Mums, a Texas Time honored tradition. I have no idea why, but every year for homecoming high school girls wear mums and the boys wear garters. I had the opportunity to assemble one of these mums Thursday night. It's pretty simple because you buy the pieces at Micheal's and just glue it all together.
I cut ribbons various lengths (the girls like them long). Then just hot glued everything to the back.
We tied cow bells and beads to it and I curled up some ribbon too. People around town charge $55-$80 for these things!! I think mine turned out ok.
Cristina seemed to like it alright except she wasn't too happy with her date, Jared, who was supposed to buy/make it. Oh the high school drama!
I havent had time to do a lot of creative projects lately, so when it comes to wrapping presents recently I have unloaded some of that creative energy onto it!
Shannon's baby girl is due soon, so we had a shower to celebrate. I was in charge of wrapping the gift. I wrapped the box in aqua colored tissue paper and used aqua colored ribbon. I also made a tag that I stamped BABY on, because she hasnt decided on a baby name yet. (Is it going to be Payton??)
I found these really cute felt baby bottle and pacifier cut out shapes at the dollar store. They were attached to organza bags that I just cut off. Then I tied the shapes to to the ribbon. There was still some organza left on the shapes so I left it on there for added pretty stuff.
I think the stamped tag is the best part though!
I love my Martha Stewart alpha stamp set!! I use it for everything! I dont buy cards anymore, I just stamp tags!
The pictures dont really do it justice. It turned out really cute, if I do say so myself!
We dream about one day living in the historic district of Dallas on Swiss Avenue. Trying to turn that dream into a reality is going to take some time so for now we throw parties, buy antiques, and wait for that day to come!