I have been busy making all kinds of cute stuff for next weeks Baby Shower! My latest project was the bunting that will go on the fireplace. The color inspiration for this shower came from a beautiful quilt that my mother-in-law made for my daughter. Looks a little something like this:
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
I'm so excited that I get to throw a baby shower for my dear friend next week! I LOVE that I get to celebrate her beautiful sweet (and super chubby!) baby with all of our friends!
I'm also thrilled to get to be the one to plan the party, and therefore, paint many things pink. :)
The theme started with these two beautiful old windows that I have, one is white and the other is pink. I love the vintage and shabby look, so after going through my house and finding all sorts of things that fit, the theme really started to come together. I spent many a night on Pinterest finding all sorts of inspiration:
I found the perfect colors on this window from Design Dazzle. Love the old window!
I have a set of white birdcages like these I found at Great Rooms Decor.
I will do my best to replicate these beautiful favor boxes from Accent The Party. This party from frogprincepaperie.com also has a lot of inspirational ideas:
One of the first things I knew that I would need is a set of pink cake stands. They are so easy to make, and I know I'll use them over and over again. I made these red ones a while back for my daughter's birthday party and I have been able to use them for several parties since. Red is a very useful color. After I made these and realized how easy and cheap they were, I couldn't wait to have an excuse to make a set in every color! That could be a new goal for me.
I got these unfinished wood squares at Hobby Lobby and the table legs at Home Depot:
Then I painted them with several coats of the prettiest pink paint you ever did see:
The since I'm going for an older shabby look, I sanded the dickens out of them:
Then I took the two bottom pieces, and found the center:
I used a drill bit about the size of the screw on the bottom of the table legs to drill a hole half way through the piece of wood. JUST HALF WAY THROUGH!
Then the table legs will screw nicely onto the bottom of the cake stands, like so:
Then I took them outside and sprayed each piece with some clear matte finishing spray. This will give them a more finished look and also make those areas that you sanded stand out a little more.
Next I took the two top pieces, turned them upside-down and found the center. Then I just hot glued the end of the table legs, and glued them in the middle of the top piece. Make sure if your cake stands are square that you line the top and bottom up to match.
And Tah-Dah! Two beautiful pink cake stands!
Stay tuned for the next Baby Shower project!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Last year for Valentine's Day I wanted to do something special for my kids. I found this adorable idea from The Gala Gals where we got to celebrate all day long. What I loved about this idea was that it was REALLY cheap. I hardly had to buy anything and yet it turned out SO cute! My kids talked about it for weeks!
It started with the theme "Puppy Love". The night before Valentine's Day, after the kids were in bed, I decorated the kitchen table with a cheap red tablecloth, some heart confetti, and a picture I made that said "puppy Love'. I found these adorable dog food containers at the dollar store and knew they'd be perfect for the day's theme! My kids thought it was HILARIOUS that I made them eat out of dog bowls! I also printed out a simple picture with the theme and their names, then I laminated them so we could use them as place mats.
While at the dollar store, I found these Valentine stuffed dogs. I had to have them. I'll buy anything for a buck.
Then, while the kids were at school, I got started on some more Puppy themed fun. I made bags with their names on them and filled them with Puppy Chow.
We also made bone shaped garlic breadsticks:
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