Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

Spring Paper Flower Wreath DIY

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

I wanted to make a wreath with pretty spring flowers, but I didn't want to use silk flowers, and real flowers would never last, so I decided to make my own flowers out of scrapbooking paper.
This was a fun craft because I made the whole thing while watching The Voice, and my daughter even got to help with the punching and gluing.
SUPPLIES:
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • 8 pieces of scrapbooking paper in coordinating colors (I used a damask pattern)
  • Basic crafting glue
  • Flower paper punch (I wish I had multiple size flower punches to use but only had the one)

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

DIRECTIONS:

Punch out 6-8 pages full of paper flowers. This can take a while (which is why TV was helpful).

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com
Glue each one flower your styrofoam wreath in layers but in a random pattern. Make sure each layers dries before adding more flowers.
Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com
Once you've covered the wreath in flowers, fold up some of the flower petals to give the wreath a 3D effect. Attach a pretty ribbon (I chose a light pink silk ribbon) and you're done!

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

Spring paper flower wreath DIY | CatchMyParty.com

I created this wreath for the new Bird's Party Magazine. If you love looking at beautiful party photos and inspiring ideas from the best party stylists around, you must check it out!

Spring Party Ideas and Mustache DIY & Party Ideas

I wanted to share the posts I did for Spoonful this week...

Spring is on its way and here are some lovely ideas for a celebration! Spring Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.com Make your own felt mustache garland for a fun party decoration!

Mustache Garland | CatchMyParty.com

Mustache bashes are so perfect for baby shower and young boys' birthday parties! Mustache Party Ideas | CatchMyParty.comFor more party ideas and inspiration, check out all my posts on Spoonful!

 

{RECIPE} Vanilla Mint Cupcakes... Perfect for Spring

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I'm excited to introduce you to Molly Allen, our new baking contributor, and the woman behind CakeFYI. Here's Molly's first yummy recipe for Catch My Party. Don't these cupcakes look pretty! Take it away, Molly...

What better way to celebrate Easter and spring than with these easy-to-make Spring Vanilla-Mint Cupcakes  with a hint of mint in the vanilla batter. Then swirl your cupcakes with light mint icing, and finish them off with Pearl White Sugar Sprinkles for an extra decorative touch.

SPRING VANILLA-MINT CUPCAKES

Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Mint Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
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Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.

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Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract and mint extract and mix well.

Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.

Add half of the milk and mix well.

Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk.

Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.

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Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a lined or greased cupcake pan.

cupcake liners Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool before icing.

MINT ICING RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 2 1/2-3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Mint Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 2 Drops Green Food Coloring
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Beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.

Add the vanilla and mint extracts and milk and continue beating.

Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

Add green food coloring and beat until color is well incorporated. mint icing

Once cooled, top cupcakes with Mint Icing. Top with pearl sprinkles.

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Enjoy at your upcoming Easter celebration or just because... they're that good!

Thanks, Molly. Can't wait to share more of your deliciousness with our readers!

Rubber Band Frosted DIY Vase

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I love fresh flowers! Having them in my house makes me sooooo happy! And now that all the spring flowers are blooming, I thought I'd make a pretty vase so I can have a great  way to display them (like the tulips that are exploding around me). The vase was so simple to do, it took about 15 minutes, and I love how it turns out!

SUPPLIES:

  • Glass vase
  • Rubber bands
  • Spray paint -- I used frosted and glitter
  • Newspaper
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Place rubber bands around the glass vase.

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Stuff with newspaper so you don't get the spray paint inside the vase.

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Spray with the frosted paint first (I did 3 coats, waiting 10 minutes between coats),. Then add a light spray of glitter. To finish add another coat of frosted paint. The frost really comes out when the paint dries.

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Let dry overnight. Remove rubber bands. Scrape off any extra paint that might have gotten under the rubber bands. Here's Lainey after I took the rubber bands off, super excited about the new vase.

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I put in some gorgeous tulips and look how pretty!

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{DIY} How to Make a Placemat Using Real Leaves

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Nicole from Tikkido and Tradewind Tiaras is back with a great DIY for spring -- real leaf placemats! 

Years ago, I went to a wedding. A huge, amazing, extremely expensive, extraordinarily beautiful wedding. A food-we're-still-talking-about-13-years-later, $30k-just-on-the-favors wedding.  Everything at this wedding was perfect, including the flowers.

In particular, I've never forgotten the gorgeous tablecloth made entirely of real leaves that covered the cake table.  So lush, so natural, yet so elegant!  I've always wanted to duplicate that look--though on a smaller, more doable scale.  And so, with warm spring breezes on the air and fresh leaves on the trees, I figured out how to bring a little bit of that floral magic to my own home.

Materials:

  • Leaves
  • Paper towels
  • Glue gun
1)  Gather a big pile of leaves, whatever is fresh and abundant in your yard.  Here in Phoenix, that meant lemon tree leaves.  But this would work with absolutely any type of leaf.  The larger the leaf, the less gluing you'll have to do, however!

