Friday, August 31, 2012

Grey and Yellow Party

I have an enormous family. We all love to spend time with one another. Every few months we all get together and celebrate the birthdays that have happened in the past few months. It is fun to see how everyone is growing up and to fellowship with one another. This month it was our turn to host the party. I love parties!!! It was my mom's idea to have a cute yellow and gray theme. So my mom and I went to work creating the  decorations. 

We went to Walmart because, sadly that is the only "fabric" store in out area. We searched the shelves and found some cute yellow and grey fabric that we thought would look cute on the tables.

We brought the fabric home and measured, cut, hemmed, and ironed all the centerpieces for the four tables. The centerpieces consisted of yellow striped table runners, with gray fabric in the center and grey pattered fabric on top. Cheery yellow and white flowers in clear mason jars tied with yellow ribbon finished of the beautiful centerpieces.

Bright yellow napkins and white tablecloths pulled everything together to make it super cute.

The party was super fun and we all had a good time catching up and thanking the Lord for the wonderful blessings He has given our family. 

I hope this post inspired you to not be afraid to make your own decorations if you can't find what you are looking for in the store. It isn't very hard if you use a little creativity and imagination!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wooden Letter Makeover

My mom gave me this beautiful wooden "H" for my birthday and I was so excited to decorate it and make it shabby. I am so happy with the way it turned out.

I started by painting the edges black and waiting for them to dry. You don't have to worry about the paint getting on the front because it won't show when you are finished. 

Next I took some Mod Podge and watered it down a little bit. Then I set it aside.

I took an old hymnal and pulled out a few pages and cut them up into tiny pieces. Using a paint brush I slathered a generous amount of Mod Podge onto my letter. Then I put the small pieces of hymnal paper on the part I had glued and quickly painted more Mod Podge over the top of the the paper. 

Overlapping lots of paper is the key. You shouldn't see any part of the wood once you are done.

Once the entire letter is covered set it aside dry. 

Now you have beautiful, simply shabby letter! :)

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions or comments please let me know!!!

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