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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
source:http://carolinebucky.wix.com/bucky-beaverwedding
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!

7 comments:

  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!

    Katie

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

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

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

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

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  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!! :)

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

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