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DIY Milk Glass Party Favors

I recently made these cute Milk Glass Party Favors using empty IZZE bottles for an event at my home and thought I’d share how I did it. They’d make cute wedding favors too!

Materials for the Milk Glass:
Empty IZZE glass bottles (or any glass bottles you want to use)
Goo Gone
Scotch Brite Heavy Duty Scour Pad
White Interior/Exterior fast drying spray paint
Flowers

Materials for the tags:
String
Scissors
White & Colored paper (I used this Boris Marker Layout paper for the calligraphy.)
Pen (I used my calligraphy speedball pen holderHiggins black Ink and Nikko G Nib)

If you are interested in calligraphy I highly recommend taking Molly Jacques’ online class Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy.

 

Instructions
Step 1: Rinse your empty IZZE glass bottles out and peel the stickers off the bottles
Step 2: Spray the Goo Gone on the residue where the stickers were and let it sit for a few minutes then scrub off the sticker residue with the Scotch Brite scour pad. Wash the bottles with warm soapy water and dry completely.
Step 3: In a well ventilated area lay dow some cardboard, set the bottles on it and begin spray painting the bottles.Two coats should do and I sprayed slightly inside the lip of the bottle as well.
Step 4: Let bottles dry completely for the recommended time on the spray can.
Step 5: Decorate your bottle as you like . I used some cute bakers twine, made a name tag and added a flower to the bottle.

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DIY Photo Backdrop with Paper Flowers

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Supplies:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 3 Rolls Scotch Banner Paper, 30 inch x 15 feet, White (I got mine from Michaels for around $3 each)
  • Scotch Tape
  • Packaging Tape
  • General Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • 20-30 Pieces of 20×30 White Poster Board Sheets (I bought 2 packs of the 10 count packs at Michaels but probably could have used a few more sheets if I had the time to make more flowers.)
  • Background Support System (I have this one from Cowboy Studio.)
  • Clamps to hold up background. I have these ones and also some I’ve got at Home Depot before that are almost exactly the same.

How to Assemble Backdrop:

  1. Draw flowers & flower centers onto poster board. The larger flowers (which will be most of what you make) will need almost all of a single sheet of poster board. You can use a separate single sheet of poster board to draw several of the flower centers.
  2. Cut out flowers and flower centers.
  3. Glue flower centers onto flowers and curl edges of flowers by rolling the petals toward the center.
  4. Lay out 4 rows of the banner paper on a large and clean flat surface. Each row being 7-7 1/2 feet long. *Try to keep paper as flat and winkle free as possible when handling.*
  5. Tape the 4 rows of banner paper together to create one large piece.
  6. With the banner paper still laid out on your clean flat surface use the packaging tape to attach flowers to the banner paper.
  7. Using clamps & a helper lift your assembled backdrop and attach to your stands.

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Master Bedroom Part 1 – DIY Tufted Headboard

 

Ok, so I’ve made a goal this year to blog a few more personal posts and this is my first for 2012! I tackled this DIY Tufted Headboard project just after we moved and started setting up our new master bedroom. I am a huge fan of Pinterest and that’s where I got the idea. If you don’t know what Pinterest is than you haven’t lived. :-) I love to make things and I had fun with this project even though I probably did make a few too many trips to Home Depot and JoAnn’s from not being prepared.

This project was a little bit more difficult than I though it would be but still was a fun project I love how it turned out. I read many blog posts before, during and even after my project. Below is a list of the most helpful ones.

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