Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Purple Dessert Table

For my little one's third birthday party. I will not attempt this again while pregnant =) But it was sure fun to set up!

Purple homemade marshmallows....
Blackberry vanilla swirl cake with blackberry cream cheese frosting....
Blackberry vanilla cupcakes......

Purple candied apples.....

Dahlia gift bags.....
And five little girls. I love this picture for some reason. Next year maybe I should try and do a little bit more 'age-appropriate' party. We'll see. =)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Patterned Paper Pumpkins

I found THIS tutorial for these cute little paper pumpkins HERE. They were easy to make and customize to your personal preference. Aren't they cute?!

They are the perfect little fall touch to replace the white wicker balls I had in the metal basket before. I LOVE AUTUMN!!!!

Coffee Filter Wreath

I wanted a wreath to go over the mirror by our staircase and thought that this would be perfect. It was really easy to make(and cheap!), however a little time consuming.
All I did was take brown coffee filters (about $1.50 per package - I used 1 1/2 packages) and color the top of the filters with a black sharpie. Then I took each filter and scrunched it up from the middle, twisting and folding the bottom point. Then I simply glued each filter onto a foam wreath, placing them close together until the entire wreath was filled.
You would be AMAZED to look at this in real life and think that it was just a bunch of coffee filters. I LOVE it!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Corn Husk Wreath

I'm starting to get a little antsy for Fall to get here. And here in Vegas I know there will be no cool, crisp air and colorful falling leaves. So I've been searching blog after blog for cute decorating ideas. I came across this tutorial on how to make a corn husk wreath and had to have one for myself.
This tutorial used unrolled rafia ribbon, but I just used corn husks instead (found in the hispanic section of the grocery store). I cut the husks into strips about 4" long and 1" wide, folded in half, glued the folds together, and then glued the little folded halves onto a straw wreath base.
It was super easy!
Here it is on my front door:

And on my kitchen mirror(not centered, because I'm not keeping it there!):

I think I'm going to make a wreath with coffee filters next! I'm obsessed!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Furniture re-do

I SO wish I had taken a before picture of this mirror. I found it at DI for about $25 and it is really well made. Before it was painted, it was a dark wood. I wanted something for our bedroom that was unique, so my dear husband painted it turquoise for me and then I antiqued it with a little black glaze. I got the idea from a very very awesome blog called all things thrifty. Check it out and get some great ideas of your own! Furniture re-purposing is easy!

A little decorating fun.....

I needed something to hang above our bed, so I made these canvas paintings with three different stencils. You can't see it from here, but there are streaks of blue showing through the white paint. It helps to subtly tie it in with the blue in the room.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It must be my lucky week!!!

I have been so blessed as to be featured again, this time by Kelsey at Polished Productions!
Check out her blog to read about more about my store and see her own crafty creations!
Thank you, Kelsey! You are appreciated!