Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Let me start by saying this project is very very time consumming. It took me about 3 days. Probably 8-10 hours total. I did however have to take seceral breaks because of the before mentioned neck injury. You could probably do it in one days time.
Things you'll need:
2 yards of red fabric or which ever color you prefer.
2 yards of burlap so 4 yards of material total. I have also seen these made all one color and that looks great too.
Lots and lots of glue sticks. I probably used 10 or more.
Dollar store felt tree skirt for the base
I started out by cutting all my fabric into 4 inch wide strips. The red fabric I cut just a smidge wider to allow for a very small hem which I did on my seeing machine. I only hemmed the edge that would show. For the burlap, not going to sugar coat it, it was messy! I tried to zigzag around the edges to keep it from unraveling but it was just too thick. Then I had a stroke of genius and decided to use fabric glue around the edge that would show. Once that was done I laid down my dollar store tree skirt upside down and plugged in my glue stick.
Then I carefully hot glued and overlapped each of my layers all the way around the circle.
As I finished each row, I alternated burlap and red fabric. When I got to the center I made a very small ribbon from the red fabric abd glued that around the center to give it a finished look.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Like all 7 year olds, our son Matty loves anything that has to do with video games and in this house full of boys, Angry Birds is a favorite! Planning this party was so fun! I hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed planning this special day!
You know I am always happy when I can reuse decor from other parties and this wreath happens to be one of my favorites! I have used it several times since first making it for our Dr. Seuss Party. The tutorial for making can be found here: Ribbon Wreath tutorial
The snacks: Pretzels aka Twigs
TNT Brownies with little white fondant rectangles. I used food writer markers to write TNT on them.
Birds nests. I made these before for our owl party. Always a big hit and so easy to make!
Sugar cookie piggies. The snouts are made with green Wilton melts!
I am super proud of these marshmallow pops! I used a rolled out starburst to cut out the beaks.
Piggy Punch was just pineapple juice and sprite.
Our backyard before the guests arrived
And of course the piece de resistance... a full sized Angry Birds game!! I will have the tutorial for how to build the slingshot soon! Basically it's made of PVC pipe that we spray painted brown.
The birds are balls that I painted the faces on. I made some ball piggies too.
Our new favorite party thing is a photo booth. The pictures we get are always my favorite!
Favors were easy. I just bought a ton of these Angry Birds candy boxes at Walmart.
I used Matty's stuffed birds around for decorations.
I found this pinata at Target.
I had planned on making cupcakes but then I saw this cake at Sam's club and it was perfect!
All in all the day was amazing! I wish it hadn't been so hot but we still had a ton of fun!