Once a month Mannequin Madness is offering a workshop to guide you in making your own custom headpiece to wear to a music festival, wedding, costume party, Burning Man…or anytime you want to “wear some flowers in your hair.”
We provide an array of faux flowers, succulents, ribbons, feathers, shells, fabric and sparkly things to work with. You can also bring any favorite items of your own – such as jewelry – that you want to include.
The only tools you will use are a glue gun, wire cutters and scissors so even if you are new to crafting, we guarantee you will be able to design something that you will be proud to wear.
You can design a headpiece that fits your personality or one that expresses your fantasy. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be a woodland creature or a unicorn? We can show you how to make antlers or horns for your headpiece.
We initially taught this workshop at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco and it was so popular we decided to make this a monthly event at our warehouse.
The instructor – Taramae Scott (see photos) – is an experienced crafter and former school teacher. She has lots of tips and tricks to make the process fun. Don’t we all need a little more fun in our life these days?
And to make the workshop even MORE fun, we serve Cosmo’s (non-alcoholic beverages available too) to loosen up your creativity spirit. We also have finger foods and a killer music playlist.
By the way, there is plenty of free parking at our warehouse. And, fyi, we are located within walking distance of the Harborside Cannabis Dispensary, just in case you want make a stop there to get your creative juices flowing before you start crafting.
Once you assemble your materials, it will take you about 45 minutes to make your design. We allow 2 hours just so you have plenty of time to get here (no rush to be on time), relax and enjoy the refreshments before you start designing. We want this to be a Sunday Funday, not a heavily structured and formal thing. We offer the workshop typically on the 4th Sunday of the month and you can sign up on Eventbrite.
To give you some ideas on what you want to create, check out this board on Pinterest with images of DIY headdresses made by former attendees and examples from others.