Thursday, October 27, 2016

DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas

Halloween is this weekend!  Lots of parties planned.
Sadly, I'm not hosting my annual party this year ): 

  Below are a few DIY photos I've sourced from the internet:

these were made with glow sticks!

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Photos:  from the internet

Thursday, October 13, 2016

DIY Greeting Cards


"Happy Hour Crafting" is my business.  At my craft parties, I teach adults how to make fun and amazing simple "make and take" craft projects!  I call it an evening/afternoon of creating - meeting - eating - drinking!

My longtime friend, Ms. Cavitte, hosted a "HHC", party for me over the past weekend, for her family and friends.  I created three craft stations for the party.  One of the craft stations was greeting cards.

Using new card stock, and recycled holiday cards, ribbons, trims and stick-on's, Ms. Cavitte's guests enjoyed the process of creating new personalized greeting cards! (not to mention enjoying the meeting - eating - drinking!)

Below are a few photos:     

                                                           Ms. Cavitte

Thank you Ms.Cavitte!

photos by: eve

Thursday, October 6, 2016

DIY - Baby Girl Shower

We put together a last minute baby shower for a relative, just  before we went on a scheduled vacation!

In my haste, most of my pictures are during or after the baby shower.  Sooo... imagination required!  But, I think there are some good ideas you can use for your next shower.  Below are a few photos:


I love tulle table skirts for a baby girl's shower.  It's so princess like!  I gathered the double layered tulle, (don't tell anybody, but I pinned the tulle to the table cloth) I felt so unprofessional.  But my daughter convinced me in no uncertain words to keep it moving!!!  

The desert table "welcome banner" was made by cutting assorted paper triangles and pasting store brought letter on them to spell out "welcome" ....  

This polka-dot flower pot was filled with pink shredded paper and pink candy lollipops.

We filled pink mason jars with baby's breath flowers (one of the cheapest flowers available).  And tied around the mouth of the jar a pink tulle bow, cute!

I like to keep food, desert and drinks in separate area.  It keeps your guests from forming long lines, and allows them to circulate.

The breakfast room was set up as the beverage room and bar.   Paper pom poms were hung from the light fixture in pink and white.  Pink tulle was brought into the area, as an accent, with the pink tulle bows and the pink polka-dot table cloth.

The shower was over when these photos were taken :(

In the dining room I  hung clear, sparkly and rhinestone Christmas ornaments from the chandelier along with pink and white paper pom poms.  A pink and white polka-dot table runner was cut to tie-in with the desert table, beverage station and food table.

So... can you look past all the half eaten food and find inspiration for your baby girl shower decorations?  I hope so!


Photos by:  eve