Friday, August 17, 2012

Birthday Teaser

I have to apologize again for my huge lack of posts lately. We are now 2 weeks away from my son's 1st birthday bash and I am still trying to wrap things up and completely clean the house at the same time. Through our adventures in cleaning and re-organizing we have come to terms with the fact that I definitely need a dedicated work room. I still love my awesome sewing station in the living room . . . I love that I can be working but still spending time with the family, but we need a spot for me to have my fabric stash better laid out with an ironing station and cutting table. And who knows, maybe one of these thrifting trips will bring a dress form my way! But that will be a project for after the party is over and I have spent a week relaxing! Haha.

In the meantime, I have completely lost all the free time I was using on re-purposing . . . which is okay . . . the weather is improving so I am sure I will be able to spend plenty of time outside painting and re-purposing this fall (I plan on tackling our mismatched hand me down bedroom set).

Since I don't have any new project tutorials to show you I will give you a taste of our Sesame Street birthday bash. I will have plenty of tutorials to share after the party.

Adhesive vinyl is now my new best friend! So easy . . . just cut out the shapes and stick to anything. 

As I mentioned, this party is being done the thrifty way. The bubble bottles were bought at the dollar store, 3 bottles to a pack! I found all of the adhesive vinyl I needed on ebay!

The buckets were found at Michaels on clearance for 50 cents a piece! Once again, I just cut out the vinyl shapes. I then used alphabet stickers to personalize the buckets for each kid. These will hold all the goodies that the kids will take home with them after the party. 

I also did 4 red buckets as Elmo but haven't taken pictures yet. I will be using those to play "Elmo buckets", my version of Bozo buckets.

I will be sharing some more photos of everything set up at the party! For now, I have some work to do and I will be finishing a pinata tonight. But I promise a fall season full of great tutorials and home makeover projects! 

Hope everyone is busy out enjoying these last few weeks of Summer! 

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  1. Hey Danielle - Just stopping by to thank you for your sweet comment over at Heaven's Walk tonight! I hope you have a great time making some French Flower Pots! Warning....! This technique is addicting! lol! Oh, and just be sure to use Outdoor Mod Podge, and seal them with a waterproofing sealer (inside and outside the pot) if you're going to plant any flowers in them!

    xoxo laurie

  2. Thank you so much, Laurie! Your blog is beautiful . . . I am already looking forward to your next post! :)