I saw this awesome ribbon backdrop thing. I also saw this what seems really easy balloon display thing. Don't even get me started on the gazillion things I found to do with wine bottles. Or all the food that still has me drooling. Or all the things I really wanted to do but just didn't have the supplies. And that was just for our party! There are too many things I wish I had the talent for but alas, I do not.
Back to the party DIY fun fun fun!
Here's my attempt at getting labels off of wine bottles. Which I intended to drill holes in and place pretty white lights in and have them be all faery twinkling lights and shit. Not quite.
|As you can see, a lot of bottles.|
|Lucky, we have a big tub. I soaked them in hot water with Dawn for 24 hours!|
|I got super happy because the first one came out perfect!|
|And the rest came out like this, even after I scrapped all that paper off with a razor.|
|This is what you do when plan A doesn't work. Wrap with hemp and off you go!|
|I just really liked this photo.|
After this was complete, we worked on the balloons. We didn't have the pretty colors that the original pin had. We only had really dark balloons. We blew up like 10 of them, tried to tape two of them, realized it was a fail, and gave the balloons to the little chicken. Who, by the way, was happy as a lark to have them.
We had to have something on the wall. You wouldn't think so but it's a big blank wall. It needed a decoration or a backdrop. And cue ribbons! The photo I have does not do it justice because it's taken at night with bad lighting. However, it looks freaking awesome!
|Looks great! And, we got to use the ribbon from the wedding/handfasting!|
|This is our wall in the kitchen/dinning area. Nice blank spot on the wall there.|
|A close up, I wanted you to see the dates and names.|
|Another purty one.|
Until next time... ~L