Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do It Yourself Frames

I want to start this post out with this link, , I like this site and if you like to be creative on a budget you will too! 

For a do it yourself Frame (like the one in white) check out that link!
 Ok, so... I saw these cute frames at a craft store in Oklahoma while shopping with my awesome Auntie Shelly, I loved them!!! So Of course, I made my own!

What You Need:

-Go to your local T.J.Max or any store that has your favorite frames. I like the $5 ones at Hobby Lobby...
-While at Hobby Lobby pick up some fun ribbon.. I like the thicker ribbon. Similar to those in the pic.
- You will need a broach. The bigger the better! I have found cheap ones at Forever 21 or T.J.Max
-Floral wire
-Hot Glue

How To:

So the Bow part is simple. You don't have to tie it like a normal bow, because you don't need the loop to tie it in the middle.

I Make the two loops (that make the bow part) and leave 3 inches of ribbon on each side. ( a little extra so when you trim the ends you have extra in case of mistakes)
I secure the bow by pinching the bow in the middle and tying it with the floral wire. Then, I hot glue it to the frame. Lots of glue, and I even glue the ends of the ribbon to the frame. (if needed)
Last, you can pin the broach to the center OR glue with hot glue.

And there you have a cute new frame. Great for gifts!

How to Use at Your Event:

Use the frames to hold a menu of the food items being served. OR if it's a shower you are hosting, frame the invite, display where you like,  and give it as a gift to the guest of honor!

-Happy Creating!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Candy, Candy, Candy

Candy Themed Party's are all the rage right now. I loved some of the ideas in the story from none other than, Martha Stewart! This is for a Bridal Shower. They gave away these cute ring pops for favors! LOVE that! They also got creative and had a candy maker in Spain come up with some F-A-N-C-Y candy rings.. neat stuff!

Here is another picture I found.... this is full of great ideas!
I found this picture at this website:
It is also full of great ideas!!!!!
More Ideas for more fun creating!!!!

-The Paisley Way

Martha Does it Again!

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Martha Stewart!??? 
Check out these fun Do It Yourself projects! As soon as I do some and use them I will share pictures!

Happy Creating!


Here are a few Centerpieces that I had fun making! I will do a blog soon on making your own flower arrangments.

 This one is AMAZING!!!  It was so fun to create! I had help from a florist on the big one. I added the ribbon to vase to add some character to the centerpiece. Then My lovely cakes made a charming addition!

Check out the Today Show's video on creative Center Pieces! I think this is awesome. They are SUPER simple! I know you will love them. I can't wait to try the Jello one!