July 9, 2011

Decorative Boxes

 I finally had some time to hang out in my craftroom today and this is what I accomplished after I cleaned my table off (no small feat!)  I have had these black shiny boxes sitting around for quite some time, so I decided it was time to do something with them.  I added some decorative papers and some ribbons and a bit of glitter to make these.  


Below are the kinds of products I used.  They aren't exact, but you could make these using the stuff I've posted below. 

These are the type of boxes I used...

You could use this kind of chipboard alphabet for the numbers on the top.  I used raw ones as seen below...and covered them with glitter.

I couldn't find the polka-dot crepe paper that I used on box number two online, but any crepe paper will do!  Just fold it back and forth and attach the center of the circle with some hot glue!
I used a black yarn like this one around the edge of box number 3.  I also used satin ribbon folded back and forth and glued into a fan fold.

July 4, 2011

Flag Cake for Patriotic Holidays

I know I already posted today, but I thought you might like to see the INSIDE of the cake I posted about earlier.  I found the tutorial at Glorious Treats.  Be sure to stop by to see how it is assembled!  Very neat!

I hid the baking and assembling part from my boys.  They didn't see it until the white, whipped cream icing was on it.  Under the whipped cream icing, I made and Italian buttercream and layered and crumb coated with that.  Yum!  My red is a bit pink, but I love pink, so I didn't mind!

Happy 4th of July!

Are you hosting a barbeque?  Are you going to one?  We were going to have a party, but decided against it because we are heading to NY City tomorrow.  I can't wait!  I think we are going to focus on SoHo and TriBeca.  Any suggestions of places to go with two boys ages 8 and 10?

Anyway, I did decorate my table in my screened-in porch, so I'll share that with you.  I also made a cake with some decorating help from my little guys.  I love the way it turned out.  So homemade looking.  Sometimes it is nice to just get everyone's hands in there and make something that was "made by me".

Admittedly, the tablecloth is a bit much, but I thought it looked really kitchy and fun.  The pillows and napkin rings and the banner were made by me.  Most of the other place setting stuff was found either at a thrift or a dollar store.  Including the $3 tablecloth.  Love that!

Happy 4th! 
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