You may recall that about a month ago, I hosted a Pink baby shower here at my home. One of the decorations I made for the shower were these fun pink glittery rosettes that we poked in the top of the cupcakes. I used pink crepe paper, silver glitter on the edges, silver glittered chipboard letters and pretty pink scrapbook paper to make them and then glued skewers onto the backs.
Well, I couldn't let them go to waste, as cute as they turned out! I used a pair of wire cutters and broke off the skewers. I did have to sand one down a smidge so it would be hidden but then I turned them into this:
This is a little giftie for the friend for whom we gave the shower. Her sweet baby's room is done in pink & brown so I used some fun patterned paper in those colors from my stash. I decorated the pennants with beautiful German pink foil dresden borders from here, and pink tissue fringe from here. I cut some pom-poms off of some pink pom-pom fringe that I think I received in a swap and hot glued those to the points. I used hot glue to attach the rosettes to the pennants and tied it all together with pretty satin ribbon that I received in another swap.
It was such fun to make, and really quite easy! The hardest part was the the rosettes, and those were already finished and out of the way. I used some scrap chipboard and just guessed on the size of triangle to make for the pennants. I've wanted to make a banner like this ever since I saw some at Silver Bella last November but there has always been another project in the way. I do hope the recipient likes it! Here are some closeups--click the photos to enlarge them.
One other little crafty project before I go:
These were little treats for the ladies I visit teach. I have been collecting the blue glass bottles--I am physically unable to pass them up, it seems--but I realized that I really do have too many right now. I found a recipe for "Seaside Brownie Mix" in one of my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and just layered it in the jars. I printed the instructions on sand-colored paper and cut them out with my giant scalloped circle punch, then tied them to the bottles with some twill tape. I wish I'd had a few sea shells to tie around the necks of the bottles but I was trying to use what I had. Hope the brownies are yummy!
And now, I have to go. I am leaving at some point today to drive 4 hours to visit my grandparents and I still haven't packed. And it's oh, almost 1 p.m. I've just had too much that I needed to get done today, plus for some stupid reason I am exhausted and have no energy so I'm finding it difficult to get motivated. But really--I need to GET MOVING! I will post the Cupcake Giveaway winner from the road but otherwise, I'll be back on Monday!