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Candle Holder Turned Cake Stand

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I found this little cutie amongst the candles in Target the other day. 

 It is meant to hold a large pillar candle, but I much prefer the idea of it holding some sweet treat. 

It was a steal too.  I think there was  30 odd percent off Target’s candle range and I also had a voucher, so it cost me less than $5.

I love it when you nab a cute bargain!

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Pinwheel Table Runner

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I saw a cute DIY table runner featured on Tip Junkie last week from the blog, Green Wedding Shoes.  I thought this would be adorable as a table runner for my niece’s afternoon tea birthday party.

Picking out a few pieces of pink, yellow and blue paper in various sizes to match the paint chip garland I made the other day, I got a folding.

I followed  Jen’s easy tutorial, although I found that I needed more paper than she suggested to make a full pinwheel.  All in all I made five pinwheels, two of which I used alternating colours in.

After having a little bit of a play with them on my table, I really like them as a decorating idea.

I think these would look cute at a whole host of occasions.  It would look gorgeous in patterned and textured papers for a more adult affair.

Tune back in a few days to see it laid out for my niece’s birthday celebration.

Easter Centrepiece

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Easter Centrepiece

I have been surfing the blogosphere in the last week looking at all the beautiful Easter decorations and projects people undertake at this time fo the year.   In the past I would have found dozens of fantastic ideas, planned to do 99% of them but in reality got around to doing about 1% of them.  This year I have been more realistic and chosen just a few things to do – mostly ones that can include my 3-year-old.

So before I get to my latest Easter decoration project – my Easter table centrepiece, I will give you a run down on the few things we have done so far.

Our Easter decorations began with the addition of Sooty and Snowflake to our household.  We aren’t allowed to have bunnies as pets here in Queensland and we don’t have any living pets in the Crooked home either, so these are the next best thing.  No food to buy and no cleaning up! Master O has fallen in love with them. 

We painted some styrofoam eggs, rolled them in glitter and hung them on some artificial Pussywillow branches I picked up from freedom.

We made some fingerprint chick place cards and gift tags.  You can read about how we did these here

My husband has been loving the cake pops we made the other day. You can read about them here.

Master O did an Easter mask workshop at a local shopping centre the other day.  A little scary to my way of thinking but he is happy to have it hanging in his room.  We baked and decorated some Easter egg biscuits last night.  And now to my Easter centrepiece.  I have never created a celebration centrepiece before so I really did not know where to start or what I should do.  Inspiration struck when I found this cute ceramic bunny and painted blue eggs at Bed Bath and Table the other day.  They had 50% off so I just had to have them.

Considering the palate of these purchases I decided that blue, green and yellow would be my table colours this Easter.  I popped the bunny on a cake stand, wrapped him in some moss I had purchased some time ago at Freedom Home and strategically placed the blue eggs around him.  On our walk this morning, Master O stopped to pick some daisies and we decided to place these on the centrepiece to bring in the colour yellow.  So here is how it turned out…

I am quite happy with it considering I am a centrepiece novice.  I think centrepieces are a really effective decoration and I will be looking to make others for future special events.  If you want to have a go at one yourself, take to the net as there is some great inspiration out there.

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