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yarn and wire cupcake topper {diy}

October 26, 2013

Do you remember the Perfect Pair Party Inspiration I shared on Sunday?  One of the pretties I posted was a wire cake topper.  When planning out the details of the Perfect Pair baby shower some friends and I threw last weekend, I was certain that wire topper was going to be it for topping the treat selection…until I saw the Fall 2014 publication of Better Homes & Gardens “Make It Yourself”.  Here is a little sneak peek into the party and the fabulous toppers.

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No pun intended, but I love this twist on the wire cupcake topper.

The tutorial in the magazine is super easy.  Took no time at all!  I wrote out my words on card stock first.  Using 20 gage wire, I ‘traced’ the word, taping as I went along.  Bend, twist, tape, etc.

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Once all taped, I carefully removed the word and began to wrap with brown yarn.  I finished the edges with hot glue and attached wooden skewers.

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So cute and clever…thanks BHG!

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pretty pinwheels {diy}

March 24, 2013

Still willing the Spring weather to get here.  Inspired by sunny days, warm breezes, and frolics in green grass, I made some pretty pinwheels using more supplies sent to me from Party On!

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You only need three things:

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One-colorful brads

Two-colorful paper straws

Three-colorful, two-sided scrapbook paper cut at 5 or 4 inches (I did a little of both)

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1.  Draw lines from corner to corner on your scrapbook paper and cut on those lines, stopping about 1/2″ from the middle.

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2.  Poke holes through the paper , one on the left corner of each section, and in the middle where your lines intersect.

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3.  Push a brad through one corner, going outside to inside.

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4.  Turn another corner in and  push the brad through the hole (outside to inside).

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5.  Repeat with the third corner.

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6.  Repeat with the last corner.

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7.  Push the brad through the center hole.

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8.  Pinch the end of your straw and poke a hole through.

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9.  Push the brad from the pinwheel through both holes of the straw and open your brad.

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Admire your handiwork!

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I am thinking fun cake topper.  How else would you decorate with pinwheels?

Anne

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Ribbon Banners

March 4, 2013

A highlight to share from the lunch I hosted for some of my therapist friends this weekend…

Ribbon Banners.

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I did not (intentionally) make everything green for St. Patrick’s day in particular.  I did it just because.  But I will probably keep it up until/re-use it on St. Patrick’s Day.

Don’t be green with envy…you can make it too.  Although I don’t have pictures to show you, you’ll get the gist to create the same effect for any festivity.

1.  Get a length of string/ribbon/twine and secure it down to a surface at each end using tape.  This will make your project much easier.

2.  Cut your ribbons 2x the length you want it to hang (it will be folded in half over the string).  I ordered my ribbon from Hairbow Supplies, Etc.  Check it out…tons of ribbon lots, all different colors, patterns, sizes, oh my!  (You can add ribbon to one of my obsessions.)

3.  Fold the ribbon over the string/ribbon/twine, putting a little dab of hot glue in between the ribbon to secure it.

4.  Repeat.

Now that you got the hang of it and all your supplies are out, you might as well make a cake topper too.

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Happily inspiring your celebration,

Anne

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