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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]