Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fly Away With Me

Recently I have been really inspired by hot air balloons.  I decided to do a table scape on air balloons and Valentine's Day.   To make the balloons I used scrapbook paper for the balloon part and toilet paper rolls covered with tissue paper for the basket.  On top of the chargers I used pockets cut out from an old shirt and embellished them with embroidery work, and added a beaded pom pom. I stuck the cupcakes in to liitle tea cups to look like capuchinos.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

This month I am going to decorate two tables for Valentines. For this table I used a beautiful white tablecloth.  On top I folded tulle and placed it on the middle of the table. I then layered mercury glass candlesticks and a mercury vase.  I stuck some fake flowers in the vase.  Instead of a place mat I used a ceiling tile I found a habitat for humanity.  I then took some small perfume bottles and stuck a pinwheel in it from Dollar Tree. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Faux Deer Head

Oh Dear, I love this Deer Head. 

I've been inspired by paper mache lately.  I really love how you can make anything you want out of newspaper.  On etsy I have seen some really cool faux deer heads.  My room has been needing something quarky and fun.  I decided a faux paper mache deer head was the right way to go.  I started out crumbling newspaper into balls and using masking tape to secure them to eachother.  I rolled newspaper up for the horns. To secure the horns to the head I hotglued them and taped them.  After taping my deer head looked like this.
I then paper mached wrapping paper onto the deer head.  I used one bottle of watered down glue.  I did 3 layers. Here is the final product:
* The whole project cost less than $3.  I bought the wrapping paper for $2 from Tuesday Morning.  The glue was 40 cents at Target.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sweet Summer Time

It is summer time. What does that mean? Picnic season.  Grab your picnic basket, flowers, and some books and head out to the nearest park to enjoy some sweet sunshine.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flower Wall Decor

I have been staring at cardbaord cereal boxes and wondering what to do with them. I love all the different shades of brown and gray. When it finally hit me that I should make a wall decoration.  I cut the boxes into squares and rectangles.  I layed them out on the floor and changed them up until I found a design I liked. 

 I hot glued the cardboard together, then I made the book page flowers.

Book Page Flowers:
I took an old Readers Digest and tore out pages.

Next I folded the paper in half vertically and cut out a leaf.

I then applied a drop of glue onto the edge of the leaf and clothespinned it.

After the petal is glued repeat on more petals and then glue together.
Final Product:

Finished Wall Decor:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blue and Pink: A table that is quite in sync

I was inspired by this website.  I love the idea of using napkins for flowers. I started by making numerous flowers, and then I decided where to put them. I decided to put some on my wall and the rest as flowers in vases.  If you don't have any napkins lying around your house, packs are less than a dollar at Walmart.  On the plates I folded napkins using this tutorial, and placed a flower in the middle of it. Enjoy!
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Friday, May 27, 2011


What do you do if you wake up late in the morning and you have no time to fix your hair? Put a headband in it! Go over to my etsy shop and check out my newest headband!

Check it out here!