Thursday, January 26, 2012

Buntings Make Me Happy


Here's a little one I whipped up for a very special tea party I'm hosting this weekend.

I'm hosting a Creativi-Tea!
I've invited several of my girlfriends over and asked them to bring what ever it is their working on, or something crafty, sew-y, stitchy that they'd like to try and we're going to have a tea party then we're going to get our craft on! A crafty~tea party, is there anything better? I'm really excited about the whole thing!


I made this paper bunting to hang on the porch and welcome the girls as they come to the door. I used my favorite die cutter, and paper from my stash, printed and colored some fancy letters, and mashed the whole thing together one evening last week. I think it's kinda cute!

I also whipped up some pretty jars to use as vases to add some simple flowers to the tables. I used my friend Pam's tutorial. Only difference is that these are vases, not lamps... but I used all the same steps. Super easy and great results, and as an added bonus they're completely free as all of these jars would have otherwise have gone into the recycle bin. I like to use what I have and these little beauties were mayo, pesto, jam and bruchetta, jars in their former lives :) I also already had the other three components, food coloring, Modge Podge and twine.

The color of the jars are actually quite a bit darker than represented in this photo, I'm usually not a big fan of blue, but I'm over the moon with these. I'll make sure to get some pictures with flowers in them (and of all the goings on!) this weekend.

Can't wait to see what kind of creativi-tea results from Saturday, my only regret is that I can't transport all of YOU here for the afternoon, how fun would that be?!

Have a great day, lovelies!
oxo,
Lisa

11 comments:

suzitee said...

How I would LOVE to come and join your tea party...no nicer way to spend the afternoon :) Your bunting is very cute too...what a lovely welcome for your guests. Have a cup for me, won't you?

Jill said...

Your bunting and vases turned out so great-- love it! I'm really looking forward to this weekend-- your "Creativitea" is such a brilliant idea! Hmmmm... what project shall I work on...
Hugs,
Jill

Denise :) said...

Your bunting is lovely! Perhaps, if you can't transport everyone, you could just transport me? Good compromise, right?! LOL! Have a fun time! :)

mar said...

i like your blog so much..i´m from spain :)

kittykill said...

Eeep! I love all of it! The vases turned out great and I need that bunting.

Angela McRae said...

Love the banner, the jars, and now I can't wait to read about the Creativi-Tea! Brilliant idea!

Bonnie said...

very cute bunting! I love buntings too! They are always so sweet and cheery! Great idea painting the mason jars!

Alida said...

This is such a colourful pretty blog, I love it! Well done!

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Tea and Talk.' Your blog is so pretty and colorful. You have many creative ideas. Me and my daughters also have a love for tea. We started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is so cheerful to me. I hope to hear you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello,
I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Tea and Talk.' Your blog is so pretty and colorful. You have many creative ideas. Me and my daughters also have a love for tea. We started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is so cheerful to me. I hope to hear you, and have a sweet day.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

suzitee said...

I'm busting to see some photos from your Creativitea event...LOL...waiting waiting :)