March 2012 archive

Tea Party-Fuzzy Cupcake Stand

Fuzzy Cupcake Stand

I love this cupcake stand! You could also use a single cake stand, and it would work just as well. This can be used to display food, or you could use it as a centerpiece and arrange favors on it.

Supplies:

  • Cake stand, cupcake stand, tiered snack trays
  • Marabou
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Directions:

Measure the circumference of the trays. I decided that I wanted to decorate only the top and bottom trays. Add 1/2″ to 1″ to each measurement and cut the marabou to your determined lengths.

Glue one end of the marabou to your tray/stand. Apply a 1 inch line of hot glue to the edge of your tray about every 4 inches. Carefully line your marabou up with the edge of the tray as you glue it down. Feel free to space your glue lines closer together or further apart. Apply your marabou in this manner one tray at a time.

Stack the trays/stands on top of one another once you have finished applying the marabou. Now you are ready to display some yummy treats or cute favors!

Elizabeth

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Tea Party Napkin Ties

Napkin Ties

Remember the chair decoration from Monday? That project inspired me to create these cute napkin ties. I tied a 5/8″ white sheer ribbon around a napkin making sure to have the bow in the back. Next, I hot glued a turquoise mini silk flower to the center of the ribbon on the front of the napkin. It’s easy as that! I hope you are having fun planning your next Tea Party!

Elizabeth

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Tea Party Chair Decoration

Chair Embellishment

This week I will show you a few ways to incorporate ribbon and other trims into your next Tea Party. Spring is the perfect time to throw a tea party, and I hope the crafts/decorations featured this week will inspire you to throw your own party.

Supplies:

  • Ribbon of your choice
  • Silk flower
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Directions:

I recommend using an 1.5″ or 2.25″ ribbon for this chair decoration. Decide how long you want your ribbon to hang down and multiply that number by two to get the length of ribbon you will need for each chair. I used a Satin Edge Sheer ribbon for my chair. This is the perfect delicate ribbon for a tea party, and Ribbons and Bows Oh My carries it in 12 beautiful colors.

Tie your ribbon onto your chair using two knots. Even out the ends of the ribbon and seal them with your preferred method.

Next, I hot glued a silk jeweled tiger lily to my knot. This is the perfect finishing touch to your decoration, and it also hides your knot. You could always tie a bow with your ribbon if you didn’t want to use the flower.

Now your chairs are ready for a tea party! You could also hang name tags from the chairs instead of using place cards on your table. Check back later this week for other Tea Party decorations!

Elizabeth

Ribbon Flip Flops

Ribbon Flip Flops

It’s almost Spring so this week I will show you projects to include in your next Spring Craft Party. These crafts are perfect for both adults and children, and I’m sure they will be a hit at your next get together. Today we will make some flip flops.

Supplies:

  • A pair of flip flops
  • Ribbon(I recommend 3/8″ or 5/8″)
  • Mini silk flowers(optional)
  • Korkers(optional)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Directions:

You will begin this project by cutting your ribbon/korkers into 6 inch pieces. You need to seal the ends of your ribbon at this time.

Tie your ribbon strips into knots on the strap of the shoe. Continue this until you have covered the entire strap of the flip flop.

I wanted to make my flip flops extra special, so I hot glued a mini silk flower onto the “thong” part of the flip flop where the side straps meet. The flower hides the part of the strap that didn’t get covered in ribbon.

Now you are finished! Wasn’t that easy? I’m sure you will get many compliments on these festive flip flops. I’m so glad that it’s almost Spring!

Elizabeth

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Flower Corsage-Blog Share

Flower Corsage Blog Share

I love this Flower Corsage tutorial that I found on V and Co. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the ways you can use this flower. This flower would look great on a sweater, t-shirt, or dress as well as clipped onto a purse or hat. It would also be a great substitute for a bow on a gift. I hope you enjoy making these super cute flowers that are perfect for spring and summer!

Elizabeth