Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Colorado Ladies Banquet
I am a bit over due for a post. Lots has happened in recent times so I slacked on this blog. Please forgive me. I was asked to decorate and coordinate a banquet for my local church organizations Ladies Conference Banquet. One thing was certain, we had to create something spectacular on a budget. I took on the challenge with excitement. I love the challenge of creating events on a budget.
First I had to come up with a theme.
"How lovely to be a Women"
I wanted to do something different than before. I REALLY wanted to do a Parisian theme...but time ran out so I didn't get to that idea.
So when in doubt...walk around Hobby Lobby. You will find whats on sale and it often turns into many ideas.
I decided on creating paper flowers. When I went to Hobby Lobby they had black and white paper flowers on sale for $.80. So I got everyone they had! Saved me many hours of making them! Yay.
Then I knew I needed vases. I was able to borrow some...but I had been collecting tons of bottles at my house ever since I saw some great ideas from Pinterest for them. So those became vases with a little bit of spray paint.
So from ideas from Pinterest, imagination, and Hobby Lobby here is what was created.
I knew I wanted drama on this back board. Drama to this Texan means big. I got newspaper and we created these Pinwheel Fans. LOVE THESE!
A few streamers to add something interesting.
Some tissue paper carnations.
The center piece place mats were made from 3 different wrapping paper rolls. Different size circles glued to form a centerpiece.
My lovely bottles and paper flowers!
Found these pots for $8 each on sale at Hobby Lobby.
The Red statue was $6 at Hobby Lobby.
The Huge red flower was 50% of at Hobby Lobby.
Cute polka dot flowers on sale at Michael's for $1.
Made some news paper flowers for the middle pot of flowers.
-The Paisley Way