Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Getting Ready!!

I think I am ready to give this blog thing another try. So brace yourselves for more than one post this week. ( of course my computer acts up so if it takes a few days you will know why.)

I thought I would have my first post be about getting ready for "back to school". School doesn't officially start for us until September 8th but I will be a hosting a small back to school party for my some dear friends of ours. It will hopefully turn out good ( I have lots of ideas but until it actually happens, well you know how that goes.) So I have been a crafting fool for the last few days. Here are a few things that I have made.

Pencil vases ( side note, hot glue does not hold the pencils. I will be trying double sided tape. I read this is a magazine and should have tried it right away.) These will be great for the table and for a little present for the Mom. I also thought maybe a great teacher gift for open house night. Still chewing on that.

ABC letters. I have had these letters in my stash for a few years. Finally decided to craft them up a bit. I still might add a little bling to them.

Crayons in a vase. Simple addition for tablescaping. Just add a bow and you are good to go.

Picture in frame. I love the saying and it is my motto for my kids. Just be creative and don't worry about perfection.
Lastly, a no sew table cloth, for the kids table. Thanks for the idea Sue. I just loved the fabric. I bought 1 yard and added some pom pom fringe with hot glue. Instant cuteness!! I will be making more of these.

I am excited to do more for this party. I also bought a banner on Etsy (shown in picture).

I will also be posting some of my trash to treasure items too. Hope they turn out the way I am envisioning.

Linking to Kim for Wow us Wednesdays.


  1. Super cute tablecloth ~ I may have to copy that fabric!! Your ABC's turned out cute too. When I did my pencil vases I just kept them on with a rubber band. Let me know if double sticky tape works.
    It's going to be a cute party.

  2. cute cute cute! I can't wait to see the finished party! I'm planning on doing a little party too but haven't done anything for it yet, I'll have to steal some ideas from you!

  3. Amy - I love all the ideas!!! So cute! I am having a few friends over, too, and I wasn't going to do any decorations!! Now I am totally rethinking it...:) Miss you guys!

  4. Hi Amy! You are such a crafty gal! Look at you! lol! I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog today. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again! :)

    xoxo laurie

  5. This looks great. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

  6. The pencil vase is a GREAT idea! And I love, love, LOVE the apple fabric that you added the pom pom fringe too! Looks SO cute! :) I'll be watching for the back to school party :)