{DIY} Napkin Flower Poms

This is such a great DIY.  I made these cute flower poms for a  Senior Prom Dessert Table.

The poms are made from napkins instead of tissue paper.   Yep, you heard me right.

  When I found these adorable napkins in the soft, blush pink I needed, I was so excited!

I just love polka dots and that was what I chose for the dessert table sign (check out below).

    They’re made exactly the same way as tissue poms, so super easy!

I love that there are many more options and they are more durable than tissue paper.

So let’s get started.

You can use either the dinner or the beverage size napkin.  In this case, I used the beverage size.

You’ll also need a little thin wire and some scrapbooking paper.

Open the napkin,  smooth it out and begin layering .

I stacked 8 napkins on top of each other evenly.

Begin at one end & make a one inch fold and crease well,

Turn over the stack and crease again.

Continue flipping the stack over and creasing accordian style until it is all folded.

Find the center and fasten with a small thin wire.

Begin with the top layer and gently pull the napkin forward

Continue layer by layer until it’s all filled out.  Isn’t it pretty?

I used a paper punch to make circles for the center of my flowers and  attached with a puff dot.

And there you have it.   I love the way they turned out!  Don’t you?


To see the whole dessert table, click here.

Who knew napkins could be so much fun!

{Sweet Inspiration} Burlap Beauty

Have you noticed that you can’t pick up a decorating magazine these days without seeing something made of burlap?

Burlap is an inexpensive fabric with lots of texture and is very versatile. I personally really like it. Thought it might be fun to take a look around and see how this fun fabric is being used.

Blessings of a Lifetime

How about creating a chic piece of home decor?  Just wrap a piece of burlap around a canvas , secure and stencil on a pretty design.

Have you thought about maybe wearing burlap. Yep, you can with this cute rosettes bracelet.

Brassy Apple

These rosettes are cute as a bracelet or maybe clip them in your hair or even on your shoes.

How about a burlap bulletin board? Why not spruce up your work area or kitchen by covering a bulletin board with burlap and tacking it down with decorative brads. Pretty!


This next idea is kind of a novel one.

Want to make your business cards stand out?

Back them with burlap fabric and fringe around the edges.

This is one card you won’t forget.

Carolyn Homework

White House Black Cat

How about this adorable bunny pillow?  Too cute!

And finally, we got in the act too.

Our  “SO ‘TWEET” baby bunting is so sweet accented with beautiful satin ribbons on the ends.

Perfect way to welcome baby home~notice the little birds on the ends?

{Available for purchase in our shop opening soon. Please email us with inquiries.}


Well, I hope you enjoyed this l”Burlap Beauty” and it inspires you to add some burlap to your home.

{Parties} “Sweet On You” Valentine’s Day Party

As you may know,  I love to sew and I’m always creating something for the house. Well after making these lip pillows I was really happy with the way they turned out and decided to build a  Valentine’s Day party  around them.

Since  I already had the  large lip candy mold,  I picked up some lip stickers and was on my way.

Needing a way to display the lip suckers,  I created the cake with styrafoam layers and covered with decorative scrapbooking paper.  I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

Now that I had my cake,  it began to evolve into sweets and more sweets, hence the name “Sweet On You”.

The icecream cones are giant marshmallows tucked into a sugar cone,  dipped in colored chocolate and covered in sprinkles.  Our little colored springs are a perfect display for these goodies.

Miniature sundae glasses, that I picked up last summer at an antique mart featured our mini cupcakes which are topped with turquoise suckers.

We frosted the cake with turquoise rock candy and accented the cake stand with the colorful gumballs.

Little meringue cookies made a perfect topping for the cake.

Sundae dishes where filled with conversation hearts and pixie candy stix where used as stirs.

We’re thrilled to feature our new table runner, so colorful with giant ric rac trim.

Trying to keep the sweets easy, a few boxes of Oreo Cakesters decorated with heart sprinkles did the trick.

 A little Milk & Cookies anyone?

We filled two large sundae glasses with gumballs and M & M’s topped with a saltwater taffy lid.

Our old fashion candy jars were filled with strawberry heart marshmallows. Don’t you just love the lids?

Everyone was happy to receive a little take-home box of goodies to enjoy later.

Oh, and did we mention how much fun the kids had?

Complete party styled by Party Patisserie.

Table runner, old fashion candy jar, colorful wire spring stands, are available  from Party Patisserie.


{Party Themes} Vintage Valentine Party

Today I’m thrilled to feature this gorgeous Shabby Chic Valentine Party by Cris from Crissy’s Crafts.

 Cris loves vintage style  (a women after my own heart),  and when she was contacted by  Bird from Bird’s Party to style a party around her new printable collection, she was thrilled. The Love Bird collection is utterly adorable and oh so sweet.

