Rustic Orchid is for people of all ages and artistic
backgrounds. Large groups, fundraisers and parties
are encouraged to stop by for a stress-free crafting
— Express your creativity and discover the artist in you
at The Rustic Orchid, in the heart of Mukwonago at 111 N.
by Amanda Brissette and her husband Nate, the crafting
studio has only been open for a few months.
Rustic Orchid is a studio that teaches people how to
create custom wood signs and other Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
projects through workshops, according to its website. In
fact, the studio is most accustomed to large groups,
painting parties or fundraisers.
way it works is that people can pick and choose from the
shop’s various designs. Once they do, a stencil for
their sign will be created. However, people can also
suggest their own designs.
the workshop begins, there will be an introduction and a
demonstration. Afterwards, participants are free to start
their project. While people are waiting for stain or paint
to dry, they can socialize with their friends.
in here is like having a place where you can get together
with your friends and family,” said Amanda.
these workshops are not just for adults. The Rustic Orchid
uses non-toxic paint and stains, which provides a friendly
environment for younger artists and even for pregnant
crafty or artsy? Amanda said that’s not a problem. The
workshop is taught by professional artists and fulltime
crafters who will help every step of the way. Not to
mention that you don’t even need your own supplies.
is ready to go when they come in here,” said Amanda.
“We make it really easy, so people can come in and just
projects at The Rustic Orchid range from repurposing old
cheese drying trays made in the 1920s to old and unused
windows, said Amanda.
wants people to come and realize those Pinterest projects
that they’ve always wanted to create,
don’t know how. For this reason, The Rustic Orchid has
“Pin Parties,” or workshops where a popular Pinterest
Pin is chosen as a project.
said The Rustic Orchid Workshop stems from a wall decal
business that she started with her husband 7.5 years ago.
She said she started the workshop because she wanted to
share her passion for crafting with others.
has always been a very big part of my life and it’s
always gratifying for me to motivate people to be
creative,” said Amanda. “I just thought it would be
really fun to open a business like this in the area since
there wasn’t anything else around to teach people to
during Midnight Magic, which is Mukwonago’s holiday
celebration, The Rustic Orchid will have open painting
where anyone can walk in without an appointment from 4
p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
workshops, there are several simple and rustic
farmhouse-style signs to purchase in-store. The Rustic
Orchid requires reservations a month in advance although
some exceptions can be made. Pricing varies based on
project choice and size. The general price range is
between $35 and $75.
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