Friday, July 29, 2011

Baby shower decorations

My SIL just threw a shower for two of her friends that are expecting girls. She went with an owl theme, and I thought I'd make some of my signature shower items if she wanted. We went to Heartland {{my ALL time favorite paper store}} and picked out some cute paper. I made each one of the girls a sleeping sign. Using all of the same paper, but in different arrangements.

I added a little owl on to match in with the theme.
and cut out "baby" with glitter paper
A baby banner to hang, for part of the decor.

I embossed both the brown paper, and the white.

and then I cut out 20 little owls for her to put on the straws.

I hope it went well :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th Decorations

I've made some more decorations to add to my banners and star art...

My mantle, I love the tiny garland. I made it using paint chips from Home Depot, cutting out stars, and sewing them in a long line.
Another glitter silhouette
I always have these candles on my mantel, but I added some ribbon and a crystal to tie them in.
My friend made this printable, I printed it off and framed it.
I made these cute pinwheels from a printable, and put them in vases with colored beans.
More printables that I framed. And hung on the wall.
Another tiny garland for the back wall...
...with more printables. The white ones my friend also made. You can find them HERE.
Cute "America" banner from a printable, and Uncle Sam made by my friend's Mom.
Blue and white stars in a vase with red ribbon, little glass mirror with vinyl cut out rubbed on and finally a 5x7 bead board painted and sanded to look like the flag.

4th of July crafts

My MIL got my girls the cutest shirts for my girls for the 4th. So I just had to make cute headbands to go with it. I did four layers of felt, and three flowers. Then I just glued them on a piece of ribbon, and tied it in the back. Super easy, and super cute.

Then I wanted to make a craft with my girls. I saw THIS cute tutorial, and knew I wanted to do it. I cut up some crayons in red, white, and blue. Then I mixed the solution. My daughter poured it into the molds, and then both daughters helped me put the crayons in the mixture.

We only waited 24 hours, instead of the 72, and they were just fine. Then we glued a bail on the back, and threaded it through a ribbon necklace. I love how they turned out.
We even made two extra for their cousins.