On Monday's Facebook post I gave a slight nod to some mishaps that happened this past weekend during and before the parties at my house :| So before we get into tutorials and tips from the parties, let's have a little laugh at a couple of the tumbles I made . . .
First, a little setup: Y'all know I love my mason jars, so I of course used those along with a few Hydrangea stems and little votives to create a few floral arrangements I could use in different areas for the baby shower. I also re-purposed these for the party I hosted on Sunday. The two affected floral arrangements I'm about to describe were torched at different times - one for each party! So, I tumbled not once...but 2 times!! Sheesh ;)!!!
Tumble #1 on Saturday: I noticed a big ugly brown spot on the blue Hydrangea floral arrangement near the drink station and wondered why only one part was "dead" while the rest of the flower looked beautiful. I didn't think a thing of it and just moved the Hydrangea around to hide the "dead part" (wait for it .....)
Tumble #2 on Sunday: Before guests arrived, I noticed a burnt smell and couldn't figure out what it was. I sniffed my way over to the floral arrangement on the entry table and found a portion of the flower was smoldering atop my cute little votives. I blew it out, sprayed some Febreeze and then realized I had DONE THE EXACT SAME THING THE DAY BEFORE TO THE OTHER ARRANGEMENT, but didn't realize it. I guess the poor little flower was able to put its own flames out before I couldn't notice and I just thought it had a boo-boo area. The crazy thing is that I snapped this photo during Sunday's party and didn't even notice . . .
And now....on to the things that I (think) turned out well . . .
Tip: Use inexpensive wrapping paper for table runners to match your party decor. I got this yellow chevron wrapping paper at Home Good for $2.50!
Step 1: Download the paper above and cut into strips . . .
Step #2: Coat strips with a generous portion of Mod Modge (I use gloss) and begin layering the strips onto the letter in a staggered format . . .
Step #3 (optional): Wait for the letter to dry (I waited about 3 hours) and then apply a coat of super-gloss Mod Modge . . .
And that's it! A cute decoration you can prop on a table AND give as a gift!