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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sweet Shoppe Series Part 2: DIY Candy Initial

Posted by Lily Kay at 6:21 PM 0 comments
Candy Button Initial

With Baby Z's Sweet Shoppe fastly approaching (next Saturday, YIKES) I have been crafting sweet projects all weekend long. I dont think I have ever been so surrounded by sweet things that I cannot eat. An easy project that I did last evening was this candy button initial for the mantel piece. It is so inexpensive and easy to make! 

I purchased all the items from Michaels. The wooden letter was $2.99 and they come in all different sizes.  The Martha Stewart Glitter Paint was just under $3.00 and the paint brush was $0.50.  The candy button package was $2.99 and I have plenty of them left over after gluing them to a pretty large letter. 
Martha Stewart Glitter Paint
The glitter paint is very thin and glittery. It took about 4 coats to get the consistency that I was looking for. Once your coats dry it is a really lovely sparkly finish. This paint comes in so many different colors so your possibilities with this craft are endless.
Candy Buttons
These are all the leftover candy buttons I had after finishing the craft. I didn't end up using the yellow ones as I thought they might not show up properly against the yellow paint.

I also picked up this photo/plate stand to prop my finished letter on. I think this also was just under $3.00. You could use candy hearts for this project as well. You could do the first and last initial or even all three initials. Its one of those projects that looks like it was harder to make than it actually was. You could use this on your dessert/sweet or gift table or use it to decorate a mantle piece as I am. 
On to the next craft!

View Part 1 of my Sweet Shoppe Birthday Series here!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sweet Shoppe Series Part 1: The Idea

Posted by Lily Kay at 11:38 AM 0 comments
Baby Z has her first birthday party coming up here soon too soon. I originally planned to have her party in June (her birthday is May 27th) but due to family schedules I found out sort of last minute that I will be needing to host this party in just a few short weeks. With working full time and not having very many creative bones in my body I happily turned to the parties of those before me for inspiration. I knew I wanted to throw a Sweet Shoppe/Shop (not sure what is up with the spelling differences here) themed birthday complete with candy decor, candy decor and more candy decor. Thanks to good ole Pinterest my visual desires were met. Here is a list of the decadent pictures I have taken my inspiration and ideas from. I am in awe at the women behind these parties and their creative minds!

Original source unknown; I found it on Pinterest.
Stay tuned for more Sweet Shoppe Series to see how the crafts, decor, DIY and other inspiration I utilize for the 1st birthday of Baby Z!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy May & Winner of Disposable Placemats

Posted by Lily Kay at 7:21 PM 0 comments
Happy May! Yes its a wee bit late but as the saying goes better late than never. Things over here in Mrs Mommy Talk land have been very busy. Baby Z has her 1st birthday coming up and mommy is busy planning, prepping and DIY'ing her way towards a Sweet Shoppe theme. Look for an overload of posts on their way here shortly that document the party planning.
I also never got around to announcing the winner of the Disposable Placemats giveaway. So drumroll please....ok a bit cheesy I know. The winner is Be sure to email me so I can get the appropriate information from you so I can send your package on its merry way to you.

Photo from here.

Babys First Spring Rain...

Posted by Lily Kay at 6:51 PM 0 comments
I took these pictures a couple weeks ago of Baby Z enjoying her first spring showers. She was so fascinated by all the cool water droplets coming down from the sky.
"Look Mama im trying to catch it."
" Why can't I catch it?"
"Where in the world is this coming from?"

April showers bring May flowers (hopefully).

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