Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Feelin' crafty

Several months ago the ladies of our church hosted a baby shower. When responsibilities were being divided up, Mom and I volunteered to come up with a centerpiece for the refreshment table.

We searched the internet and decided to make a diaper cake. It turned out to be fun to do, cute to look at, and a real hit with our fellow hostesses and even the mom-to-be.

SO..... when plans for a wedding shower started being discussed a few weeks ago, Mom and I were "assigned" the centerpiece, based on the diaper cake success.

Well, being a wedding shower, another diaper cake wouldn't do.

So we turned to the trusty internet again for some ideas and then headed to Hobby Lobby.

This is what we came up with:
That is a glass pedestal cake stand, topped with a mirror, an assortment of candles, and some glorious gems. The cake stand we already had, along with some odds and ends glass lids, boxes, and candle holders to vary our candle heights. Everything else was bought just for the shower. The pink gems were in the bride's wedding colors.

A different view:
This turned out to be fun to put together and was again well-received by other ladies at the shower.

Which is all well and good, except for we just may have earned ourselves a permanent position as center-piece makers.

You know what we said to each other?

"If you notice, no one ever asks for our cookie recipes."

I guess we'll stick with what we know, hmm?

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Michelle said...

I love it!!! You guys are soooo creative! (And I like the diaper cake idea too, they are fun to make)

Cindy said...

You and your mom have made a name for yourselves "Masterpiece Creators".

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Very pretty!

Jennifer said...

The centerpiece was so pretty...and too funny about asking for your cookie recipes - NO one ever asks for any of my recipes! :) Never really thought about that - but too true!