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The Candy Party: Part 2 — Embellished Lanterns, Dimensional Magic Necklaces and Goodie Bags

10 May
 To decorate the front of the house and each side of the Candy Buffet, 
we made these Giant Lollipops. 
I saw the idea on Tip Junkie
They are super easy to create and make such a statement!!
 Another decoration we created was Embellished Lanterns. I bought some plain lanterns at Pier 1 a couple weeks ago with the idea of embellishing them for my backyard for evening BBQ’s. Then I realized they would be so fun to hang from my ceiling as a birthday decoration too!
This is also a fast decorating idea. 

All I did was get different kinds of ribbon, lace and fabric flowers. Then I hot glued them on the lanterns. I added some sparkly jewels to the flowers too.
I also made a couple of Pennant Lanterns for fun.
I had seen a fabulous pennant lantern on Pinterest and wanted to see if I could do something similar. I used some Washi Tape on the large lantern to attach the fabric pennants. 
And on the smaller lantern, I used ribbon and made the pennants out of the Washi Tape. All I did was cut out little triangles with the tape and then hot glued the ribbon on and then stuck the tape pennants right under the ribbon. Kind of fun! 
Hannah is a very creative girl and she wanted to make something with her friends as a party activity.
We decided to make some Personalized Necklaces.
I found some metal round jewelry disks on clearance at my craft store for 90% off. I bought those and some brightly colored beads.
Then the girls cut out some scrapbook paper to fit in the metal round disks and I mod podged those onto the disks, covering the front of the paper too. While we let those dry, the girls strung up their beads and gorged on candy from the Candy Buffet.
After the mod podge had dried, they picked out their initial from some scrapbook letters, we attached them to the disks and then filled in the surface with Plaid’s Dimensional Magic. This is a great product to use instead of epoxy or resin which can take a long time to dry and is tricky to mix. Plus, the Dimesional Magic dries much quicker.
We let those dry. And Embellished some little mini lunch boxes that I also found on clearance. I matched the beads to the colors in the lunch boxes so each girl’s beads would match their lunch box. When the party was over we let the girls take the candy home from the Candy Buffet in their lunch boxes.
It was so fun to see her huge smile!! 

xoxo

The Candy Party: Part 2 — Embellished Lanterns, Dimensional Magic Necklaces and Goodie Bags

10 May
 To decorate the front of the house and each side of the Candy Buffet, 
we made these Giant Lollipops. 
I saw the idea on Tip Junkie
They are super easy to create and make such a statement!!
 Another decoration we created was Embellished Lanterns. I bought some plain lanterns at Pier 1 a couple weeks ago with the idea of embellishing them for my backyard for evening BBQ’s. Then I realized they would be so fun to hang from my ceiling as a birthday decoration too!
This is also a fast decorating idea. 

All I did was get different kinds of ribbon, lace and fabric flowers. Then I hot glued them on the lanterns. I added some sparkly jewels to the flowers too.
I also made a couple of Pennant Lanterns for fun.
I had seen a fabulous pennant lantern on Pinterest and wanted to see if I could do something similar. I used some Washi Tape on the large lantern to attach the fabric pennants. 
And on the smaller lantern, I used ribbon and made the pennants out of the Washi Tape. All I did was cut out little triangles with the tape and then hot glued the ribbon on and then stuck the tape pennants right under the ribbon. Kind of fun! 
Hannah is a very creative girl and she wanted to make something with her friends as a party activity.
We decided to make some Personalized Necklaces.
I found some metal round jewelry disks on clearance at my craft store for 90% off. I bought those and some brightly colored beads.
Then the girls cut out some scrapbook paper to fit in the metal round disks and I mod podged those onto the disks, covering the front of the paper too. While we let those dry, the girls strung up their beads and gorged on candy from the Candy Buffet.
After the mod podge had dried, they picked out their initial from some scrapbook letters, we attached them to the disks and then filled in the surface with Plaid’s Dimensional Magic. This is a great product to use instead of epoxy or resin which can take a long time to dry and is tricky to mix. Plus, the Dimesional Magic dries much quicker.
We let those dry. And Embellished some little mini lunch boxes that I also found on clearance. I matched the beads to the colors in the lunch boxes so each girl’s beads would match their lunch box. When the party was over we let the girls take the candy home from the Candy Buffet in their lunch boxes.
It was so fun to see her huge smile!! 

xoxo

Candy Party: Part 1 — The Cupcake Tower, Candy Bar and Invitations

10 May
It was Hannah’s 12th birthday last week and she really wanted to have a “Candy Party” with a couple of her good friends.
Her favorite color is yellow, so we decided to go with a yellow and turquoise color scheme. 
So bright and happy!!
And what better way to anchor a “Sweet Candy Bar” than a pretty cupcake tower??
There are so many different ways to make a cupcake tower. But Canvas Corp makes a really fun Cupcake Tree cardboard kit that comes all ready to assemble. All you need to do is decorate the tower with whatever embellishments you want!
We used different scrapbook papers and fabrics to decorate ours. And I thought it would be fun to make a little mini-pennant that went around the bottom layer and matched a pennant that I would make to go over the top of the candy bar.

