14 November 2012

Make do and mend: snowflake table confetti.

Now, I know you can buy this kind of stuff, but I thought I'd use materials that I already had and spent a lovely evening in front of Kirstie's Vintage Home pressing out a load of silver snowflakes.

I used a snowflake design hole punch and thin silver card to make these little shimmery cut outs - my thumbs hurt quite a bit now as I had to press down with both of my hands in order to punch them out. Using thinner, silver paper would have been a lot easier, but I wanted to work with what I already had - so card it was.

I'm going to use the snowflakes as table confetti and scatter them over a white tablecloth on the food table at Astrid's party. Simple, but pretty, don't you think?

Also, sorry - in hindsight, I should have used a white background in this picture, as I can see some of the snowflakes are a little hard to see against the grey. 

12 November 2012

The start of a winter wonderland.

This week I think it's fair to say that I'm getting my craft on! Astrid's birthday is coming up soon and I've begun to make decorations for her party. Torin's birthday is in May and therefore the parties we've had for him at our house have involved people sitting around indoors and outside. However, with a November birthday and blooming cold and wet weather, I think Astrid's parties are going to be somewhat different. So, I've decided to embrace the change of season and I'm throwing her a Winter Wonderland themed party (tastefully done though - you can take the old Woolworth's adverts out of your mind now!).

I'll show you what I've been up to over the next few days, but in the meantime, here are some of the images that I've used as inspiration:

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Hope you all had a good weekend!
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