On August 22nd, I attended HGTV Magazine’s 3rd Annual Blogger Block Party Event for the first time and the event did not disappoint. The event was dedicated to demoing some of the latest products you can use for your next DIY creation, networking with fellow bloggers and learning about the latest trends and intel from experts such as HGTV Magazine editor in chief Sara Peterson, Emily Henderson, John & Sherry Petersik of Young House Love, Genevieve Gorder, Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte, Cari Cucksey, and Emily Bidwell- Merchandising Manager at Etsy.
The venue felt like a Pinterest craft board with all of the things you need to be inspired and generate ideas. Colorful splashes of paint were seen throughout the venue, whether a door was being sprayed with colorful hues at the Wagner SprayTech booth, or bloggers were painting their miniature #HappiMess clay pots, courtesy of Delta faucets. There was also a DIY paint project that allowed attendees to create psychedelic artwork on cards by pouring paint through a spinning device.
For the DIY fashionistas, Cricut was hand to show guests how to use their Gold Explore Air to customize everything from clothing to handbags. Attendees were invited to customize their very own black tote bags with gold lettering. Below is an image of the tote I customized.
There were some other amazing booths and vendors to see, so I was sad I was only able to dedicate 45 minuets to attend the event. Next year, I’ll definitely free up my day to enjoy the festivities.