Sunday, July 25, 2010

I Can't Stop Myself!

Still hard at work on DIY projects!
It seems I just can't stop myself from making things these days. I admit it, I have problems.
First up, a DIY cupcake stand.

I used two different sized hat boxes from Hobby Lobby to create this cupcake stand, which will be the centerpiece of my dessert display for the Diamonds and Damask party.
In the middle is a simple cylindrical vase that I filled with "diamonds," also found at Hobby Lobby. This picture doesn't do the stand justice--it is really big. I can't wait to see it filled with cupcakes and the cute toppers that I made!
Did anyone else see this brilliant tutorial on crepe paper roses and pomanders?  I don't even remember where I saw the link to these, but Danielle at Homespun with Heart is my new hero. Look at these gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous pomanders that she made out of crepe paper! Don't they look totally real?
She totally inspired me to do my own version for the party!  I wanted something besides the same old tissue poms and I think this is PERFECT!
It's totally time consuming, but utterly worth it! I've completed two large ones, and I am working on 3 smaller ones at the moment.
The black and white ones are made of zebra patterned crepe paper, which I just could not say no to!


  1. I totally love this stand! Beautiful poms..Do you just hang them from the ceiling?

  2. gorgeous! so excited to see how yours turned out! thanks so much for your note on my blog!

  3. ohh I can't wait to see this party! Everything so far is to die for!

  4. Cute! Wonderful inspiration - LOVE the crepe paper poms!

  5. I've really been wanting to try those crepe paper poms...yours look great! love how the black and white looks!

  6. That cake stand is AMAZING! I am so impressed.

  7. Love it. Those pomanders are fantastic. I saw some damask duct tape at Target the other day and thought of your posts!



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