Tag: Crafting

Make a Balloon Wall With Me! 

Beauty, DIY, Lifestyle May 25, 2017

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So number one, today is my birthday!!! Yay, throw some glitter in the air!!!!  Every bday I attempt to do some adorable DIY and this year is kinda my favorite.  I mean look at this pink and floral goodness!

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I started with an inordinate amount of balloons (light pink, pearl pink, white, and clear),  glitter, confetti, a handmade paper cone (for putting glitter and confetti in the balloons), string, and a manual balloon pump.

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I blew up all the balloons in different sizes and added glitter and confetti to the clear ones.  Then I tied a string to something static, I choose my drawer knob and began tying balloons to the string.  I spaced each balloon about four inches apart with a total length of 7 feet of string.  I made a total of 5 strings.  Then I taped them to the wall, by the string, adding tape to any area of string that I felt needed to be secured.

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I flattened the balloons against the wall and occasionally taped one of them down too.  Well, there were a few bald spots so I added a few free-floating balloons with a tiny roll of tape-sometimes more than one.

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The wall didn’t feel complete so I added some silver dollar eucalyptus, lemon leaves, ranunculus, and silk peonies.  At first, I tied strings around the ends of branches and tied them to other strings in the greater structure.  This became exhausting so I literally started taping them directly to the wall or to balloons themselves.

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This is what I ended up with, stinking cute.  I placed a pink backdrop below my creation in preparation for my shoot.

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Then just get cute and shoot!

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If anyone makes a balloon wall I simply MUST see!!! Happy crafting my lovelies.

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Have a Metallic Easter

DIY, Lifestyle, Photography March 26, 2016

   
So, my wedding was last week!  I can’t wait to post those pix but for now we’ll have to settle for the cutest holiday of the year…EASTER!!!!!  Easter is all about the sacrifices of our Lord and Savior or just an obsession with eggs, bunnies, and chocolate. Well, for me it’s all about creating something obnoxiously adorable…hence, metallic Easter eggs. 

Gather the usual suspects, metallic spray paints (Rose gold, silver, and gold) and some copper nail polish. I chose Penny Talks by Essie.     
Let’s start with our perfect little marble eggs. Get a cup and fill it with lukewarm water. This is important, if the water is too cold the nail polish will sink to the bottom of the cup rather than float on the top. We need the nail polish to float. 


Add your nail polish. I make a little squiggle so a pretty pattern emerges.    

 Here we go!!! 
   
Dip the egg and roll it around a little. That’s it…let it dry, it back, and feel like an artist! 


Take the rest of your eggs to a well ventalated area, nobody wants to loose brain cells, and spray away! I only did one layer per egg but had to allow each side to dry before flipping the egg and spraying the other side. 
  
This is what I ended up with and I’m very pleased. Gilded eggs for Easter!!!!!  

  
Yay!!!! 
     

 

Raspberry Love 

Food February 22, 2016

 

I wanted to make my sweetie a little something sweet for Vday. But I didn’t have a ton of time and my oven was really not my biggest fan so two tries later we had something to be proud of. Here’s how I made a delish raspberry reduction for a French vanilla cake. 

   

What you’ll need: 

1 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 

1 tablespoon cornstarch 

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 

1/4 cup sugar 

Prep: 

It’s really simple. Put all of this is a medium sauce pan, heat it up, and stir. When it starts to look a little like jelly you’ll know you’re done. 

 

I honestly didn’t make this cake from scratch. I bought a French Vanilla box cake and called it a day. But it was delish.   

 

I finished it off with a raspberry reduction heart. It was pretty easy I just put a cookie cutter on top and used it as a stencil. Happy baking!!! 

  

DIY Invites 

DIY, Lifestyle June 8, 2015

In my almost daily wedding journey I’ve ben lamenting over all of the events I have-yes have-to plan and all of the expensive invites we will be buying.  I mean this is engagement party 2, there are bridal showers and teas to come.  Well, then I figured out how to print my little invite creations on some pretty heavy stock paper in my little ol’ printer.

First I grabbed my water color paper, I choose this because I knew I’d be painting it later and I loved the texture.  Then I slid it into the feeding tray, one sheet at a time, in the back of my printer instead of the normal tray.  This is the key to printing on the good stuff.  Next, I got my favorite flat water color brush and some pink pigment and painted the top of the invites.  Some of my personal info has been removed from the cards.  I love you guys but I get nervous LOL.  

 

Next use a paper cutter to cut out the invites…make sure you cut inside the black outlines.  Nobody wants to see that!

 

Then I cut out another rectangle slightly larger than the invite and spray glued them together.  Finally, I grabbed a gold pigment marker and colored the edge.

This is the final product!!! I hope this can help and inspire someone!!!
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