Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Party Decorations!!!


I had originally wanted to make a woodland themed party for Avery...but then it took on a life of it's own, becoming flowers and springtime! I was ok with this...honestly, it was easier!

When she chose her plates and party napkins i knew that i should make some flowers. Thank goodness that the internet is there as an amazing resource, because even though people have been making tissue paper flowers forever, i had never tried so i needed a little tutorial help. The best one i found was good old Martha. She gave me the idea to round the ends of my accordion folds so that it was softer and prettier.

I made them in different colors and sizes so that i could hang them from the ceiling and have some variety. She loved them...and everyone that came thought they were very clever. plus they were way more fun than just using crepe paper streamers. my usual go to.

It is hard to get the full effect of them hanging in the pictures...but maybe you can put a little imagination behind it. :o) I don't want to be rid of them, so we are going to take them down and hang them in her room. I love things hanging from the ceiling in a kids room...makes it more interesting, don't you think?

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19 comments:

Colleen said...

They're so pretty! I'd definitely want to hang on to them as well. They'll look perfect in Avery's room!

Dee said...

These are so pretty and clever and makes me wish I had a girl just to make these with and for!

Happy Birthday again!

Beth said...

Those are so cute! We have to try those out this weekend. I like things hanging from kids' ceilings, too :)

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

cute as can be! sooo cheerful! I hopped over from Sew Much Ado and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

Kris said...

Those are fabulous! I wouldn't want to take them down either!

Julia said...

WOW cute!! I would hang them in my room if it weren't a under water theme:)

Grammie/Mom said...

Actually seeing them close up is so much better. I would make some to hang, but alas, no more little girls!

Jenn said...

How is this my first time here? I LOVE YOUR BLOG! It is amazing! I really like the simplicity, the beauty, the honesty...everything. Love, love love it.
And I'm glad to hear about other people who are drinking their spinach! My kids love those drinks.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I feel like I founda new friend (well, you know, a blogger friend)

leslie said...

so pretty!!

ivoryspring said...

SO pretty - you did a great job.

Nanci said...

I used to make giant tissue flowers and some out of crepe paper. I think the crepe flowers were better when done large.
So very very cute. Great photos too.

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

I LOVE those! Can't wait until I have another party to throw to try them out :) Thanks for the sweet comments on my tie tutorial!

Mary said...

So pretty and perfect for spring!

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T.J. said...

Yup- hanging is the way to go- especially with those gorgeous samples! I'm diggin' the alphabet letters in the background.

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Catherine Anne said...

I love them all~

saffiertje said...

iT'S SO AWESOEM, BUT TISSUE PAPER IS NOT THE SAME AS CREPE PAPER... WHAT KIND IS IT??? IS IT THE PAPER YOU CAN MAKE PAPER KITES WITH???
HOPE TO FIND OUT SOON BECAUSE I LOVE TO MAKE THESE FOR MY dd B'DAYPARTY!

love from the netherlands

MaryMary said...

What? You can make these without a kit?? I bought threeg of the kits when them. Great job and so cute!

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