Cricut has collaborated with Salvos Stores for a Mother’s Day High Tea workshop focused on upcycling pre-loved décor, fundraising for a special cause, and giving Mum a memorable Mother’s Day.

The ‘Make Mum’s Day’ event was held on Saturday 4 May with a DIY upcycling workshop where guests had the opportunity to get hands-on upcycling and customising pre-loved teacups to gift to a loved one.

The workshop focused on tips and tricks to creating a memorable tablescape for less with guests taking home a personalised teacup set and bespoke lamingtons from Tokyo Lamington. Guests also received a thrifted gift bag of high tea goodies.

Attendees used Cricut vinyl name and design decals made with a Cricut cutting machine to personalise thrifted teacups and saucers from Salvos Store and make a bespoke gift while supporting sustainability and the circular economy. Ticket funds went towards The Salvation Army community programs supporting those doing it tough.

Salvos Stores stylist, thrift queen and author of Opshopulence, Faye Delanty, shared tips on how to style a Mother’s Day brunch.

Cricut regional director, Nicola Dow Smith said, “With Cricut it’s easy to re-purpose or breathe new life into a pre-loved item and make it a unique gift or keepsake. We wanted to show how easy it could be to make someone’s day extra special, with a meaningful personalised gift, or by creating a custom tablescape with upcycled décor, all whilst doing your part for the circular economy and being budget conscious given the current climate.”

Salvos Stores digital customer communications officer, Sarah Rowley added, “Shopping pre-loved with Salvos Stores is the perfect option to keep costs down and creativity flowing. When you shop with Salvos Stores, you are participating in the circular economy by giving new life to pre-loved items, keeping them out of landfill, all while the money goes to helping people in need.”