Monday, January 30, 2012

Train Party Theme

For a few weeks I have been making plans for a baby shower in honor of my friend Bobbie who will be welcoming baby #2 in a few weeks - a baby boy, Wesley! And you know me, I love me a good party to plan! So, I went to town working on a theme and table decor. I chose the color scheme of red, aqua and white. I fell in love instantly when I started pulling out all kinds of fun paper and fabric in those colors. It is just such a fun color combo. Plus, this gave me a good excuse to put my silhouette to use! I loved the idea of doing a train theme and was able to find an image that would work just perfect for the cupcake toppers and other decor. I also had a William Sonoma train cake pan that I have been dying to use, perfect! Here are a few photos of the food table.

Here is the train cake that I did. I used the William Sonoma Train cake pan. I then added candy in the coordinating party colors. I found lots of red colored candy but the aqua/blue color was a little harder to find. But, I hit up the Sweat Factory and they had a few options for me. I love the blue sixlets in the fourth car! 

I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the adorable cupcake wrappers and then also for cutting the train image and scalloped circles for the cupcake toppers. Have I mentioned I LOVE my silhouette?!?!

So, I found a recipe via Pinterest that was for old fashioned popcorn. What a perfect thing for the apothocary on the table. And it is SO good! If you like kettle corn then you will like this popcorn! And popcorn is such a great item to fill an apothocary.

And finally the water bottles. I have been wanting to try and make custom labels for water bottles for a while. And it was really simple!

Happy Party Planning everyone!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Love Day!

After Christmas decorations came down I was on a HUGE kick to change up some decorations in my house and really get a few rooms whipped into shape. First on the agenda though was to make a few valentine decorations that I have had in my head for a while. I love how both of these things turned out. And the best part was that I was able to just use things I had around the house so these two projects cost me nothing!

For this project I used an old backing to a frame that I had saved from when I made a previous project. I covered the cardboard party with fabric using my trusty ol' hot glue gun (love that thing!) and then went to town making the rolled rosettes with white felt that I had around. I then used a one inch strip of fabric that was red with little white hearts on it (used for the second project below) to add a strip across the top. I then printed up the word 'LOVE' on my computer, glued that on and it was done!

So, these felt balls can be a little time consuming but are just so darn cute! The ones that are red are  very simple. I just cut one inch strips of fabric long enough to wrap around the width of the foam ball and left a little over lap. Then wrap the fabric and use a pin to keep it in place. Continue that until it is covered. So simple. I did two different types of white ones. The one on top is 1.5 inch circles cut and then folded into quarters and pinned into the foam ball. Really easy but it just takes time for all the cutting. The ball that is on the bottom is made with  1.5 inch circles that are cut in half. I then wrapped them to look like a cone and hot glued them to the foam ball - warning, dangerous! I only burned my finger once, thank goodness, but joke it is **hot** glue!!

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