Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cascading Garden Pom Poms! Great Wedding or Party Idea!

So I've been searching of ways to start doing crafts for budget weddings and fell in love with the idea of the very popular can't-get-enough-of-POM POMS. I bought bulk 20x30 inches of tissue paper online and started to make them. I couldn't stop. I kept making all sizes. I then hung them from the ceiling and took a million pictures of them. I couldn't stop that either. The photos just could not capture the true beauty of these things. Why is this POM POM tutorial different than any other you may ask??  I have a few ideas that you may like. This is DIRT CHEAP and SO adorable. They are easy, super fun to make and can be made MONTHS before the event date. 

 Things you may need: 
  • Tissue paper
  • Scissor
  • Galvanized wires or any thin floral wire (optional)
  • Fishing line or clear sewing thread to hang
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Warm and Cozy Nursery Ideas!

I started decorating our nursery in summer of 2008. I was about six months pregnant and was in my nesting phase of the pregnancy.  I had very clear visions of exactly what I wanted. I wanted the room to be warm, cozy and inviting.  I chose a warm yellow paint color that reminded me of summer, sunlight and sunflowers.
I hand painted the happy little trees on the wall.  My feet were swollen for days after doing this.  It took a whole day to paint one tree! The tree on the left (ABOVE) is a mirror image of the tree (BELOW on the right) I traced it on over sized tracing paper and flipped it on the other wall. It saved me a ton of time. I didn't have to design the look and feel of another tree. Anyway, I don't know where I got the energy from but I would never do that again. Very tedious. I fell in love with this bedding set which I got from Lambs & Ivy. I then based the entire room decor from that.  The Trees and paint color.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Make Earrings to Match Your Necklaces PERFECTLY!

Ever find that perfect necklace but cannot find the earrings that goes with it? Or if you do find the earrings, its the most hideous thing ever? I have really gotten into chunky necklaces or big statement pieces but at times its hard to find the complete set that actually looks good as a set. I know you girls know what I'm talking about...I wanted to share a really great and easy idea with you to solve that issue. It takes NO experience in jewelry making or skills. Trust me because I have none. At all.
Get out your favorite necklaces that you have no earrings for.  Necklaces that have dangling parts or beads works best. I will show you how I made these earrings from my favorite necklace.


Things you will need:
  • Super glue/hot glue gun or jewelry tacky glue
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Earring pieces from craft stores or old unused earrings
  • Favorite necklace
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fun Foods for Kids: Pasta Nest!

OK, so as you may know, I have a fascination with putting eyeballs on most of the foods I make for my oldest son.  I made Octo-Dogs before and they were a HUGE hit. I wanted to try it with his pasta and meatballs also. It's very simple and too cute!

Things you will need:
  • Cooked spaghetti-(our nest)
  • Cooked meatballs-(our birds)
  • Candy eyes from craft stores or baking supply stores
  • 1 Carrot or orange peel (our bird's beak)
  • Sharp pointy knife 
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