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Recycling Photo Props

So you spent some money on Etsy buying photo props for your holiday photos and you don’t want to just throw them out or put them in a box for next year’s photos? Why not fit them in to your holiday decor! I didn’t buy any special holiday photo props this year, I made them, and since I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into them you better believe I was going to find some way to display them for the holidays.

The first item I wanted to recycle was the holiday banner I created. It was super easy and cheap to put this banner together. The only thing I needed to actually buy was a scrapbook tablet to use as the pennant backgrounds. I had the rest of the items already on hand (twine, mini clothespins, printer paper, scissors, glue stick).

My Dining Room Hutch

To see how this banner was used in our holiday photos, check out my “Tis the Season post.

I also plan on recycling my chalkboard yet again to hang somewhere in the house…maybe by the fireplace downstairs with a cozy Christmas saying…any suggestions? And I made a felt mistletoe for our holiday photos that I did not get to use in them…so I will be hanging that in our doorway. Have fun seeing what you can recycle for the holidays!

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Afton’s First Birthday Party (Part 1)

When I thought about tackling a post about Afton’s first birthday party and all the DIY decorations and things I made for it, well frankly it made me out of breath, which is why I haven’t posted it. I knew sooner or later I had to post something on her party or all the hard work I put into it would not be documented. So to save myself (and you) a lot of headaches I decided to break it up into two possibly three posts. In this post you will see shots of all her party decor. It was almost a month ago now, how time flies, and it was held under a big wooden pavilion at a local park. It was a lovely warm and sunny day with a cool breeze (a nice break from the 90+ degree weather we have all been sweating through). Here are some photos of her day:

Happy Birthday, Afton!

Afton’s smash cake!

Cookies! Yum!

Ruffle cake!

Inside the cake: a pop of turquoise!

Party favors!

Table runners and center pieces

More vases!

Card basket and gift table

Photo table

 

High chair! This may look familiar!

It’s my party, I’ll cry if I want to.

This was Afton’s party in a nutshell. I can’t take any credit for the food at the party since we had it catered. The cake, cupcakes and cookies were made by some talented individuals I had the pleasure of working with for this party. They really got the look I was going for and didn’t look at me like I was crazy when I said the theme was: pink vintage shabby chic. The cookie lady just blew me away…all I told her were the colors I wanted and explained to her the textures I was using (twine, lace, glass jars, doilies, etc.) and she took it from there. I crafted the following items for her party: birthday banner, tissue flowers, favor bags, table runner, vases, chalkboard, rice krispie pops, doily stars (and I also made paper rosettes that, along with more doily stars were hanging from the trees outside the pavilion), card basket, gift table fabric, and photo table (this was supposed to be a photo banner but as we were setting up time just got away from us and it was either wear my set-up outfit or scrap the photo banner). In Part 2 of this post I will share more photos of these crafts along with have I created them.

Thanks for reading!

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