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CAN BABIES

An Easy baby shower decorations on a budget.

(most of these decorations can be purchase at Dollar Tree)

You will need the following:

  • Clean six-ounce beverage can
  • Scrap of white paper
  • Spray primer
  • Color spray paint acrylic–your favorite color
  • Brass safety pins
  • Curly doll hair
  • Black permanent fine-point marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sand
  • Ribbon
  • Small tree branch-Michael or AC Moore usually has a kit
  • Baby receiving blanket
  • Baby Socks
  • Baby Brush

spray with primer and let dry

 

Spray can with primer let dry and then paint with your theme color

Use marker to draw eyes and eyelashes and glue curly hair on top of can

BABY BOTTLE FAVOR

  1. Spray toilet paper tube with adhesive with and wrap your favorite fabric to cover–make sure you wrap tight to prevent gap

  2. Tie ribbons into a bow and leave excess to tie on tree

TABLE TREE DECORATIONS

  1. Two liter plastic bottle add sand to bottle for weight and use baby sheet to cover the bottle-center soda bottle on the wrong side of receiving blanket, gathering blanket around neck of bottle , tie into a bow and secure. Pin a diaper pin into center  bow

  2. Tree branch can be painted or left plain

  3. Insert base of branch into bottle, pushing firmly into sand

  4. Decorate with with can ornaments, bottle favors, socks.  Use ribbon to attach each baby item to tree

 

POPS-SWEETS ON A STICK

ADD A SMILE TO ANY PARTY WITH A POPS

POP BASIC INGREDIENTS

SAY NO TO FORKS AND YES TO PARTY CAKE

ALL YOU NEEED ARE

  •   1 Box of cake mix prepared according to the pound cake recipe
  • 1/2 cup of creaming icing (your favorite)
  • 1 bag of 14 oz Candy melts
  • In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain.  Add icing and mix, form into a call and chill refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Dip sticks in Candy melts and insert cake balls and let set.

TAMARA BRIDAL SHOWER -TISSUE FLOWER

My co-worker daughter is getting married in June.   She is on a tight budget for the wedding and wanted something simple but elegant.

We decided on decorating with tissue paper  for the flowers.

One piece of tissue paper makes one flower. It’s easiest to make the flowers in multiples of three. Adjust what you need based on how many flowers you want to make.

You’ll Need:
12 Sheets of Tissue Paper (20″x26″ or 20″x30″)
12 Pipe Cleaners or other Flexible Wire
Scissors
A Vase

Optional:
Ribbon to decorate the Vase
Scotch Tape to attach the Ribbon to the Vase
A Ruler or Measuring Tape

* pic of steps

Place the tissue paper stack in front of you portrait style. Take the bottom edge and fold in over one inch. Then flip it over and fold it back on the other side. Continue folding your way up the paper one inch at a time.

When you are done folding your tissue paper stack should look like an accordion.

 

Fold that accordion in half and fold an inch and a half of a pipe cleaner around it. Then twist the pipe cleaner together to secure the flower to the stem.

Take two more pipe cleaners and attach them the same way, on each side, about 6-7 inches away from the center. The paper color at the top of the pipe cleaner will be your center color and the color at the base of the stem will be your bottom color. By placing the pipe cleaners in different directions you’ll get opposite color combinations for your flowers. If you position your pipe cleaners all in the same direction your flowers will all be identical.

Cut the paper into three equal sized pieces (about 6-7 inches long), the pipe cleaners should be in the center of each of the pieces. Adjust your pipe cleaners if necessary.

While holding your stem (pipe cleaner), gently open up the flower accordion and begin pulling the top layer straight up all the way around the flower. Be careful not to rip the delicate paper.  You usually can’t tell if it’s been ripped.

Separate the other two layers by pulling the middle layer straight up toward the top layer, while pulling the bottom layer straight down.

Finally, flip the flower upside down and gently run you fingers from the center stem to the edge applying gentle pressure, pressing the bottom layer down toward the middle layer.

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Tissue-Paper-Flowers

MASON JAR


Mason jars are the easiest way to just add fun, color and personality to anywhere in your home or to make that special occasion “very special.”

All you need are :

Mason jars

Rubbing alcohol

Paint brush

Paint–acrylic or chalk pain your favorite color

 

The rubbing is to thoroughly clean the jar.