Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pink, Green and Yellow Birthday Party!

Oh my goodness--this party was the CUTEST! My good friends Melissa and Heidi from The Gala Gals, put together this pink, green and yellow birthday party...LOVE it! Such fun colors to work with. Here's a look at what we've been up to!

I'll get back to you soon with some yummy cupcake recipes from Heidi!
The Pink, Green and Yellow printables from this party are available in my Etsy shop HERE!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gumball Necklace Tutorial

I am loving all these gumball necklaces I keep seeing all over the place! I made one a few weeks ago for a friend's little girl, and now I've gotten a little obsessed with them! My dear friend Melissa has a birthday party this week, so we spent today making 18 gumball necklaces for party favors! Oh so cute! I can't wait to show you the rest of the party, but for now, here's a sneak peak at the fun colors and a little gumball necklace how-to!

First, you'll need a bunch of big gumballs--in this case we needed pink, green, yellow and orange, to match the party of course! Also, because we had so many to do, we went with the faster route--the drill. You can poke these by hand using a big needle, but a drill is much cleaner and faster.
I don't know the exact size of the bit we used, but just make sure it's big enough for a big yarn needle to get through. Drill holes through one side and out the other...

We used a scrap of wood to drill on so we could just do it in the kitchen. Please don't drill through your counter top.
Then we lined them up in patterns on a towel so they wouldn't run away.
Next you'll need some ribbon. Thread the ribbon through a big yarn needle. We cut the ribbon about a yard and a half and that seemed to work perfectly for 7 gumballs on each necklace.
Then start threading your gumballs, tying a knot on the side and between each gumball.
Keep going until your pattern is complete and finish it off with a bow. Make sure it's big enough to go over a little one's head.
What a fun and inexpensive party favor! These turned out so cute. Those little girls are going to love them I'm sure! I'll be back later with more party pics!