This is a very easy project that lets you make adorably tiny bows perfectly each and every time! All you need is some ribbon and a fork! I am surprised it took me this long to try it, but once I had a reason to I jumped on Pinterest to find where I had pinned it and went to work! This was the only type of ribbon I had on hand, but any kind of thin ribbon would work!
I kept the red ribbon tail longer because I used it to secure the bows to the bags I was putting them on. You can cut all of the ribbon tails shorter if you plan to glue it to something or affix it a different way. Hope this helps fuel your creative tank!
Sometimes the smallest gestures can make the most impact. A smile as you pass someone in the grocery store, a laugh at someones joke that wasn't that funny, or even a small heart box that you made with a piece of candy inside. Being creative in small ways opens doors to be creative in much larger ways.
3D Paper Hearts
A friend of mine is having a baby so a few friends and I have decided to throw her a surprise baby shower. We got together for supper one night and began brainstorming different ideas and once we found a theme we liked we began making a list of what we would need. One of my friends, Linet, found these cute tissue paper pom-poms that you hang from the ceiling. She said we can easily buy them premade and just fluff them before we hang them up. I, on the other hand, saw this as an opportunity to be creative.
I searched on Pinterest for baby shower ideas and found a very simple tutorial to make the tissue paper pom-poms. I showed it to the girls and during one of our shopping trips bought some tissue paper to experiment with. Original credit for the tutorial goes to http://blog.exclusivelyweddings.com/2012/04/22/how-to-make-tissue-paper-pom-poms/
I often go through my Pinterest Creative Ideas board to refresh myself on what I have pinned. I have over 400 pins on that board alone so I often forget or overlook things. While scanning through one day I came across a very simple craft: using erasers to make stamps.
It looked plenty simple and fairly inexpensive. Our friend also agreed to make the cupcakes for it! So, I made a trip to Walmart and got everything I needed. I would like to say that I got them made right away and had plenty of time to focus on other, slightly more important, wedding planning but I didn't. I procrastinated until closer to the big day than I care to admit. When I did buckle down and make them, however, it only took a couple of hours and they all turned out great! Definitely a Pinterest Win in my book!
Dan and I were trying to be very cost efficient for our wedding, so we did a lot of stuff ourselves. One of them being the centerpieces for our reception tables. We had fiddled around with a lot of ideas for what we could do. The basic candle, some flowers of our wedding colors, a jar of colored sand. We also thought about throwing Dan's taste in there and having each table have a bottle of habanero sauce as the centerpiece. We were about out of ideas when our friend, who was making our cake, sent us our answer. She texted Dan a picture of a Cupcake bouquet that she found on...wait for it...Pinterest! We both liked the idea so I did some more "research" and found an awesome tutorial.