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Instant cake plate tutorial- no glue!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

When I found this metal plate in Ikea in the candle department I knew it would make such a fabulous cake plate. They come in two sizes..this large size and small ones so you could make some for cupcakes too!

Cake plate tutorial no glue, ikea plates, instant cake plate

The white candle holders are also from Ikea in the same department...they were meant to be together :) they come in two different heights and they come in black too!

I didn't want this to be permanent so I found this tacky putty stuff at Hobby Lobby and globbed a bunch all around the base. It looks like gum doesn't it?

Both the plate and the candle holder come with the soft fabric on the bottoms..no scratches on the tables!

Instant cake plate tutorial, ikea metal candle holder plate
Press the base into the center of the plate. This stuff is strong!!! I love it!

I've used them to hold dinner plates, desserts, vases filled with flowers...they work perfectly and when I need to use each piece separately...they just pull apart and I pull off the tacky stuff. The napkins and braided napkin rings are from this awesome Etsy shop called Izy and Oly...GORGEOUS things are for sale over in her shop!!! I will be doing a tablescape using these napkins and some of her placemats coming up soon...you will love it! All handmade and beautiful quality!

Izy and Oly etsy shop, braided napkin rings

 

Centerpiece Wednesday- beautiful creative things

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It was a busy week last week getting ready for Easter wasn't it?

I don't know about you my blogging buddies but I find it challenging to stay ahead of the game when a holiday rolls around..I want so much to be snapping gorgeous photos, spending time with my family, creating delicious food, writing great things for each blog post, creating new and exciting crafts or finishing a DIY project along with keeping up with all the regular stuff...grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry...etc.

I wish there were 2 or more of me at times LOL but alas there is only one of me and I simply can't do it all. I continue to love the "art of blogging" as I like to call it....even when it gets crazy! It is a thrill to make something and share it with all my bloggy buddies it's like I have a ton of sisters all over the world...saying..."that is so cute or wow that looks yummy or way to go" you know how to make a girl feel good! I just love blogging with you my "blogging Sista's" you are all just so fun!

Posts you may have missed recently -

Easter dinner on the patio

 

Fashion Friday- Flipped Out

I truly enjoy hosting Centerpiece Wednesday each week and seeing all the beautiful and creative things each of you have been up to...it is always so inspiring to me and hopefully to all of you too.

My favorite picks from last week are-

3-D Carrot box tutorial Pink Polka Dot Creations

Fancy Carrot Cake- Simply Suzanne's

Lunch in the carrot patch- The Painted Apron

Pottery Barn inspired Tuscan vase- Decorated Chaos

DIY beaded vase and candle holders -Homey Oh My

Easter Buffet - Beauxrevesamore

Link on up my creative blogging Sista's

Easter Dinner on the patio

Sunday, April 20, 2014

We had the pleasure of eating our Easter dinner out on the patio tonight...it was absolutely perfect!

Easter dinner on the patio
The sun was shunning, the seagulls were flying overhead and it felt like we were right on the beach! The lake is very close by and attracts many seagulls and I love to hear their squawking caw sound.
I made these flower napkin rings and the tutorial is here
Flower napkin ring tutorial
Family and friends gathering to together to eat
I marinated the chicken thighs in a honey lemon basil
Grilled lemon honey chicken
Honey glazed carrots
Fresh asparagus grilled to perfection
Best Chocolate cake ever!!
Emily is such a great baker and made this homemade chocolate cake that is sooo moist and delish!
Chocolate cake, Easter chocolate cake, moist chocolate cake
Emily used Cadbury eggs to decorate the top of the cake

Everything was lovely!

Hope your Easter was just as lovely.

Karin

 

Fashion Friday- Flipped out

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I was feeling a little sassy today....so I attempted to flip out my hair for a new look...what do you think? Yes those are my grey hairs all over the place....I decided to completely let it go...no more dyeing it. My mom looks beautiful with her salt and pepper so I figured heck why not...it's a pain to keep dyeing all the time.

Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion
For my outfit I paired my turqoise (can you tell I have a thing for turquoise lately) and white striped maxi skirt layered with a white tank and over that the peach tank....I love the ruffles down the front! Then I added a 3/4 sleeve white sweater.
Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion
Just sassin it up lol
Layered ruffles help camouflage the belly

I took this shot outside and didn't even know the sun was cascading over my head like this.

I seriously seriously love this necklace I bought it on Pick Your Plum last year...I hope they get more or at least something like it.
Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion
Someday when my grandkids are older they are going to look at my blog and just laugh at their crazy grandma :)
Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion

Well there you have it.....my sassy flipped out fashion Friday :)

Fashion Friday, fifty something Fashion, modest fashion

Skirt - Nestboutique.com

White sweater- gap outlet

Necklace- Pickyourplum.com

Peach tank- I don't remember

Linking to

DIY Dreamer CedarHillFarmHouse Savvysouthernstyle

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betweennapsontheporch

thededicatedhouse thepinjunkie justusfour

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21 random aconqueredmess thegunnysack

knick of time boogieboardcottage

Not just a housewife Inspiration Exchange party cuisine kathleen, stonegableblog

Seasoned homaker Ivy and elephants CommonGround

Uncommon sliceofsuburbia Coastal Charm Crystelle Boutique

Lambertslately

 

Centerpiece Wednesday linky party! - See and Share

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello everybody!! Welcome to Centerpiece Wednesday linky Party.

I wanted to catch you up on things I've been doing lately if you missed these latest posts-

Yellow and Turquoise Bridal Shower

To die for Mini cheesecake bites

And TIES!! This is a new one I Just made today!
Now onto the party!!
Favs of the week
My Love To create- DIY Upholstered Bench Old Things New Blog- Colored Angel Eggs, Boogie Board Cottage Sea shell clock, The Painted Apron Mini Easter Tablescape and Priscilla's 2000Spring Mantle
Link on up and pin pin pin...invite your friends to show off their talents here on Centerpiece Wednesday!!

Crepe Paper Flowers and Ruffle Streamer Tutorials

Crepe Paper Flowers and Ruffle Streamer Tutorials

Crepe paper flower tutorial, crepe paper ruffle streamers, crepe paper decorations

I used crepe paper rolls from Party Pail to make these super easy ruffle streamers...stack three to four strips of crepe paper as long as you want and sew right down the center using the longest stitch possible. Instant ruffles!

To make it more fluffier....After it is sewn fold your strip in half and snip little strips (make sure you don't cut across the stitch line) fluff it up with your fingers voila your done.

To make these fluffly flowers...follow the same thing as above...only use just one layer and sew down the center to make it gather.
Crepe paper flower tutorial, crepe paper ruffle streamers, crepe paper decorations
Roll into a flower shape and add little drops of hot glue to secure every so often. Spread out petals to form flower.
Secure last little piece with hot glue.

This flower is sewn but not down the middle...towards one side and sew it on the longest stitch again but this time you will have to pull the threads to gather it tightly. Snip the edges to create petals. Here is a great tutorial from Simple Joys that shows exactly how to make this flower and lots more beautiful crepe paper flowers!

I used hot glue to secure the flower edges.

Wad up some crepe paper to make a ball and then take a tiny piece and wrap around the entire wad to make it smooth. Hot glue into the center.

And there you have it :)
Crepe paper flower tutorial, crepe paper ruffle streamers, crepe paper decorations

Come back tonight at 7pm for Centerpiece Wednesday linky party!!

Linking to

DIY Dreamer CedarHillFarmHouse Savvysouthernstyle

Frugal Friday tatertotsandjello

betweennapsontheporch

thededicatedhouse thepinjunkie justusfour

what-about findingfabulous tidymom prototypemama

21 random aconqueredmess thegunnysack

knick of time boogieboardcottage

Not just a housewife Inspiration Exchange party cuisine kathleen, stonegableblog

Seasoned homaker Ivy and elephants CommonGround

Uncommon sliceofsuburbia Coastal Charm Crystelle Boutique

Lambertslately DIY showoff