As a follow-up to Monday's 'Weekend Update' post, here is a round-up of the five DIY projects that added the finishing touch to the partaaay:
1) Tissue Paper Flowers
- Three colors of tissue paper
Step 2: Draw out a large triangle on cardboard as your stencil. Cut the triangle shape out of each printed print.
Step 3: For the letters, I printed out in Microsoft word, size 300 font. Then placed the printed out letter on top of pages of an old book and cut out the shape of the letter. Finally stapled the cut-out letter to the flag.
Step 4: Space flags out evenly along a ribbon of your choice, clothespin together and your done!
Note: I stapled the letters and clothespinned the flags in case I want to use them again.
3. Cheese 'Flags' and Wine Labels: To give the flags and wine labels a more vintage look than regular printer paper, I soaked resume paper in tea.
Step 2: Make a big bowl of hot tea and soak the paper for 30-45 minutes or longer if you want darker:
Step 3: With a pencil on the dried resume paper, draw out mini flags, leaving a tail on the left to wrap around a toothpick.
- Wrap flags around toothpick and use small amount of scotch tape to secure. I stuck into a wine cork but you can stick in the actual cheese itself as well.
- Cut out wine labels in whatever shape you prefer and secure to these vintage looking bottles (Ikea - $1.50ish each).
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Fresh Basil
Step 2: Put toothpick through the caprese pop to secure.
Step 3: Display however you desire. I also placed a little tray of olive oil & aged balsamic vinegar nearby for dipping. Yum.
5. Cake Balls: With an apartment as small as mine and minimal 'china' if you will, I knew I needed to make everything as close to one-bite as possible. Instead of making a full cake, these mini cake-balls seemed to be the best option.
- Funfetti cake mix
- 3 eggs
- Cream cheese icing
- Candy melts
- Decorative icing