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Flower Press Tutorial- May Day -Bunco

by Holly

We had so much fun planting flowers in our garden last month, and decided we should have some fun with them.  We made flower presses, and had a May Day Bunco Party!!

Here is how I did it:

For the flower press, we used 2 pieces of press board, (Home Depot)  My husband drilled 4 holes in them,  (make sure to drill through 2 pieces at the same time so the hole line up and mark the front and back corner of one side so you always know how to line it up later)  Add some nuts, bolts, and washers.  I had him cut 2 big sheets so each of my Girl Scouts could take home their own flower press to keep.  They cost about $2.50 each when finished.  :)  I also have a big one, with about 16 bolts in it my Dad made for me years ago.  Love it.  I have used it so many times.  Thanks again Dad for always helping me with all my projects.  (I have him working on another project right now)  :)

Adding Flowers:

Open the press, and lay a piece of white typing paper in the press over the bolts. add flowers.  Be sure to lay them face down as flat as possible:

Put a 2nd sheet of white paper on top of that.  Put the top of the flower press back on, and tighten down all the bolts.

Tighten them again every few days.  Wait about a month, and open your press.  Beautiful dried flowers!!

To laminate, I used laminator pockets from Wal-Mart, and a laminating machine, (also bought at Wal-Mart) and added all of my flowers and numbers (cut out on my Gazelle) and ran it through once.

Cut out and your done!

For the Bunco party, I hand painted flowers on each score sheets.  I did these in about 30 minutes, so excuse my not so perfect flowers:

I think this one was my favorite:

My Mom did the cutest little May Pole with mini Wine bottles for favors:

This May Pole was done with a styrofoam ball on a stick stuck in a bucket filled with cement.  Hot Glue, Hot Glue, Hot Glue!!

I made quick little cupcakes and added edible glitter for some sparkle.  Cute cups from Michael’s.

Here is the prize table/ Dessert Table:

Here is the dining table, love love love the twinkle lights and candles.  It was so cute:

Hope you as inspired to press some flowers in your garden.  I have been pressing flowers for years, and have made all kinds of fun things, and saved flowers from important events in my life.  Love all my little keepsakes.   My Girl Scouts made really cute book markers out of theirs.  Wish I had pics to show you.

 


Birthday Party Kitty

Beanie Boo Birthday Party

by Holly

It’s time to Celebrate!

Let’s throw a Party!!

1st, we need to pick out a cake at the Bakery:

(Cakes done in the hoop to fit a tea light candle)

Then we need to make some cookies and appetizers:

We need some party hats and decorations:

We need to set the table:

We need to invited some friends:

Have some yummy appetizers girls!!

OK, everyone sit down at the table, we are going to sing Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl:

Turn off the lights so the candle on the cake can light up the room:

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear Lexi,

Happy Birthday to you!

Cake for everyone!!

The animals used in this set are 6″ Beanie Boos, made by TY.  They can be found at Justice for Girls, and many other retail stores.  The Cakes are done with teal light candles, and would be so cute given as a little gift to a co-worker or a friend.

Almost every little girl I know is collecting them.  I can’t wait to give this set to Lexi for her 11th birthday.  She is going to love it!!!

This set will also work with dolls, hats fit nicely on an 18″ doll, (American Girl Dolls)

Thank You for coming to our party!!  We loved having you over.

Love,

TheYummyFactory.com


Mother’s Day Muffins and Altoid Baby Nursery

by Holly

Every year we go to brunch for Mother’s day with the family.  This year we baked Cinnomon Streusel Muffins for all the Mom’s in the family.  While the muffins were baking, the kids colored the bags, and I hot glued some flowers on.  I think they turned out cute for a last-minute treat.

Me and the kids at brunch:

My new little Altoids Itty Bitty Baby Nursery.  All done in the 4×4 hoop.  This has been a popular little baby!!

http://www.theyummyfactory.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=414

 


Fairy Herb Garden

by Holly

Spring is in the Air!!  Time to grow a garden!!

Mar 20th is the 1st day of spring, soooooooo, we decided to make a herb garden that would also welcome fairies!

Turn a $1 bird house from JoAnn’s into a Fairy houseDraw Guidelines for a door    

Make husband stop what he is doing to cut out the doors.  (Fairy Emergency!)

My Girl Scouts making gardens.  They all turned out sooo cute!!

Paint some rocks to look like friendly bugs

Leave some food for the fairies on tiny tables and chairs.  These are friendship beads, we know that real fairies like to eat a sugar and honey.

Fairies love to dance around the pond

Make some signs for your garden.  We are growing herbs in this garden, but we also did a flower garden in another pot.  It’s fun to have them sitting on our kitchen counter.  Can’t wait to see a spout!! 

Maybe, just maybe, a fairy will visit.  :)


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