Wednesday, November 23, 2011

free thankful printable banner...

here is a free printable banner for thanksgiving or any other time you want to put it out and remember to be thankful!
just save it, print it, cut it out and put it on some bakers twine or ribbon! then hang it up on thursday, and if you want to get a little more crafty, add some glitter or ruffled crepe paper, maybe even some burlap flowers!
hope you enjoy your thanksgiving with your family and remember to be thankful!

subway art...

something i have been playing with, and this is my 1st one

Saturday, November 5, 2011

lucy's paper doll party part 2

so lucy's party went well and she had a totally fun time! her party had a ton of diy stuff i did. i thought paper dolls would be a hard theme to get stuff to match but i ended up with quite a few things to really make it personal and special!

i wanted a vintage feel to the paper doll party, so i searched paper dolls online and found a cute one that i think was from the 50's. i save the picture of it and then in photoshop erased the dolls head and turned it into my daughter lucy! i LOVE how it came out. so the invites, pin the sweater on lucy doll, and the favor were all made from that paper doll. for the favor though i made each of the little girl guests her own paper doll. so i put their heads on the doll, printed them on magnetic paper cut them out and bought vintage serving trays from the thrift stores to put the magnet paper dolls on. the girls liked them, but i think the moms played with them more than the daughters!

i also bought the snap bracelets from my childhood, they were not so pretty though, so i made covers and flowers for them...and we had some slinkies, old fashioned candies, and i also found little doll necklaces at forever 21. so i covered their packaging with some paper and wrote out each girls name like lucy you're a doll on it. i made wreath for the front door of the party location,i love how it looked! wrapped seam binding ribbon around it some tulle and put a cut out of the paper doll i used through out the party.

oh my goodness, there is a lot i did for this party, but what else is new, haha. i also had drawn, cut out and painted a paper doll dress and bow for the girls to hold in front of them for a picture, i made some cute party noisemakers with some icky looking ones from walmart, transformed into cute girly ones, so easy and cheap! made the garlands from cut out paperdolls printed from the internet and doilies., also used the same paper doll dresses for the cupcake picks.

all i all it was a good party! if anyone has any questions on how to do any of the stuff leave a comment and i can try my best at a tutorial!