Archive for February, 2011

Blue Green Bridal Shower

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I am thrilled to be helping with my sisters Bridal Shower. Her Maid of Honor called me and asked if I would help her out and I am jumping for joy, another party to help with. The colors for the wedding are blue and green with an accent color and the shower will have a shabby chic feel. I found this wonderful blue and green flowered calico that I have been using on all of the items I have crafted to tie things together.

Bridal Shower Pennant

Bridal Shower Pennant

The fabric is on the top of the invitations, some of the pennants in the banner and covering the clothes pins. I have gathered together solid fabric to cover the tables and I will use the flower print as a runner on all of the tables. I have also gathered together pieces of jadeite and milkglass for serving pieces. The jadeite is a perfect shade of green.

Name corsages

Name corsages

The shower will be rather large and many of the ladies will not me acquainted with all of the Bridal Party so I recently I created flower corsages for the ladies in the wedding party and the Mother of the Bride, along with the corsages I have made a yard sign to notified guests that they have arrived. I am very excited with how things are coming together and I still have enough time to crafts a few more items for decorations. With two weeks to go I am hoping to complete cupcake toppers and a cupcake stand before the big day.

Cupcake Toppers

Cupcake Toppers

I created the cupcake stand and toppers by copying the key fabric onto card stock and then using it along with complimentary card stock. The cupcake stand was made following this tutorial Just a note if you are going to make this stand the bottom can need to be 28-30 ounce (such as tomatoes) and all of the cans used need to be full, this adds weight stability to you to the stand. This stand worked great because I could customize it and it required no storage, the cans just went back into the pantry when the party was over.

Later this week I will post a tutorial on cover paint cans I used for my gifts.


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Valentine’s Day Crafts

As most of you know things are tight financially around my house, time seems to be the one resource I have extra. I have been thinking about a way to make Valentine’s Day special without spending money. I made a pennant banner for the kid’s birthday and found it very addictive so I have made another one for Valentine’s Day and along with the banner I made felt envelopes that attached to our chairs at the table. Each person will write a note to all of the family members about things the love in each other from now until Valentine’s Day and on Valentine”s Day we will get to read all of the notes. I think this along with a nice dinner should make the day very special. Maybe I will even attempt to make felt roses for the table.

I love being able to search online for ideas, one of my favorite sites recently is

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