I cut out the pennant shapes with a banner die cut from LifeStyle Crafts.
It was the perfect size! And then I made the banner that went over the top of the candy bar with the same die cut set, only using the largest size die.
Basically, I took the round cardboard tops and traced their shapes on some pretty paper.
 The bottom later is bigger than a 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper, so I traced the shape on fabric and cut that out for the bottom layer.
I also used fabric to wrap around the cardboard supports in between each layer. I found that fabric was much easy to maneuver into those spaces. I attached the paper and fabric to the cardboard with my handy dandy glue gun.
To cover up the edges of the exposed cardboard I used ribbon to attach the pennants with my glue gun. Then the first and second tier I used different Washi Tapes and they worked great covering up those exposed edges. I also lined the bottom of the supports with Washi Tape to cover up the seams.

{my favorite place to buy Washi Tape is etsy, I have bought a bunch through this seller. }

We made party invitations with the Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress, using the Splendor Printing Plates. And then we poked a lollipop through the middle of the invitation. {we printed off a sheet with information about the party on the back of the invitation and taped it to the back, covering up the lollipop stick}.
And then we made Candy Bar labels using the Letterpress and the Bubbly Printing Plates.
The Candy Bar was a success with this bunch of candy-crazed 12 year olds!
Coming up next — Candy Party: Part 2 —  Embellished Lanterns, Dimensional Magic Necklaces and Party Favors.
xoxo

 
PS — Check out the SNAP Conference giveaway. Win a pass to something that is going to be absolutely amazing!!

Candy Party: Part 1 — The Cupcake Tower, Candy Bar and Invitations

10 May
It was Hannah’s 12th birthday last week and she really wanted to have a “Candy Party” with a couple of her good friends.
Her favorite color is yellow, so we decided to go with a yellow and turquoise color scheme. 
So bright and happy!!
And what better way to anchor a “Sweet Candy Bar” than a pretty cupcake tower??
There are so many different ways to make a cupcake tower. But Canvas Corp makes a really fun Cupcake Tree cardboard kit that comes all ready to assemble. All you need to do is decorate the tower with whatever embellishments you want!
We used different scrapbook papers and fabrics to decorate ours. And I thought it would be fun to make a little mini-pennant that went around the bottom layer and matched a pennant that I would make to go over the top of the candy bar.

I cut out the pennant shapes with a banner die cut from LifeStyle Crafts.
It was the perfect size! And then I made the banner that went over the top of the candy bar with the same die cut set, only using the largest size die.
Basically, I took the round cardboard tops and traced their shapes on some pretty paper.
 The bottom later is bigger than a 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper, so I traced the shape on fabric and cut that out for the bottom layer.
I also used fabric to wrap around the cardboard supports in between each layer. I found that fabric was much easy to maneuver into those spaces. I attached the paper and fabric to the cardboard with my handy dandy glue gun.
To cover up the edges of the exposed cardboard I used ribbon to attach the pennants with my glue gun. Then the first and second tier I used different Washi Tapes and they worked great covering up those exposed edges. I also lined the bottom of the supports with Washi Tape to cover up the seams.

{my favorite place to buy Washi Tape is etsy, I have bought a bunch through this seller. }

We made party invitations with the Lifestyle Crafts Letterpress, using the Splendor Printing Plates. And then we poked a lollipop through the middle of the invitation. {we printed off a sheet with information about the party on the back of the invitation and taped it to the back, covering up the lollipop stick}.
And then we made Candy Bar labels using the Letterpress and the Bubbly Printing Plates.
The Candy Bar was a success with this bunch of candy-crazed 12 year olds!
Coming up next — Candy Party: Part 2 —  Embellished Lanterns, Dimensional Magic Necklaces and Party Favors.
xoxo

 
PS — Check out the SNAP Conference giveaway. Win a pass to something that is going to be absolutely amazing!!