Saturday Playcraft

Playcraft at Bull City Craft

April 29: Playcraft is open 11:30am-3:30pm.

April 22: Playcraft is open 10am-5pm.

April 15: We will be CLOSED.

April 8: Playcraft is open 10am-1:30pm and 3:30-5pm.

March 25: Playcraft is open 12-5pm.

March 18: Playcraft is open 10am-11:30am and 3:30pm-5pm.

March 11: Playcraft is open 12-5pm.

February 11: Playcraft is closed. Six birthday parties this weekend!

February 4: Playcraft is open 3:30-5pm (store is open all day).

January 28: Playcraft is closed all day (store is open).

January 14: Playcraft will be open 12-3pm.

January 7: Playcraft will be open 10am-5pm, weather permitting. Check our Facebook or Instagram for snow updates!

Week of December 26-31: Playcraft is open 10am-6pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Open 10am-3pm on Wednesday and Saturday.

December 24: CLOSED. We will be CLOSED December 24-26. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, December 27.

December 17: Playcraft is open 12-5pm. Store is open 10am-5pm.

December 10: Playcraft is open 1:30-3:30pm. Store is open 10am-5pm.

December 3: Playcraft is open 2-5pm. Store is open 10am-5pm.

November 26: Playcraft is open all day, 10am-5pm! (No parties.)

November 19: Playcraft is open 12-1:30. Store is open 10am-5pm.

November 13: Closed all day for parties. (Store open.)

November 5:  Open 12-3pm

 

Making a Photo Backdrop

I was planning a Valentine Photo Shoot event at the store with Raleigh photographer Elizabeth Galecke, and I offered to make a photo backdrop. We agreed it was a great idea and I jumped on Pinterest to get some inspiration. I noticed right away that most of the backdrops were not painted, but instead embellished with balloons, banners, crepe paper, glitter, and other items that can just be hung on a wall or fence. Hmmm…well, I had promised painted, so I decided to just jump in.

OK, it’s not as easy as it seems.

DIY photo backdrop

We bought a large canvas drop cloth and spread it out in the garage on top of some old drop cloths. We had some leftover chalkboard paint from recently updating the chalkboard in our store. I also had some red and pink paint sample jars that I had gotten free with a magazine coupon. First I primed the whole thing with Low VOC Kilz– it used up the half can I had, and I didn’t even reach the edge of the canvas!

The next night I measured and marked the canvas. I decided to do a simple heart about the width of two people. I sketched the heart and painted it with a combination of the red and pink. I painted around it with the chalkboard paint. I figured if it looked boring, I could always add chalk drawings or text. I also made a felt and paper heart banner and some heart wands for props.

heart wands and banner

The third night I touched up some areas and cleaned up the edge of the heart. When it was finished, Elizabeth came over for a practice photo shoot, and the results are amazing!

Elizabeth Galecke Photography

Elizabeth Galecke Photography