Monday, March 19, 2012

Dress up a Water Bottle

A few months ago I had a surprise party for my good friend AMY.
I wanted to make the party EXTRA special.
Sometimes it's the little details,
that make a difference.

So...why not dress up the water bottles.

I headed over to Michaels to get the supplies.
All I needed was some pretty wrapping paper,
a paper punch and clear WIDE tape.

Here's what I got.

I used Microsoft Publisher to make the labels.
I am NOT a computer wizard.
I'm sure many of you could do a much better job.

Once my "very simple" labels were printed,
I cut them out with the scalloped punch.

I cut strips of wrapping paper,
long enough to go around the bottle.

Next step... glue the decal to the strip of wrapping paper.
Almost done.....

Now attach the paper to the bottles.
I was planning on putting the water bottles
 in a decorative tub with ice.
I knew the paper would get wet and the printer ink would run.

The internet is a WONDERFUL thing.

Using  the clear tape made the job easy!

Next time you're having a party,
think about dressing up the watter bottles.

It's all in the DETAILS!

I'm starting to plan a graduation party.
Stop by to see my graduation party ideas
here at my Pinterest Board.

I'll be posting  to the following wonderful sites...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Africa Dresses for Little Girls

How can one pillowcase touch a life in Africa?

It’s simple,
cloth a little girl in a dress made from that simple pillowcase.

That’s exactly what my Friday morning bible study decided to do!

Last Friday afternoon we spent the afternoon sewing some dresses.
Here’s some of the dresses….

We used pillowcases for some of them
and the others were made from my “Fabric Stash”.

There were four of us
 and in that one afternoon we completed 8 dresses.

This one was a pillowcase I purchased at an estate sale.

Love the contast bottom fabric!

The pattern is SIMPLE.
HERE it is.

My Friends do not sew.
 I showed them what to do and THEY DID IT!

Bias tape is used for the cute bow ties at the shoulders.

I loved this pillowcase that I found at the Salvation Army.

I cut the bottom off of the pillowcase
and added it to some  of my “Stash Fabric”.

The appliqu├ęs were hand sewn onto the pillowcase.

It was a great buy for $1.50!

All the dresses are ready to be shipped.

My hopes are that these little girls
will wear the dresses and know
 that there are people they will never meet,
 who care about them.

Last Friday was a PERFECT day for me.

We studied God’s Word and then put His Word into practice…

Would you like to bring a smile to a little girls face.

Here’s more information on
 “Dresses for Little Girls in Africa”.

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