Thursday, September 27, 2012

Party Prep: Wrapped and Embellished "H"



A while back, I had picked up a wooden letter "A" and an "H" in the clearance bin at Michaels.  I didn't have a specific project in mind, but figured I could make something cool for the girls.  When I started planning the decor for Hadley's first birthday party, I remembered them and decided to make this wrapped and embellished "H" to put out and then to display in her room later.

I always have jute twine on hand for stringing my nautical flag banners.  Of course I've seen all the cute yarn-wrapped letters, so I thought this would make for a cute version and go with the materials I'm planning to use in the party - burlap, fabric, kraft paper, etc...


I made three different flowers to embellish the "H".  My glue gun has probably not seen the light of day in about ten years, so I dug it out of my old dresser in Arden's room and went to work.

The rolled felt flower is made following the instructions at Craftiness Is Not Optional and I was so happy with how easy and quick this little felt beauty turned out!  I used some more of the lovely felt my first Package Pal, Ellen sent me - I've gotten a lot of mileage out of her goodies!

The orange rolled fabric flower is a bias cut of some leftover denim I had on hand.  Just twist and roll and glue every so often.

For the crocheted flowers, I had to dust off my crocheting skills.  I knit and I used to crochet (like when I was twelve or something!!) and my Mom gave me a quick lesson when they visited in June.  I scrounged around on YouTube and found a nice video tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets that allowed me to make a reasonable representation.  I found a cute little button from my Button Jar that even had a bit of orange thread attached to put in the center - perfect!


I'll probably attach a length of ribbon for hanging at the party and then I think it will go on her bedroom door after the party.  

I'll be linking up to these great parties:

Mondays Making the World Cuter Monday – Making the World Cuter Made By You Monday – Skip to My Lou Craftastic Monday – Sew Can Do Making Mondays Marvelous – C.R.A.F.T. Market Yourself Monday – Sumo’s Sweet Stuff Creative Me Monday - The Southern Institute Tuesdays I Made It Without My Hubby – Shanty 2 Chic Sew Cute Tuesdays – Creative Itch Anything Related – All Things Related Tot Tuesdays – My Delicious Ambiguity Tute-in Tuesdays – Oops, I Craft My Pants Take a Look Tuesdays - Sugar Bee Craft Edition Shwin&Shwin Wednesdays We Did It Wednesdays – Sew Much Ado Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice - Seven Thirty Three Show & Tell – Blue Cricket Design Show Me What Ya Got - Not Just a Housewife Your Whims Wednesdays - My Girlish Whims Thursdays Strut-Your-Stuff – Somewhat Simple Make It, Wear It – The Train to Crazy It’s Stinkin’ Cute – Sew Stinkin’ Cute Show Off Your Stuff – Fireflies and Jellybeans Making It With Allie - What Allie's Making Now Pinspirational Thursdays - The ArtsyGirl Connection Fridays Furniture Feature Friday - Miss Mustard Seed Weekend Wrap Up Party – Tatertots and Jello Feature Yourself Friday – Fingerprints on the Fridge Friday Fun Finds – KojoDesigns Weekends Check Me Out Saturday – A Vision to Remember Show and Tell Saturday – Be Different Act Normal Sunday Scoop – I Heart Naptime Sunday Showcase Party – Under the Table and Dreaming A Pinteresting Party - Tutus & Tea Parties Sunday Roundup - A Rosie Sweet Home
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