Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Luau: lanterns

As promised here is a tutorial on luau decor !! 
Things you will need : 
- colored paper
- scissors
- baby food jar with wire wrapped around it .
- children to do the cutting ( not pictured)

I'm a hair dresser you would think I love cutting ... Not so much . So I folded a colored piece of 8.5 x 11 paper and cut 5   3-4 in slits. With another color I had the kiddos cut petal shaped pieces to make flowers . 
I then stapled the top and bottom together with the jar inside. I used a small piece of tape to keep the wire in place so the jar would be right in the middle of the lantern . 
I attached the flowers and ta-daaa!!!

I will have flame less candles to put in them and they will be on our mulberry tree !! I promise I will take pics Sunday!! Hope you like!! 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday inspiration

My husband and I are throwing a small get together for his grandmas birthday next Sunday. Naturally I had to pick a theme! I chose luau ! The super hot weather here is great for a luau and an excuse to use our mysters!  So I have scrolled Pinterest and my craft closet to find fun and inexpensive ideas. The kids and I will be making stuff all week. Decorations, games, and food. This will be at least a 3 part series. 
Hope you enjoy !! 

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Romantic item(s) of the week.

I have made so many beautiful hair creations in the last few years. I enjoy sitting down with a cup of tea, a bag full of gems, and an armful of silk flowers to make beautiful hair accents. When I first started it was just to make them for me. Then people started asking about them so I opened my etsy store. With back to school right around the corner more orders are coming in and I couldn't be happier!!  I have a few stocked up but it's time to make a flower run!! Here are a few and some other fun creations I'm hiding . 
(Above: a crochet collar. ) 
(Above: silk hair flower clips)
(Above: crochet flower hair clips)

I love hair accents as they can make your face shine even if your not feeling well or it's too hot for anything other than a pony tail. (Link to my Etsy store is in the side bar -->)

Time to get back to work but I thought you might like a sneak peek in to what will be in the store!! I will be having a bank to school sale soon, stay tuned!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Back on track .

I am so excited to get back to where I was 4 months ago! Life can get crazy with kids at home and I have been slacking!! Tomorrow is a new day and I'm going to take advantage ! I have challenges lined up and lots of great ideas going through my head! I will be getting back on a regular posting schedule and I am stoked!! Hope you will stick around for the fun !!