Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sneak Peek: Flowers

I've been busy as usual... With a lot of work to catch up on, my baby and i getting sick... But with some fun stuff too! And they involve flowers!




Stay tuned for full posts on this... Soon! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

No-Sew Tutu Dress

Here's a Tutu Dress I created a while back for my daughter's photoshoot.


 
 


Materials:
- 3 yards dark pink soft tulle
- 1 yard 1-inch wide ribbon
- 1 baby headband
- scissors
- glue gun
- glue stick

Instructions:
1. Cut the tulle in 20 inches by 6 inches (length x width) strips.
2. Tie each strip of tulle around the hols in the baby headband.
3. Cut 2 8-inch strips of  the ribbon.
4. Attach each white ribbon strip into the back of the baby headband.

For a more illustrative tutorial, which also serves as my reference, you may view video here.

And that's it! :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

DIY Jollibee Party

I know I said the next post was gonna be on Pompom Tree, but I decided to just post photos of the things I created myself for Dana's first birthday party at Jollibee. :)

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
 
 
5. Gallery
  • 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? :)

Baby Girl Invitation: Dana's First Birthday

I am so happy, I finally get to post my DIY stuff for my daughter's first birthday party.

And to start my series of posts.... The Invitations!

I originally wanted to create an explosion box for Dana's invites, but since I didn't have the luxury of time, I had to resort to something simpler.

I then decided I was gonna make circle invites but since Memory Lane Store didn't have the cutter I intended to use, I had to resort to Sizzix Decorative 3 dies.

I thank God everything turned out beautifully.

Here's how I created the invitations in simple steps:

1. Layout the invitations digitally then print in white cardstock.

2. Run the printout with Sizzix 3 different sized Decorative #3 dies to cutout the pages of the invitation.

3. Use an eyelet punch to punch through the center of each page. Then use the eyelet setter to place the eyelet in.

And here's what you get:







Next post will be on the Pompom tree. :)