Here is some inspiration for you to help you get through the week. Enjoy!
Have a great week!
This past weekend we celebrated my daughters 2nd birthday! The party was very low, since I knew it was going to be crazy with lots of little kiddos running around. But it wouldn’t be a kids party without balloons! My kids love balloons! So I had seen this fun idea on Pinterest of course and got busy creating my own version.
Well I first have to apologize for these pictures, because they did not turn out very good. I guess that’s the problem of doing things at night the lighting is awful. So hopefully you can at least see what I’m talking about, if not check out the tutorial on Design Mom she has great pictures, making it very easy.
First things first you will need to blow up all your balloons. I had not noticed how many she had used, but it was A LOT more than I had bought. I had 20 balloons.
Next you will thread a needle, with either thread or twine. Any size needle will work, I used a large needle making it easier to thread. You want to pass the needle through the tail of 3 balloons (in the other tutorial she used 4, but I didn’t have as many balloons so I only did sets of 3).
Once you have the needle passed through the tail of all 3 balloons, pull the balloons together and tie a knot in your thread and trim off the extra thread. Continue this process until you have used all your balloons and tied them in sets of 3. I had 6 sets of 3. When I do this again I would definitely used more balloons, but for this time, this would have to do.
Once you have all your sets of 3, again thread your needle. This time you will want to tie a knot at the end of your thread. Start by passing the needle through the center of the circle created by the tails of the 3 balloons and to secure the end, then pass the needle through one of the tails.
Now just contiue the process of stringing on each set of 3 balloons by passing the thread through the center of the circle created by the tails of each set of 3 balloons. They should all stack on top of each other.
Once you have all of your sets of 3 on your thread on the last set pass the thread through one of the tails, like you did at the beginning of the string to secure the end and finish with a knot. So now you should have a banner of balloons!
To hang mine, I strung a piece of tulle through the balloons. I didn’t attach it to the balloons at all, just strung in between the sets of 3 and used a few tacks to secure it to the wall. And that’s it. Hopefully that made sense. It’s really easy to make and the kids loved it. My daughter woke up with the balloons hung on her birthday and loved them!
Happy Monday! I know Monday’s are usually not fun, but If I haven’t already had my baby (I am writing this Sunday night), he will be coming tomorrow, so I am excited it’s Monday! I have been in full nest mode as you can imagine- I am currently 6 days past my due date and have had a lot of free time because I didn’t have anything scheduled last week. I figured I would have had him already
But, I have gotten a lot done! Baby’s room is so close to being done, can’t wait to share that with you! We love it!
I have a problem when it comes to getting things done, if I can’t get all of it done perfectly in the amount of time I have, I just don’t do it. I have been wanting to organize my jewelry since we moved into our new house 4 months ago, but haven’t gotten around to it. Well, I decided to just do it! It most likely won’t stay like this for long (I have other ideas) but it was nice to at least get it done.
I wanted to get some really cute hooks from Anthro to hang my necklaces, but our wall is cinderblock and I didn’t want to drill holes, so I just used the command hooks. They aren’t the cutest, but they will work for now.
I had also been wanting to make these earring frames with lace for a long time, but one of our awesome vendors Material Girls had them, so I bought them.
Have you ever set out to make a super cute project that is suposedly really easy only to fail massively? Well I have. Many times, but lucky me this time around I think I made a decent save. When I started this project it was with the intent of making this dip drip vase.
I gathered my supplies, a dollar store vase and some gold metallic glass paint, and dipped my vase. Only to find out that the paint that I used was too thick…..it didn’t drip at all, making the vase really ugly and undrippy. But have no fear I was not about to let this project completely fail. I did have to post about it after all. So in a last ditch effort to save it I pulled out my trusty round sponge and made a polka dot vase.
It’s hardly perfect, but it is fun, and considering the hot mess it was before I’d say it turned out looking pretty great.
We are on count down over here. Our little man is due tomorrow, so while we are waiting we are trying to get his room ready and organized. I saw this on Pinterest and knew it would be the perfect storage solution.
I haven’t decorated it yet, but here is how ours turned out.
Do you think we have enough diapers in there?! Ha!
I bought the peg board at Ace Hardware for $8 and a can of dark gray spray paint for $4. I had the baskets (they cost $35 for 3) and the hooks I believe were $3 for a box of 8.
So for $50 I have this great storage to help keep me organized! I am excited to get it decorated and the baby’s room finished so I can show you. Hopefully this week it will all be finished.
Here is a fun simple way to spice up cards, wrapping paper, and pretty much anything else you can get your hands on. A simple triangle stamp made from a pencil eraser.
All you will need is a few pencils, and exacto knife or box cutter and an ink pad.
I was going to mark the triangle on the eraser before I cut it, but the pen didn’t work very well. But since it is only three straight cuts I don’t think it is necesarry. Just make three cuts to create the triangle shape, it cuts real easy. It should look something like this:
Then all you have to do is stamp away.
You can make a cute little bunting design, or just triangles, whatever your fancy you can make it happen.
Today I have a little banner for you that I made for a friends baby shower. For the shower I of course found a little inspiration from Pinterest of course. I took my inpiriation picture and got busy creating my own version and of course with a little help from lovely sister, who is the ultimate party decorator, we came up with the perfect banner. First I gathered together my supplies . . .
I started by cutting the paper bag into the shape of pendant I wanted to use (whatever shape you decide is great, just make sure all the pieces are the same). I cut one and used it as a pattern to cut the rest. I made 12 pendants altogether (you definitely don’t need to do that many, but if you are going to write something on it, you would need to make sure you have enough, one for each letter). I then made a stencil of the sheet music by using the paper bag and then making the sheet music about a 1/4 of an inch smaller. Then traced and cut out all the pendants from the sheet music.
I did wad the paper bag pendants up and then straighten them out twice to give them a wrinkled look. Here’s where the sewing comes in. . . Once all the pieces were ready to go a layed the sheet music pendant on top of the paper bag pendant where I wanted it and then sewed on three sides of the pendant, leaving the top straight edge unsewn. I sewed a 1/4 of inch in on the banner, with green thread. For the theme of the shower we were going for browns and greens since that is to be the colors of the nursery.