August 31, 2012

Adorable Adornments

Our church hosted a women's fellowship last spring called Grace Filled Expressions.  his was an opportunity for women to choose a class they wanted to go to in another woman's home and spend time learning a few tips on that topic.  Some of the classes included Gardening, Jewelry Making, Fitness, Sewing, Vegan Cooking, Coffee Roasting, Photography, and several other amazing ones I can't remember off the top of my head right now.

My self and another lady were paired to do Cake Decorating and Decorating your Home for the Holidays.  My portion of the lesson was called Adorable Adornments.  I spoke about how to choose a style and theme that fits your personality and we looked at various ideas for traditional holidays and celebrations throughout the entire year (not just Thanksgiving and Christmas).  We focused in on homemade decorations and inexpensive do-it-yourself projects (many found on Pinterest). To top off the fun, we shared some ways to incorporate a family traditions into holidays.

Because this event was held late spring we choose to make and use examples focused around the Fourth of July!  Here are a few pictures of the things we put together and made!

Two very simple paper wreaths.  We have two front doors with a wrap around porch and we left these up all summer since the Olympics were taking place.

Cookout table decorations.  Blue tablecloth, red napkins, different color cutlery tied with a ribbon and resting on the paper plate.  Add a star to the star and if you need a centerpiece or two throw some tissue paper in a clean vegetable can that you've decorated with scrapbook paper.  Easy peasy!

For a more elegant table setting use red chargers and candles to add a little pop of color.  Make the place cards our of blue and you're set to go.  I added a white paper rose to the place cards just because they were fun to make.

 This table was decorated in a very whimsical style.  We have a homemade center piece, napkin rings, and coasters but the most fun part was making the confetti rocket!

Here are a few family friendly items I gave directions on that we could make with our kids, including a scrapbook paper star wreath, pinwheels, and a windsock.

 We also painted bricks and made luminaries (just in case you're looking for a few outdoor decorations).

Finally, what's a holiday without some sort of yummy goodness.  We made a fruit pizza in the shape of a flag and then had our cake decorating lesson.  So much fun!!!


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