Time for a Flower Party

My dear friend Jill's daughter turned one last week, so she asked for some advice on how to decorate. So as a gift to her and Lila, I got my craft on to help celebrate this little cutie!

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For the invitations, I made these colorful felt flowers, attaching a paper leaf with the party details. Just fringe a 2 x 12 inch piece of felt, place a pompom at one end, and roll while gluing. I then wrapped a thin piece of green felt around the base.

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The flower garden centerpiece for the buffet table was wired felt flowers, "planted" in vintage wood berry baskets (I bought these at the Brimfield Antique Show). I then attached some butterflies to the flower stems to add a little more whimsy.

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I made two different headpieces for Lila because I wasn't sure which one she'd like better. She had no problem with the purple flower wreath, but keeping the tied party hat on her head was a little difficult. For this flower, I folded the long felt strip in half and snipped about 1/4" from each end. I glued it folded over, creating the little looped flower.

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The cupcakes were super easy: I made sugar cookies with a flower cookie cutter, piped on colored icing, and placed a mini-M&M in the center. To add some greenery, I piped green leaves onto solid white cupcakes that were placed around the flowers.

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Jill didn't want her 4-year old son to feel left out, so I made him this special big brother pin that he wore proudly (for a few minutes).

June 9, 2010| Everyday Crafts, Food, Parties


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