And as a bonus, I'm adding links to tutorials/inspirations which I used as reference to create certain items.
1. Pompom Tree + Button Pins
- I created 5 layouts for button pins and had them printed locally. These were placed on a glass jar which I adorned with a simple paper doily border.
- I then created a pompom tree using pink tulle, which I stuck with a balloon stick and planted on a small white vase to stand beside the button pins' jar.
- Pompom tutorial: How to Make Tulle Poms
2. Ruffle Tote Bags
- I sew strips of organza cloth into a ready-made tote bag to make ruffles.
- I then placed a strip of ribbon around the tote, above the sewn part of the ruffles.
- For the tote bag of the boys, I simply used a wider satid ribbon instead of ruffles.
- I then adorned the center with a "D" monogram.
- Inspiration: Ruffle Tote Bag tutorial
3. Photobooth (Printout) Layout
4. Dana's Party Dress
- Yes, I did her dress myself. :)
- I created a fusion of tutu and balloon dress in white.
- Then decorated the dress with a satin red rose to match her shoes.
- Reference: How to Make a Tulle Skirt
- One of hubby's officemate was gracious enough to gift Dana with a photo gallery, which I was really happy about because I really wanted to put up a small photo corner on Dana's birthday.
- I just surrounded the framed photos with paper pinwheels and monograms spelling out Dana's name.
- References: Pinwheel Tutorial, Martha Stewart Alphabet Molds
6. Paper Crowns
- I created simple crowns by punching one edge of a strip of cartonlina then attaching both ends with a stapler.
- This replaced the traditional party hat.
- Reference: Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch (Heart)
What do you think? :)