March 28, 2010

Spring Shower

I made a flower lolly today for our table centerpiece. I'm going for a Spring Shower theme.
The crystals hanging over the flower make it look like it's raining.

A simple flower lolly can dress up any table! Give it a try!

March 25, 2010

Magical Chandelier

I just love how these magical little pom-poms look in my house! I so loooove the feeling I get when I walk into my kitchen! So magical! I think I'm going to make every color there is for every occasions. Now I'm ready for a dinner party. Bring it on!
Most likely you already have all the supplies. You won't believe that these are made from tissue paper! Yes tissue paper! Do not throw them away...
Well by now you know that I save everything!
The dangling things at the bottom are the crystals I got on clearance at Michael's awhile ago. They were in the jewelry section. I went today and couldn't find any more. So sad! If you see more please let me know. I am in love with them. They add that sophisticated spark to any projects.
Seriously don't they just scream magical spring???? If you make these pom-poms please share the pictures with me.
I also ripped out some old dictionary paper to use in this project as well.
Get the how-to here!

March 10, 2010

No Pastels Please!

Mister told me that he doesn't like Spring decoration because of the colors... PASTELS!
I guess pastels bunnies, eggs, flowers are just way too much for him. My brain was hurting trying to come up with something to decorate our house. I didn't want to spend a lot of money therefore I came up with this idea. I bought a book from the thrift store for like a buck. I think it turned out pretty cute! I did sneak in a few of the Spring colors but I don't think it screams pastels. Plus mister loves it which is a bonus! We are looking forward to Spring at our house!

This is how I constructed my wreath.

1. Cut a circular base using cardboard or anything sturdy.
2. Attach tulle or ribbon to the base. You want to do this now so the cones will cover it.
3. Cut pages out of your book.
4. Roll each page into a cone shape and hot glue to the circle base.
( I inked the edges of the paper - optional)
5. I have 3 rows of cones but you can have more or less it's up to you. It really depends on the size of your base. Leave some room in the center of the wreath for crumpled paper.
6. Crumple each page into a ball and hot glue to the center of the wreath
7. Decorate with buttons and butterflies (optional)

If you have any questions please email me or leave a comment with your email.