December 17, 2010

Princess Birthday Week: Day 5 - Decor


Here is a peek at the birthday decorations. I seriously need to learn how to take indoor photos! We made a bunch of tissue paper pom-poms, a hanging floral wreath and my favorite - a doily happy birthday banner!

To make the wreath, I wrapped some tulle netting around a store bought wood vine wreath, pinned punched and layered flowers around it and hung it from the ceiling with ribbon. I am hoping to eventually turn this into a pretty canopy to hang over her bed by attaching a length of sheer material.


And here is the banner! It doesn't stand out so well against the white wallpaper but it really turned out so girly and pretty! Its a mix of Basic Grey Euphoria, Dear Lizzy Enchanted and a few other random bits mixed in.

The base is a paper doily cut in half. They are stitched together with some paper bias tape. The next layer is a cupcake liner, then a pinked circle, an accordion folded paper flower and some extra toppings.
No two are the same.


The letters were originally patterned but I made them work by misting with Mr. Huey in Dark Calico.


Was happy that Euphoria worked into this so well - it was the first line of papers I purchased after really discovering this whole world of paper crafting but the colors make it kind of hard to use.


Hope you can find some inspiration in the posts this week even if we are all knee deep in the craze of Christmas. I'd love to see the birthday decor you've made - please leave a link in the comments!

Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

ArlaMo said...

Love your princess decor!! I'm thinking my boys might not be so appreciative, lol...

lisa truesdell said...

beautiful!!! no princesses at my house.. i'm jealous!

Denise said...

Lucky Little Princess. She had a beautifully decorated home fit for royalty! Looks like it was an amazing party.

darkpoetess said...

OMG! i love the wreath and the bunting. you really went to town! x

Sandy Ang said...

The wonderful details on the banner is lovely! And the flowers on your wreath are beautiful.

WillieburgScrapper said...

great tip on using paper bias tape to sew doilies- been making a pig's ear out of a mini book with doilies for a while. The papers are GORGEOUS- EXPERT LAYERING- your baby is a lucky lil mama!

Jackie said...

LOVELY!

patti west said...

looks like someone is going to have a very happy birthday party! love your adorable banner!! your pics are great. :)

KateB said...

love all the doilies!