The party was held outdoors and she used props from around the house.  The thrift shop was great for finding the perfect small treasures for the sweets table.

I liked that Cris used a trellis to hang mason jars filled with silk pink hydrangeas as a backdrop for the cupcake table.

She also used her daughters desk to display all the yummy treats.  They include chocolate bonbon (from Brazil), dark fudge kettle corn, oreo cakesters, strawberry chocolate filled marshmallows, love birds chocolate cupcakes and chocolate dipped puffs. Most of the goodies were store bought and she made them look a little more festive.  The vintage ribbon garland was made by A to Zebra Celebrations.


Healthy snacks were also on the menu like whole wheat love bird sandwiches and vegetables shots.  The children followed her rule that they need to eat healthy foods before they attacked the sweets!

A large table was set for the girls to sit at and enjoy the treats complete with a flower centerpiece that Chris made out of soda cans. ( very clever)  I like the vintage napping rings that she made too. Beautiful cloth napkins that were purchased at the thrift shop for 30 cents a piece were a great bargain and the girls loved using them.

For a take home gift, the children made bracelets and put in cute metal tins embellished with more printables.

           Our sweet little party girl looks adorable in her adorable headband by Vintage Rose Wraps.

Diy pillow favor boxes and pink organza bags were filled with kisses, M& M’s and Hershey’s Miniatures.

 Cris also used the printable scrapbook paper, cupcake toppers, printable cut-outs and editable buffet cards form the collection to embellish the dessert table items like the white frames, the cupcakes, the wooden birds and the doily banner.

What a gorgeous party!  Thank you Crissy’s Crafts for all your wonderful inspiration.


Party Styling: Crissy’s Crafts

Valentine’s Printable Collection: Bird’s Party
Love Birds Cupcake Topper: Edible Details 
Vintage Ribbon Garland: AtoZCelebration
Girls hairbands: Vintage Rose Wraps

Poms: Pom Flair


{Party Inspiration} “Monkey Business” Valentine Party

 Today I’m excited to feature this adorable and playful party by Candybar Couture.

Marjenah got her inspiration for the party from these playful little Sock Monkeys she found on a shopping trip.

The bright colors of orange and yellow offer a nice addition to the typical red and pink for Valentine’s Day.

I love how she displayed these colorful little guys in the candy dishes. (hope they don’t eat to much)

The Sock Monkeys appear again, this time in cake pop form.  Great idea to display them in a bed of bright yellow candy beads.

Carrying the stripe theme from the little monkeys to the backdrop is a great way to provide continuity.

I’m love’n the banner too?

Don’t you just love the vibrant colors of the candy and the cupcake toppers?

Paper baskets are another fun option for displaying more colorful candy.

Check out the embellished clothes pins.  Sweet!

These heart shaped containers provide a nice take-home gift.

Monkey Business sure is a lot of fun!

Thank you Candybar Couture for sharing your party with us!

Printables: Whimiscal Printables

Cookies:  Hayley Cakes and Cookies.com

Cake Pops: Cake POP-in’

Cupcakes:  Jazzy Cupcakes

Monkey applique:  The Card Shop of Etsy

{Sweet Inspirations} Valentine Day ideas

I just love Valentine’s Day and there are so many cute ideas out there.

I recently discovered this first one: A printable heart shape box.

Very sweet and easy to make.

More Style Than Cash.com

How about some Red Velvet cupcakes?  You can make these too!

Glorious Treats

Do you have a Scrabble lover ?

If so, how about surprising them with a secret message spelled out?  So fun!

Bake 350

Aren’t these  paper valentine pouches cute?  The best part is they are so easy to make.

 Give as a gift.  Oh, I’d  love to receive it!

These are so pretty!

Better Homes and Gardens

How about this “sweet”  little duo?

Who said gingerbread is just for Christmas?

Party Patisserie

These sweeties were a special Valentine order and are made of felt.

They have become so popular that we are now offering them for sale.

(If you’re interested leave me a comment or send an email.)


Sure hope you enjoyed all the Valentine ideas!

{Sweet Treats} Are you ready for some Football?

 The big day that our husbands/boyfriends have been waiting for is almost here.

Okay, I like football and will watch it,  but truthfully, I prefer getting all the snacks and decorations ready a little more. I really look forward to our friends & family getting together to make merry on this big day.

 I’ve gathered up some ideas to get us started, so we better get going~the clocks a ticking.

To start, it might be fun to make Seven Layer Bean Dip in individual  glass jars. I love this idea! Then everyone can grab one and move around freely. You can get these little canning jars at Walmart.

Get the recipe here  via: Martha Stewart

How about we add a little Sweet & Spicy Pretzels to the mix?

Recipe is here~via Martha Stewart

Any Guacamoli lovers?  This is so fun!

