As you may have noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with paper flowers. While I love real flowers, they aren’t always practical as they are prone to wilting and can be expensive.
Even potted orchids, which are among my favorite house plants, eventually fade. A couple of years ago when a bloom fell off one of my orchids I used the fallen blossom to create a template to make coffee filter orchids.
Today’s project uses that same template, but replaces the coffee filters with double sided crepe paper.
I realized that I never finished my book themed baby shower posts. Better late than never right?
To go along with the alphabet banners and bookmarks that I blogged about here and here, I also made some flowers using paint chips and dictionary pages.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. On Friday, I flew to New York to co-host two good friends’ baby shower. I am so excited for them and had so much fun celebrating with them. I had enthusiastically volunteered to make the decorations for the shower and now that it is over I wanted to share some pictures of the decorations with you.
I found some cute napkins and trays at Target, and decided to use the colors in the napkins (blues and yellow-greens) as the colors for the shower. Continue reading
I was very excited to pick up this month’s Martha Stewart Living and see an article, “A Cake Takes Shape,” on using sheet cakes to make animal shaped cakes. A couple of months ago Jaime and I did something similar to make a hot air balloon cake for a baby shower.
I was tasked with making a hot-air balloon themed cake for a friend’s baby shower, a task that I delightfully accepted and then promptly roped my husband into. I didn’t want to have to buy new pans for the cake, after all I didn’t see myself making many hot-air balloon themed cakes, so I made do with two basic 9” round pans and a 9 x 13” sheet pan. We had quite a bit of extra cake that we didn’t need for the balloon, that we happily ate. You could probably make this with three 9″ rounds.