the year and we felt that we couldn’t let the 2012 slip by without mentioning our favorite projects! It’s even better when we share them with experts that bring their passion to the project!

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Domino Pendants
One of the REAL hits of 2012! This project inspired Ninjas to grab their own alcohol inks and make a million domino pendants until the cows come home!
We love when one project spawns many Ninjas to go home and get to craftin’!

Sugar Skulls
After three years of making and sharing this sugar skull project, we’re darn near experts! And so are you! Every time you do this project, you show better and better decorating skills! Even better, we’re so thrilled to see return crafters come with their families and share this rad event!

Sew It All Felted Sweater Mittens
Sew It All Magazine is an outfit with some real deal craftin’ ladies! And we had the honor of working with them and learning from them. I’ve broken out my mittens this winter and found them to be so darn warm and cozy!

Pinterest Tested Tie Dye Tights
Before our pal Amber hightailed it to Seattle, we got to play with this really fun tie dye tights project! If you love tights, this is the project for you to brighten up your collection and add a DIY splash to your wardrobe!

Canning with Helliemae’s
We love Helliemae’s! It’s just that simple. And when Ellen opened the factory’s doors to Ninjas to learn how to can chutney and make quick pickles, we fell in love all the more! The space was perfect for cooking up a storm and everyone left with tasty stuff.

Pasties with Ooh La La Burlesque
A little risque, a little naughty – hanging out with the rad ladies of Ooh La La Burlesque is a reminder that we can all use a little risque in our lives! Not only were these super talented burlesque mamas totally hilarious, but they were great teachers too!

Upcycled Jewelry with Colorado Bead Co. 
We have several love affairs with local crafty businesses…and Anne at Colorado Bead Co. is definitely one of them! Anne let us take over the joint and provided us with all kinds of lovely beads and baubles and taught us to make some really cool upcycled necklaces with soda cans! Is there anything they can’t do over there?

Felt Wreath
This project was a tedious and, at times, frustrating stuggle. But it turned out beautifully. And that’s the reward! Beauty! After seeing the project on Dig This Chick, we realized we had to try it!

We hope that, in the new year, you’ll try something new! We hope that in the new year, you’ll join us for all kinds of crafty good times at Three Kings Tavern! We’re planning and plotting and have some really cool partners lined up for 2013!
Happy New Year, Ninjas!

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3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls vs. Denver Craft Ninjas

Our Dia de los Muertos sugar skull party is always a grand old time, but this year was particularly fun and looking back at the photos is a great reminder of all the sweet faces and hilarious moments we had!

There was glitter everywhere, someone sat on a pastry bag filled with blue royal icing, and there was a hipster Leonard Nimoy sugar skull. I mean, how could it get better than that.

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The nice part about this event is that we can be inclusive and share the day with kids! And man almighty, did we have some lovely princesses and sparkly costumes.
And luckily, there was a enough cupcakes and glitter to go around!

It takes a lot of hands to make a project like this happen.
We’re so appreciative to the ladies that helped make the skulls – Sarah, Maura, Mary, Jen, Dia, and Miriam. We were lucky enough to share an evening with fancy pizzas, cheap wine, and an assembly line of sugar skulls.

Also, we could never do this event without Three Kings. We worry sometimes that the glitter and feathers left behind at a project like this will cause Three Kings to give us the boot, but they’re so darn nice and supportive. We’re forever grateful!

It was a great day of tradition – Dia de los Muertos tradition and, now, Denver Craft Ninjas tradition!
And, as usual, it’s never the same without you Ninjas! Happy Halloween!

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Denver Craft Ninjas 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

We’re at it again! The 3rd Annual Denver Craft Ninjas Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls!

Denver Craft Ninjas is proud to offer this super fun event again this year! Dia de los Muertos, usually celebrated on November 2nd, is a day to honor those who have passed on before us. We want to be a part of your celebration and get crafty together!

Here’s the deal: Same as last year, we’re cranking out, assembly line style, a pile of sugar skulls…we’ll bring them to you and you will, in turn, decorate the skulls (with royal icing, feathers, flowers, glitter, etc.) and take them home to decorate your space, place on the grave of a beloved friend or family member, or create a Dia de los Muertos altar!

Date:

October 28th, 2012

What you bring:

SNACKS, a little dough for a cocktail or soda, and you!

What we’ll provide:

Sugar skulls – 2 per person (1 large & 1 medium sized), royal icing, decorations, and tools, etc.

What it costs:

$12.00

RSVP IS A MUST!
We’re handmaking the skulls ahead of time and want to make enough for everyone!
Please use this link to register and reserve your sugar skulls.

We’ll be at our old stand-by, Three Kings Tavern, from 1-5 PM. Costumes encouraged! Also, KIDDOS WELCOME!

We’re so proud to offer this event and hope that you’ll bring your friends and family for an afternoon of decorating and celebrating!

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DCN 2nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Well, it’s a tradition now! Dia de los Muertos is a celebration with family and friends to honor those that have passed. And Denver Craft Ninjas came together for a colorful afternoon of revelry and creativity – our second year!

The first step is always the making of the sugar skulls and it’s always a quality crew of committed Ninjas and supporters that sign up for some serious manual labor.
Fueled by a little box wine and some fancy, delicious pizzas from Hops and Pie, we were able to crank out almost 200 small and large sugar skulls – just enough for all our attendees and then some!
Super special thanks to Amber & Shaun for opening their home to us for our sugar skull assembly line and thanks to Sarah, Tim, and Kendra for being our valuable team of sugar skull making assistants!

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2nd Annual Denver Craft Ninas Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

We’re doing it again, Ninjas!

Halloween is right around the corner, sweet ninjas…and after that DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – A celebration of those we love who have passed on! Typically, the celebration occurs on November 2nd…so, we’re gonna get you set for your own Dia de los Muertos celebration by decorating your own sugar skulls or calaveras de azúcar!

Here’s the deal: We’re cranking out, assembly line style, a pile of sugar skulls…we’ll bring them to you and you will, in turn, decorate the skulls and take them home to decorate your space, place on the grave of a beloved friend or family member, or create a Dia de los Muertos altar!

Where it’s at:
Three Kings Tavern

What you bring:
SNACKS, a little dough for a cocktail or soda, and you!

What we’ll provide:
Sugar skulls – 2 per person (1 large & 1 medium sized), royal icing, decorations, and tools, etc.

What it costs:
$12.00 – we accept cash and credit cards!

RSVP IS A MUST! 
We’re handmaking the skulls ahead of time and want to make enough for everyone!
PLEASE either email us at the below email addresses OR RSVP on our Facebook event page by Friday, October 21st.

Costumes encouraged! Also, KIDDOS WELCOME!

denvercraftninjas@gmail.com

Let’s do this, Ninjas!

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