Saturday, August 14, 2010

Welcome SNR Magazine Readers!

So glad you could drop by! I'm a happy staffer of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine for sure!!
As the header of my blog suggests, I am a card maker, but I do dabble in other crafty areas from time to time. So I'm going to share a different kind of project...
My youngest daughter recently celebrated her 4th birthday, and I decided to make all the party favors for the girls. I realized I had everything I needed, except for some cheap plastic headbands. I have more ribbon than a person should, so I put it to some good use.
A little hot glue is all it takes to attach the ribbon and some decorative blossoms. Here are my favorite ones:

The crocheted flowers came from my MIL who whipped up a bunch of these in several colors for me - I'm totally spoiled!! I had a big container of white blossoms that I glittered, sponged on and/or colored with my Copics. This was so much fun and I was able to make about 3 in an hour. I also made hair clips using some plain metal clips, ribbon, buttons, blossoms, etc.
Here's a look at a few of them:

I used hot glue to attach the bow to the clip and then popped a felt flower on the inside to better attach it (plus it's just prettier that way):

For the packaging, I found some plastic bags at the craft store, and I cut out some giant labels on my Cricut out of decorative paper and then folded them in half. I stapled the labels around the plastic and the favors were complete:

Honestly, these were not at all hard to make and helped me use up some things in my stash.

This was also my first attempt at making homemade cupcakes. And not from a box! A good friend came over and helped me decorate the cupcakes. Here's a close-up of one:

If you're thinking the theme was Princess and the Frog, you are correct! It was hard to find P&F stuff at the store, but we did find plates and napkins, and one mylar ballon with Tiana on it.

Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy browsing the most recent edition of the magazine -- it's loaded with eye candy and ideas to keep you busy until the next edition comes out...


li-bee-ti said...

Pam, this an awesome project!!!
I love it very much.
I have only boys, but I promised 3 little girls, my friend's daughters, to make them lovely headbands, and I plan to use some of my crochet flowers.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Margie H said...

Wonderful idea, Pam!
I too only have boys...oh, wait! I have a niece...hmmm....LOL! xo

Teena in Toronto said...

They are so cute!

Happy blogoversary :)

CAR said...

They are even more beautiful in person. And I can attest to the fact that the little girls LOVED all these special items.

Sandra said...

You are my kind of girl!! How cute is this! Love it. I'm always thinking of making something for my girls. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra ;-)

Jessie said...

The hairbands are beautiful, the girls must have loved them! The cupcake looks really yummy too :)

Lisa Mala6 said...

Love the hairbands. What a great color selection. I crochet flowers too so I'll have to try this for my daughter. Great ideas and I'm a follower now. Your cards are terrific!!!! :)


pamala said...

So very cute! Your cupcakes look delish too, hope the party was a blast!

Gloria Stengel said...

Look at you! Adorable. I miss dd being 4. She's great at almost 15, but...she won't wear the cute stuff I pick out any more! hee hee

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such cute hair bands and cake...have a fabulous day!

enjoy *~*

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