and many many more you can see on Facebook. I'm thrilled to have met Lenneke. She will be making a rather LARGE cake for a university gala I'm working on for next year. I can't wait!
Anyway, something I love just as much as cake art are cake JEWELS. Edible cake jewels.
See these? EDIBLE! Edible jewels to glam up your treats! Fancy Flours has them in all different colors and sizes. Perfect for a fancy sweet sixteen or princess party. Sex and the City cupcakes, etc. Diamond jewels for New Year's Eve! Endless possibilities! Check out all the beauties at Fancy Flours.
I've talked many times about backdrops. They are an easy way to tie in your colors and tie in your theme as well as cover up space that may not fit in. I mean, not everyone has a blank slate to transform for every event they throw, right?
Diane of the blog In My Own Style shows a super easy way to create wall art... or.... backdrops.
Made with canvas, mod podge and tissue paper! Yep, tissue paper.
A great idea for parties or making great artwork for any room of your home!
Sidenote: This is a wonderful inexpensive way to create holiday art. Make a few large pieces in holiday themes to change out throughout the year?
This post is dedicated to my Orlando friend, Jessica, who self admittedly, has been stalking my blog waiting to see what I did with these... remember these? The mystery is over! This one's for you, Jess!
I talked about these shoes in this post. and at the time I had plans to use them in a gift I was making for someone. Well, that gift ended up going in a different direction BUT here's another use for those shoes!
First, I'll say that those shoes were not my size. Not even close, so don't feel badly that I cut off the buckles. Second, as you'll notice, I found them at Goodwill and actually got the pair for $2.50. If you know anything about actual rhinestone buckles, you know that you can't get a pair of those for $2.50.
So here's what I ended up doing with one of them...
The urn was actually a Goodwill find as well. When I bought it, it was white and cracked and definitely worse for wear. Add a little black spray paint and it was brand new!
The beauty of buckles? You can run ribbon through them and add them as a decorative touch to anything.. presents, wedding bouquets, headbands, etc.
For this one, I ran a wide white satin ribbon through and secured it with hot glue. Now, for the purpose of this photo, I added a red paper pom on the top, but imagine this with a ball of red carnations or roses. Very striking!
Here is the buckle up close:
I love it! I wish I would've had them for my wedding several years ago which featured red, white and black as the colors. Or wouldn't this be nice at Christmas or Valentine's Day?
I think I may use the other buckle on a photo frame. Wouldn't that be nice?
Next time you're in Goodwill, don't pass up the shoes! You never know what you'll find that you can reuse into something fabulous!
One of the coolest things I've seen in party ware in a long time!
Modern Lola offers this adorable table and chairs set for children. Comes with 1 table and 6 chairs, all of which are prime for coloring. Made out of corrugated cardboard, it's super strong and totally recyclable.
They have 3 different types, the one above, one called Fish Life and this adorable set:
These are great for parties, play dates, etc. Would make a great kid's table at Thanksgiving or a wedding! That last one? Perfect for a super cute tea party!
One of my good friends recently got a divorce. And while the divorce was amicable and the process moved fairly quickly, and while my friend was relieved to close that chapter, she was still, understandably, going through the stages of grief.
She moved into her own place and tried to keep her mind off things by decorating and filling up her social life, etc.
One day, several of her friends (me included) received an email from her requesting we send inspirational cards and messages for a bulletin board that would go in her bedroom. This would serve as a visual pick me up that she could read in the times when the divorce seemed to be crushing down on her.
So we did. Below is what I sent. Just putting it here as an idea for someone that may be looking for an easy and fun idea to cheer up someone you care for.
I pulled out a spool of white satin ribbon, a set of Martha Stewart stamp pads and a set of mini alphabet stamps.
With each letter in a different color, I stamped this quote, letter by letter, onto the ribbon: "Love is the time and space where I give myself the right to be extraordinary."
After the ink dried, I rolled it back up onto the spool so that she could read the message as it unrolled.
I glued on a little note so she'd know this was my contribution for her board.