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I often lament my inability to do anything crafty successfully. I try something I see either in a magazine or on Pinterest (damn that web site! Damn it all to hell!!) and I end up drinking 8 glasses of wine just to quell my rage, which means my projects turn out like this. I mean, not like they weren’t going to look like crap anyway, but binge drinking rarely helps when icing a cake. Trust me.
But since this is the year of the challenge, I have GOT to find a way to make something from scratch that doesn’t end in tears and a hangover. I KNOW I can do this. I went to college on an academic scholarship, for Pete’s sake, I can make cute shit! I CAN!
So. I have two upcoming events I’m hosting (that sounds WAY more formal than they really are. We are talking a baby shower and a 1st birthday, not Diddy’s White Party.) and I have been SCOURING the internet (and that damn Pinterest. GOD, THAT SITE) for easy and cute decoration ideas that even a moron like me can do.
And I don’t want to jump the gun, but I think I may be on to something.
Now, I know I need to keep my abilities in mind when I get inspired by something like this. No chance I could pull this off. None. But. With a little patience and practice (yes, I am practicing my crafts), I have taken some aspects of that shower and many others I’ve seen, and come up with some ideas. And I would LOVE some input from you experts out there. (This is a cry for help. Please do not ignore it.) I’ve already mastered tissue paper flowers, which pretty much is the craftiest thing I’ve ever pulled off, so you can bet there will be about 500 of those.
The lovely mom-to-be that is the recipient of the baby shower I’m helping throw described her nursery theme as “whimsical” and it has precious owls and birds, butterflies, trees and flowers in muted shades of green, pink, purple and white. So I want to use those ideas for the shower decor. Today I found what I thought were some GREAT finds at Target in the dollar section (Sidebar: How much do you love the dollar section at Target?? Holy balls, it is the best. Toys, books, decorations, art supplies and it is all ONE DOLLAR.) that were meant for Valentine’s Day, but I think with some CREATIVITY, I can blow out this shower.
So here are my finds. ANY suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!