Howdy! and welcome to my little slice of heaven. Yeah, crafting is what keeps me going! I love the whole process. I'm not too sure my husband loves 'my process'. But, he doesn't have any household chores, so he doesn't get to vote. [wow, that sounds kinda mean.]
I belong to a Bunco group. If you don't know what that is, it is a group of 12 people [ladies in my group] who get together once a month to socialize and play a dice game. We, each take turns hosting [so everyone comes to your house] and the hostess makes dinner, and provides the 'prizes'. My turn to host is July 7th. So, I have already started making stuff, and getting stuff organized. I am also a theme party planner. [once my daughter's children are all in school (in about 3 years), we are going to start our own party planning service. It will be awesome!] I love themes for parties. I think it helps keep the party organized and focused. My theme this year, is 'vintage Paris hot air balloons'. Yep, that is a theme. Vintage, to help keep me focused as to the over-all look and feel of the decor. Paris, because who don't love romance, sparkle, and great food! Hot air balloons, to give the decor a little flair. It all works. I purchased my invites from Impressions Paperie @ Etsy, HERE.
here are the invites I purchased from Etsy:
I selected my invite first. That way I would have a more exact color scheme to go with, but you can always select the color theme first. This is how my prices went. I knew that I wanted hot air balloons, and I'm a super big fan of shabby chic, and I love mint and pink, so this is what I decided on. Super happy with my purchase.
Since my invite has dictated my exact color scheme, I can proceed on! So, I decorated some plain ugly letters to sit on the mantel: B, U, N, C, O. Here they are:
I purchased the letters from one of those big box stores. They were about $1.49 each. But, if you shop during a sale, you can get them for 30% off. Bargain! and since I plan ahead, I waited for them to go on sale. I used an opaque gold paint I had on hand (gold, because that is the accent color of the invites). A quick coat of paint while I was watching TV with my husband. And then, I grabbed some seam binding that went along with my color scheme (colors found in the invite). I matched various paper and fabric blossoms I already had on hand. And the final touch was to add a trio of various 'sparkle' pieces: flat back faux pearls, rhinestones, and enamel dots. I simply hot glued the multi-loop bows and blossoms on to the letters.
Thank you for stopping by. I'll share with you more of my Bunco items, soon. I have a great dinner planned, and the prizes are precious! Stay tuned!