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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Grown-Up, Parties