Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pat's Challenge RED, WHITE &BLUE

Pat's challenge this week was to make something creative, using RED, WHITE and BLUE. This was my take on the challenge. Thanks for looking. The photo below shows the decorations for my dining room table. the centerpiece is a duck my son made me 17 years ago when he was in high school. I added to it the ivy, pinwheels, a bow, and some star garland. This next photo is of paper garland I made out of different patterned patriotic papers. I used small red, white & blue grosgrain ribbon to string the stars on. I tied little bows out of same ribbon between each item.
This is a close up of the windmills and drink umbrellas in the centerpiece
Below is the paper windmills, I made to go on my large outdoor grapevine wreath, I added ribbons on the bottom of the windmills, so they would also blow in the wind. The sun was about to set, but I like the effect the tree shadow presented.

The napkin rings in the next photo was made by taking some white rings I already had and adding 1 inch grosgrain ribbon around them. I then added two red stars that was cut from the mini star garland I found at Big Lots. Well they were really children's necklaces that I cut and used for garland. I used the blue place mats and red napkins with the white rings I made. The glass of water sports one of the little umbrellas made using a circle of paper and wooden skewers.
In the next picture you can see the mini star garland used to embellish the red Dollar Tree candles.
I know that the next picture is blurry, but it was getting close to deadline time, and I did not retake the picture. These are some Dollar Tree coasters, covered with the patterned paper, then embellished with odds and ends I have had forever.
The last picture is of the cupcake picks I made for the non-existing cupcakes. But you can imagine, chocolate, or vanilla. It's your cupcake, make it your favorite. I really had planned to make some pretty decorated red, white & blue ones, but I ran out of time. Some of the templates that I used can be found on Martha Stewart's web page. I had supplies to make some other things, but I ran out of time.Thanks for looking at this long post. I won't make a habit of making such long post.


Karen C. said...

Never knew you had such a creative mind...Tell Allan if he can go fishing then you can do your hobby too!! @)

pat said...

everything is great! You outdid yourself on this one!

Anonymous said...

WOW I can understand why you took so long, an outstanding job. You have really out done your self. you are a talented young lady!!*

NoraAnne said...

How creative!!! What a great idea to make all of your own handmade decorations! I am loving the umbrellas!!

Robyn said...

WOW,'ve been busy these past few days! Awesome ideas - everything looks great!

wanda said...

You outdid yourself this time girl!!! Love all of them.

Anonymous said...

You really outdid yourself!!! Can't wait to see them on Saturday


Heather said...

Very cool stuff!

In the photo of the wreath there's a row of birds next to it ... that is adorable too! =)