This weekend, we celebrated my daughter's first birthday. True to form, I went over the top and did much more than necessary. The sad truth is that I have no documentation for it. I took plenty of pictures, but when I got home there was nothing saved on my camera. Apparently, if your SD card is not in your Canon Rebel, the pictures aren't saved, even if they show up on the little screen after you take the picture. The other sad thing is that we threw away the decorations so there was no chance of recreating the lovely party. However, I do have pictures of some of the decorations separately. So, use your imagination. To start off with, here are the invitations:
Click on the picture below to download a pdf of the peacocks.
For a cute banner, I basically copied this one from Elizabeth Kay Design.
On a happier note. I am posting a tutorial on the most extravegant of the decorations. Namely, I made doily pom poms that were hung from the ceiling and small ones that were placed on the back of the table. Originally, I did a search for these and came across a few websites with tutorials. One of the websites provided instructions on how to dye the paper doilies. This was a disaster. The doilies fell apart as I pulled them out of the dye and the colors weren't very vibrant. So, I busted out my acrylic paints and went to town.
The next step was to create the pom poms. Again I found a website with instructions on how to make the pom poms, which was basically good, but they have you use brads to make the pom poms. The problem here is that the doilies would tear and make finishing the pom pom difficult. So, I modified the process and made use of my glue gun.
Hey there! I'm Kristin, aka Kit. Here you will find tutorials, patterns and recipes for all of the many things I love to do and make.