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I'm an Okie native, but currently an Arkansan. Newlywed. Hairstylist. Lover of all things creative. Pinterest and blog addict. Wanna-be photographer and wedding planner. Jesus follower. I love meeting new people and I'd love for you to stay a while, read a lot, and follow along. I love discovering new blogs so leave me a comment and I'm thrilled you're here!


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Saw It, Pinned It, Did It- #18

Hooray for the SPD linkup coming back! I wasn't quite sure what to blog about without the link-up. I have a huge list of projects lined up to share and I'm really excited about it.
Go check out Katie & Stephanie's blogs for all the fun Pinterest projects.
Today I'm going to share with you what I made for my bridal shower hostess gifts. I came up with the idea in my head, based off of a few projects I've seen floating around Pinterest.
Here are the individual ideas I found on Pinterest:
Dollar Tree Chalkboards
Painted Wooden Spoons
Polka Dot Wine Glasses
And I combined all three, plus a cake stand and dish towel to create this:
You can tell from the picture above that I painted the chalkboards Mint Green and I wrote each hostesses name on them in chalk.
This is what the wine glasses looked like:
Mint and Gold to match the wedding colors
And here are the wooden spoons:
 It's hard to tell in the picture, but I used various shades of green/blue going from dark to light to make it appear ombre.
 I was so excited when I found these dish towels at TJMaxx because they matched the spoons perfectly. Unfortunately, I couldn't find enough towels or wooden spoons so the hostesses' gifts at our second shower were a little different.
This is how I assembled them before I put them on the cake stand and wrapped them up in clear plastic.
These are the different cake stands I made:
I get the plates from Target, TJMaxx, Ross, etc. I find the candlesticks at antique stores and flea markets. I just paint them and glue them to the plates. Super easy and super cheap.
As you can probably imagine, it took a lot of TLC to create 15 hostess gifts. I spent a lot of time on my days off working on these, but it was so fun. I love giving homemade gifts because I love receiving homemade gifts.
Thanks for stopping by. Can't wait to see all the projects linked up!
Happy Thursday!


  1. Oh my goodness. All of this is beyond precious and the most perfect gifts. LOVE LOVE LOVE those glases...the colors couldn't be more perfect!! You did amazing. End of story :)

    Thank you for linking up!


  2. This is freaking adorable!! I definitely need to remember this for when my time comes for hostess gifts! So precious!

  3. Love this! I tried the polka dotted glasses a few month ago but I think yours came out much better!

  4. Love the idea of that gift! Look at all those pretty cake stands you made! I'm impressed! xoxo, Lindsay

  5. This is absolutely fantastic!! I don't think you could have done any better of a job!

  6. I already had plans to paint my wooden spoons, but now I have big plans to make a little cake stand! So look at you! You're my new inspiration!! :)

  7. Love, love, LOVE every. single. thing. on this post! Good work! =)