Technicolor Cacti

The taco party is tomorrow and I needed a centerpiece! Utilizing various odds and ends in my craft closest, I came up with these beauties. These technicolor cacti are going to be the talk of the table. I initially, was going to wrap them each in a solid color yarn. Then, my current muse suggested that I “Go big or go home.” I couldn’t be happier I listened. They are going to tie all the…Continue reading Technicolor Cacti

Cactus Piñata/ Taco Party Updates

If you follow @slumberingalligator on Instagram, you know I’ve been creating a cactus piñata for my upcoming taco party. I put the entire process in our story and promised to share the finished result today. Well… Here it is! I love how it turned out! Creating your own piñata is definitely a labor of love. However, I think the final result and cost is worth it. This piñata cost me $2 to make! The cardboard was…Continue reading Cactus Piñata/ Taco Party Updates

Cactus Garland

Ok, so I’ve finally set a date for the taco party! It will be at the end of this month. I know I’ve prolonged this a while and hope you’ve been enjoying the projects as they come along. There’s a few more decor projects still on my list, but I can cross cactus garland off as of now. I love the way it turned out! So cute and so easy to make! Create a cactus…Continue reading Cactus Garland

Fiesta Napkin Rings

I created these festive napkin rings for my upcoming taco party. They perfectly match my table runner.  The decor is really coming together and will definitely give my guests something to taco ’bout! 😉   Cut a paper towel roll into six equal sections.   Cut and fringe strips of various colors of tissue paper.   Glue tissue paper strips around roll with tacky glue. Cut off excess. Layer until completed.   Inexpensive. Easy. Fabulous.…Continue reading Fiesta Napkin Rings

Potted Felt Cactus Placeholder

I’ve been promising cactus projects. Well, here’s the first one! I thought it would be special to make personalized placeholders for my upcoming taco party. These Potted Felt Cactus Placeholders are going to make wonderful parting gifts for my dinner guests. They aren’t hard to construct, but the hand sewing makes them somewhat time consuming. I find it relaxing though! First, create and cut out a paper template of your cactus. Trace two cactuses onto…Continue reading Potted Felt Cactus Placeholder

Tissue Paper Table Runner

I wanted to create a colorful table runner for my upcoming taco night/party. I had an excess of tissue paper leftover from my tissue paper flower project. So, one thing lead to another and… Voila, an inexpensive and super festive table runner was born! Supplies needed: Colorful tissue paper Scissors (I used fringing scissors, but not necessary) Aleene’s Tacky Glue 3-5 sheets of 8.5in x 11in heavy duty paper   First, create the base of…Continue reading Tissue Paper Table Runner

Tissue Paper Flowers (The Ultimate Taco Night/Party)

Throughout the year, one of my closest friends, Gary, throws the most fabulous taco nights. His tacos and margaritas are simply to die for. I like to call the taco NIGHTS taco PARTIES and Gary always corrects me that it is taco NIGHT. Whatever, one calls it, I promise you these gatherings are amazing!  I thought it would be awesome to combine our forces and throw the ultimate taco night/party.  So, in about a month…Continue reading Tissue Paper Flowers (The Ultimate Taco Night/Party)

Crepe Paper Backdrop

Ok, this project isn’t rocket science. However, if you are looking for an inexpensive backdrop for your next party, I have just the thing! All you need to create this festive crepe paper backdrop is crepe paper, tape and a pair of scissors. I used 4 different colored rolls of crepe paper for my backdrop. Since, crepe paper is so inexpensive and comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, this project can be…Continue reading Crepe Paper Backdrop

Flamingo Theme Party

As a final farewell to Summer and because my birthday needed a theme, I recently threw a flamingo (yes, flamingo) themed party. Throwing a theme party gave me a great excuse (not that I needed one) to make some decor. With a mix of handmade and some store bought items, I think the overall look was a success.           I added this inexpensive tinsel flamingo to my existing door wreath to greet…Continue reading Flamingo Theme Party