Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DIY Bridal Shower ::The Centerpieces::

 As the days until the shower quickly wind down, my project list gets shorter and shorter!  Tonight, I was able to complete the centerpieces and I am soooo excited about them- I struggled a bit because, for a while, I had no idea how I was going to 'finish' them.  But, in the end- I think they turned out pretty well!

Going along with the cherry blossom theme I decided that square lanterns would be the perfect choice for the centerpieces as well as additional decor for the shower venue.  I was completely inspired by the laced luminaria over on Splitcoast Stampers!  But I wanted different sizes and to be able to create them with Kraft paper- so I whipped out my new Gypsy (have I mentioned that I LOVE that thing?!) and created exactly what I wanted.
Sides A & B
Sides C & D
 I created two sizes- a small 4-inch model and a larger 7-inch model.  The cherry blossoms came from the Pagoda Cricut cartridge and I welded together some pretty letters from the Quarter Note Cricut cartridge to create some romantic words.  Some ink, some ATG adhesive, a bit of Zig Glue- and voila!  My lanterns are complete!  There will be 10 in all!
I think they look so pretty when they glow!

Glad these are done!  Up next- completing the shower favors! Yay!


Pink Lady's Paradise said...

Very nice!!! What did you use for the white centers to let the light through? Great idea.

Thanks for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

Da Shawnna said...

Thanks Cindy! The 'screens' are just vellum run through a Fiskars paper crimper. Pretty neat effect, right?! Thanks for stopping by!!

mockoo12 said...

What a beautiful creation. You must have been very busy. TFS! Debbie

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