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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:28 pm 
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For the past couple of months, I've been making some DIY projects to use at Megan's bridal
shower this July. My goal is to get everything done before it's officially summer here because
by then - I won't want to be in the house crafting.

Last week-end, I made a "Future Mrs. West" banner to hang on a backdrop. Meg will sit in front
of the backdrop to open her gifts. (Found the portable frame for backdrop at Walmart.com and the
ruffle curtains were on clearance for less than $10. a panel!)

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This is a decorative piece that I made with some polka dot paper, a black frame I had and wasn't using,
an embroidery hoop, love metal word that I've had for couple years, some garland baby breath & a
pink tissue carnation that I made. Honestly...I am the thriftiest crafter you'll ever meet. :lol:
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I found dark pink napkins on-line for .47 cents each and then made the napkin rings out of black
cardstock (made the bow ties w/my cricut) and some ribbon bling that I found at the Dollar Tree.
I needed to make 40 black bow tie napkin rings. They took a few days to finish.
(The Kate Spade box was on clearance at TJMaxx - I bought two of these last year when Meg said
she wanted a Kate Spade color themed shower.) I'm always on the look out for things on clearance.


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I don't have a pic, but I also made scalloped edged placemats - out of....black and white striped
heavy weight wrapping paper. haha! Found it at TJMaxx as well.

Last Fall I found some berry pink spray paint on clearance at Walmart for $2.00. I thought...buy
that...you may find a way to use it on a project for shower. So this morning, I had the idea to
paint a flower pot w/black, white, gold and pink. I had all the paint colors with the pink in spray
paint can. The white paint was hard to get perfect, but I'm happy with the pink and painted the
interior of the pot pink, too. It turned out so pretty in there I didn't want to put a plant inside.
So then I thought putting gift cards in the pot would be a cute and original idea.

Here is the before pot that I had in the garage.
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And here's the after.
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We're going to have all of the guests bring Meg a recipe.
I made this book to display - and then she can put all of her shower recipes inside.
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I also made the centerpiece vases. I used candlestick bases, crackle votives & ribbon bling - all
from the Dollar Tree and they turned out so cute. I'm looking for a pic of these from my phone
and will share if I find it.

I've had a TON of FUN working on the bridal shower.
We're doing all our own decorations for the wedding, too. I'm a little nervous about that - I've
never decorated at a wedding before. I'll have a "Day-of Coordinator" who I have hired, so that
will make it easier on those of us who want things to look perfect. :roll: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:35 pm 
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Patti, you did a marvelous job!! I love the Yankee approach.....and the creativity. Megan is a very lucky bride.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:46 pm 
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You amaze me with your creativity and talent, Patti. Truly. Everything you've made is so unique and awesome. Megan is blessed to have you as a future mother-in-law. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:51 pm 
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Awesome job!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:53 pm 
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Fabulous!!! It bears repeating...you are a very talented lady! Thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:55 pm 
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Thanks, ladies!

I posted this engagement pic on Facebook a while ago.
For those of you who didn't see it...this is our youngest son, Matthew. Just turned 30 on Saturday.
This is Megan. She'll be 30 in July. They graduated HS together, but didn't know each other until
they were in their twenties. They've been dating for 5 years and have been living in sin for 1.

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p.s. Megan is 5' tall. Matt is 6'1". The photographer had her standing on a stool. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:13 pm 
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I found a pic of the shower centerpieces.
I just glued these two pieces together and added the bling.

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I plan to add a small bow to each vase with the flowers.
These vases cost less than $3.00 to make.
I've already priced out the pink roses and will be getting them from Price Chopper
floral department. Each vase will cost about $5.00 to fill. That's under $10. per centerpiece.
:lol: :lol: Cracks me up!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:23 pm 
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Here is the bridal shower favor.

I made these tiny tags and tied them on each hexagon glass jar.
We'll fill the jars with dark pink M&Ms (Matt & Megan, get it?) - they came in the mail last week.
I added the vinyl gold heart (cut from my cricut) to the front of each jar.

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Wow!! Very Nice!

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Everything is gorgeous but I especially love the cookbook!

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You rock Patti

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:01 pm 
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Awesome Patti , again so talented !! Beautiful pic of the couple also !
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:40 pm 
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patti you are amazingly talented. i love the colors, can't wait to see what you do for the wedding. this could be a nice little career for you!

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Absolutely wonderful and made with love too!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:43 pm 
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Patti, you are so talented!
Everything you touch turns to Gold!
Your creativity is unmatched, I do not know how you do it.
You are just magical!!!
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