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2) Tear off a length of paper towels to the size you want your placemat/table runner to be.  You can also use scissors to trim the paper towels into any shape.  I particularly like circle-shaped leaf chargers under plates.

leafplacemat2 3)  Use the glue gun to glue the leaves to the paper towel, overlapping the leaves so that no paper shows through.

leafplacemat3 That's it!  Fast, easy, dramatic, inexpensive. Just the kind of craft I love!

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Thank you, Nicole, these would be perfect on a spring Easter table!

To learn more about Nicole (who enjoys decorating cakes but not eating them, Irish dancing, public radio, Old English language and archaeology, and geekery of all sorts), visit her at Tikkido and Tradewind Tiaras.

{PARTY ON A BUDGET} A Mini Planting Party

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Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, is with her first Party on a Budget post for spring!

Happy almost spring, y’all!  It’s me, Melissa – the Party on a Budget go-to-gal.   As I told you at the beginning of the year, I am cutting my budget even more (woot woot) and bringing you a ton of parties on a tight budget, some you won’t even believe, like today's Mini Planting Party to get you in the mood for spring!

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Each year, in our home school, we gather our supplies and start our seedlings early in March even though we won’t be ready for planting outside for about 4 weeks.  Today was a sunny day in New York, and that made it the PERFECT day to start our “Sspring planting”! (Of course I had to make a little party out of it... hehehe!)

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Supplies:

  • Scrap pieces of brown craft paper (Dollar Store) or you can use brown paper grocery bags
  • Paper towel rolls (cut up) or peat pots
  • Dirt
  • Seeds
  • Wooden sticks
  • Markers
  • Washi Tape for decorating (of course)!
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I gathered up all my planting supplies before I called the girls to the deck to help get this party started! We like to save all our “containers” that food came in to use for crafting and today was the perfect opportunity to recycle and reuse!

The girls were allowed to use the Washi tape to decorate their trays that the seeds would be planted in. Then I had the girls put some planting soil (or dirt) into the paper towel tube pieces (I used 1 roll and cut into 7 pieces). Then they put in the seeds into each piece.

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While that was happening, I was writing the type of seed that went into each tube piece and used it for the plant marker (before the girls moved them on me).

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We continued this until we were out of supplies. Look what we accomplished!

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Then it was time for a snack. Of course I had to serve "Planters" peanuts and juice!

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And for decor I used a bunting banner I had for another party, paper tissue pom flower (Party On Designs), and some fresh flowers I pulled from a bouquet in my home.

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 We will put these in the sun during the day but bring them in at night as it still gets below freezing here in NY for about another 4 weeks.  You can plant them with the paper towel tubes attached as they are biodegradable.

I am ready for Spring and all the fun that goes along with it!  I hope this party proves that it does not take a lot of money to celebrate anything!

GO TEAM!

Thank you, Melissa, this party makes me want to play in my garden! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.

{DIY} How to Make Trendy Envelopes for Spring

Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creationsand our new contributor, came up with these trendy DIY envelopes for spring that I just love!

She's designed three template sizes in both pastels and bright colors that you can easily download. Then follow her simple directions below and see what fantastic envelopes you can create!

These envelopes would work great for small gifts, little notes, or if you're hosting a spring party, how about little seed packet party favors? Plus the pastel envelopes match the adorable "Bunnies and Birds" Easter printables Wanessa designed.

Here are the pastel envelopes...

Here are the bright colored envelopes...

And here's how you do it...

Download the envelope templates here:

These Are The Other Material Will Need:
  • Buttons (for the C7 and standard envelopes)
  • Small round head fasteners (for the tiny envelopes)
  • Needle and thread (for the C7 and standard envelopes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Round scallop punch (smallest one)

Tiny Envelope Instructions

  • Download the small envelopes
  • Cut out the envelopes and circles
  • Using a pen mark the place where you will place the fasteners
  • First, place the fastener through the paper circle, then through the envelope
  • Fold the sides, and apply glue on the very edge of the opposite side of the circle
  • Glue the bottom side
  • With a thread, make a knot under the top circle and tie around the bottom one to close

Standard Envelope Instructions

  • Cut out the envelopes and a circle
  • With a pen, mark where you will place the button toward the top of the envelope flap
  • Sew the button as you marked onto the envelope
  • Use the circle to hide the knot on the back of the envelope flap
  • Fold and glue the sides
C7 Envelope Instructions
  • Cut out the envelopes and circles
  • With a pen, mark where you will place the buttons, one toward the top of the envelope flap and the other where the sides come together.
  • Sew the buttons on where you marked them
  • Fold the sides, and apply glue on the very edge of the opposite side of the side button
  • Glue the circles on the back of the buttons to hide the knot
  • Fold and glue the botton side
  • With a thread, make a knot under the top circle and tie around the bottom one to close
Now honestly, how beautiful are these!

Thank you, Wanessa, for such a wonderful DIY...

To learn more about Wanessa and see more of her designs, please visit her blog, Facebook pageand Etsy shop.

Our Newest Spring/Easter Party Page Layout

Just thought I'd let you know that we have a new party page layout we've added to our site. It's our spring and Easter layout.  Hope you like it... let me know what you think.

 

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