Photo & recipe via Absolutely Monica

Up next we have some Whoopie Pies shaped like what else? Footballs.

Photo & recipe via here

All this fun eating going on~ maybe we should add something a little more healthy.

Strawberries. Chocolate Strawberries that is. Couldn’t resist these.

Recipe here

What’s that you say?  You’d like a few more to pick from?  Okay!

Round up via 20 going on 80

1. Football Cake Pops from Baked With Love & Butter
2. Football Pizza from Kraft
3. Football Cheese Ball from Kraft
4. Chocolate Football Whoopee Pies from Spencer and Hilary
5. Football Cupcakes from Betty Crocker
6. Football Deviled Eggs from My Recipes
7. Game Day Juice Box from And Everything Sweet
8. Football Cheese and Crackers from Give Me Some Oven
9. Football Shaped Brownies  from Taylor Takes A Taste
10. Popcorn Football Field Printable from Kara’s Party Ideas
11. Football Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Shari’s Berries
12. Football Sugar Cookies from Catch My Party
13. Football Andes Mint Cake from Martha Stewart

And finally~some inspiration from Wants & Wishes including their football pack printables.

Be sure to check out Wants & Wishes for the printables.

So there you have it. I hope we have inspired you to get your game on!

{Sweet Inspiration} Valentine DIY Round-up

It has been so much fun cruising around the web and seeing what all you  creative kids are up too.

I’ve seen Valentine’s Day food, parties, decorating etc. You name it!

Well, I thought I’d share with you some of the fun I’ve had and maybe by the time this little tour is over we’ll be ready to create a little Valentine love too!

First stop…

Nest of Posies



Easy Made Invitations

Lisa Storms

Lisa Storms

Lisa Storms

Well, I hope you enjoyed the little tour and now  feel inspired to try something you’ve seen here.

{Sweet Treat} Valentine Goodies

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching,  I thought you might like to see some of the goodies I have spotted around the web to inspire you.

Pure eye candy!

I fell in love with this “glam girl cupcake.  (love her headband)

photo via:  Cutest Foods

Love’n these cute little cake pops displayed in the gravy boat.

photo via: The Bakery Spot

These little raspberry beauties sure say I Love You!

photo via: Cutest Foods

Aren’t these white cakes pops beautiful and elegant?

photo via:  The Bakery Spot

Send your valentine these sweet cupcakes with a chocolate heart on top.

photo via:  Cutest Foods

How about a Snoopy Cake?

photo via:  Cutest Foods

Well I hope you got a little inspiration today!

Thanks for stopping by. More Valentine fun coming!

{Party Themes} City Chic Girl’s Night In

We are thrilled to share with you this chic and fun idea for a girl’s night in party created by us at Party Patisserie.

We all need a “grown-ups” night once in awhile so, on this night, we decided to “glam it up” and have a City Chic Girls Night In.

The inspiration for the party was this great “glam-girl” statue that I already had and my pink and black damask boxes which I love.

My goal was to have a night of laughs, sweets, chick flicks and relaxing.

Let the party begin with this beautiful invitation from Easy Made Invitations.

I love to design tables using unexpected items. My pink,  round damask hatbox serves as a perfect piece to hold the popcorn, while the smaller version holds wrapped chocolate candies.  To give them both a lift, I attached black wooden craft balls (that I painted), to the bottom as feet. They provide a nice contrast against the pink tablecloth.

It looks great up against our the chic pillows that we used later in the evening.

The  tablecloth is actually a drapery panel that fit over the table perfectly.  Great find!

White plates glued to white wooden candlestick holders are perfect for serving up yummy chocolate fortune cookies complete with a hidden fortune baked inside.  What kind of girl’s night would this be without chocolate?

Our pink frosted pretzels and cupcakes are sprinkled with pearl candies to match the pearls our “glam-girl” is holding.

The cute black & white damask box was a perfect way to raise the black cake stand and give it prominence on the table.

These darling little black & white damask  bags from The Posh Event Design Group are filled  with chocolates.

I also designed the black & white serving tray to serve up our cocktails and goodies. (the DIY for the tray is here).

The posh, upholstered headboard, that we created,  serves as a perfect backdrop for our theme. (This DIY is coming soon!)

To add a punch of color we used extra large pink poms against the backdrop.

Each of my girlfriends grabbed a pillow to cozy up with during the movies.

At the end of the evening each of my guests went home with a “chic pillow” and a little damask print gift bag filled with chocolates and a fortune cookie.

Sure hope you enjoyed our City Chic Girls Night In party!

Event & Table Styling: Party Patisserie

Photography: Party Patisserie

Desserts: Party Patisserie

Invitation: Easy Made Invitations

Printables: The Posh Event Design Group

Pillows: Party Patisserie Etsy Shop