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!
Still hard at work on the Diamonds and Damask engagement party. This time...FAVORS!
And, what else but RING POPS? I mean, it's all about the ring right?
I had the toughest time coming up with packaging for a ring-pop because they are super bulky. So, I printed out several free favor box templates that I found online and finally found that a pillow box was the perfect fit. I used paint.net to make a whole page of damask print, then printed 30 pages of it off onto card stock and then flipped the paper over and printed the template on the other side.
And, there you have it...DIY pillow boxes for favors.
I wrapped each one in red ribbon to coordinate with the theme and then made custom tags for them with paint.net, printed them off and punched them with a scallop punch.
In other news, I have a Martha Stewart: Dreamers Into Doers page, as of today!
I've been happily working on more projects for my Diamonds and Damask party next month. I spent a very exciting Friday night making these cupcake toppers. The bride is having candy apple red as her color for the wedding, and of course, this coordinates perfectly with damask, so I wanted to bring in some red into the cupcake display particularly. I am working on that as well. I am using two different sized hat-boxes and some red ribbon to design my own custom cupcake stand. It's going to be adorable.
These toppers are available in my Etsy shop assembled, or as printables. Check it out!
And yes, I did just happen to have cannoli in my house.
This weekend, I am off to the Big Apple to visit my baby sister! She is living the dream in NYC.
Ever since we were kids, her favorite movie was "Mannequin" and now she actually doing that exact job (without the talking mannequins of course)! She is a visual merchandise manager at the brand-spanking new Forever 21 in Times Square. So yes, be jealous....all she does all day is dress mannequins. It's like she gets paid to play with life-sized Barbies all day!
I have a small collection of vintage ones from both my grandmothers and I use them daily because it seems that I cannot cook without wearing half of the food. In fact, when my Nana died last year, one of the things that I wanted was her emerald green organza apron. LOVE.
See, I've got a June Cleaver streak and these aprons would suit that just fine!
I mean, who doesn't want to look cute while preparing for your next party?
Etsy has a serious selection of handmade vintage-inspired aprons...all of which are calling my name.
This is my hubby's BFF Kyle, and his lovely new bride Stephanie. We were in Nashville for the weekend for their wedding!
But, I have also been busy with projects.
I wanted to do a ribbon wreath for the Diamonds and Damask engagement party, but I wanted it to be a little different than your standard ribbon wreath. So, I bought the wider, wired ribbon (say that 3 times fast).
This damask and zebra ribbon was 50% off at Hobby Lobby and you know I snatched it up!
It only took two rolls of ribbon and a wreath form.