A few weeks ago Anthropologie had holiday vignette workshops at some store locations. I thought how fun would that be so I joined the workshop at the store in my area. Boy, I’m so glad I did! It was so much fun meeting wonderful people and crafting with them!
The assignment: Each store is to create a holiday vignette using winter animals.
Participants duty: Making the fur that will be used to cover the bodies of the animals… these animals included a big polar bear, hares, and a moose head.
That polar bear was amazing even before the fur was added so wait until you see the end result! Check out how the hare was made… that’s the same hare before it was completely covered with masking tape and after it was completely covered. All the animals were constructed by the store’s display manager, Despina, from start to finish! As a matter of fact, all the cool decorations and displays you see in the Anthropologie stores are actually made by the display managers of each store! Talk about talented!
That’s what we, the partipants worked on… the fur! The fur was made out of deli wax paper sheets. We just kept cutting away until we finished all the boxes that were given to us. It took us about three hours to finish all the boxes. That’s three boxes of 500 sheets per box. Are you wondering if my hand was sore the next day… you betcha! As I’m sure were the others. :D
As we chopped, one of the hares started growing some fur. Doesn’t he look great so far!
Once we did finish cutting the fur, we headed out leaving Despina behind with the animals… and with anticipation for the store’s holiday vignette… which we were sure was going to look fabulous! Hey, it’s Anthro… of course it’s going to look fab!
On Monday, I made a trip to Anthropologie, and check out who greeted me at the door….
It was Mr. Polar Bear all decked out in fur… and enjoying his cup of coffee!
And not far behind were his three little friends the hares.
Don’t they all look fabulous!! Despina did an amazing job bringing these creatures to life!
Hehe… just had to include the back of Mr. Polar Bear.. it cracked me up!
Now, the moose head didn’t make his way to the party yet… but I was informed he sure will be making an appearance along with more holiday fun! I can’t wait to see the rest of the store’s holiday display!!
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to participate in an Anthropologie holiday vignette workshop. I enjoyed getting to know Despina and the other ladies that participated… I felt like I was sitting around with long time friends, crafting away and having a good ol’ time! And how awesome is it to say I helped out with Anthro’s holiday vignette… even if it’s a tiny role that was played! :D
Did you have a workshop held at an Anthropologie near you? Did you participate?