Thursday, March 11, 2010

Did You Hear That?

Did you hear that? That was a huge sigh of relief coming from me! The church dinner is over. I finished making nearly seventy favors and eight centerpieces and everything went well. It was a really nice evening. Aaaaaahhhhhh!
I chose to decorate for the event with a spa/spring theme---representing a time to renew & rejuvenate. The centerpieces were hurricanes made from dollar store vases glued a top dollar store candlesticks (I saw the idea on several blogs). Inside was a pansy, still in it's plastic nursery container, wrapped with moss. A mirror and dollar store rocks gave it the finishing touch. Yes, the dollar store is my go-to place for budget decorating!I wanted to send a little something home with each lady based on the theme of the evening. A little reminder that it's important for us, especially as women, to take time just for us. I know that when I do something just for me---be it reading a book or magazine, thrift shopping, lunch with a friend, whatever it is that makes me feel renewed---I am more able to meet the demands of life and give of myself to family and others.
Based on that thought, I put together these little favors made from mouding pieces mod podged with fabric and paper and embellished with rick rack and a metallic scrapbook dot.


A little reminder to do what it takes to
RENEW your spirit every day
.

15 comments:

Just Rhonda said...

Looks like the RS dinner went great!! :)

Patricia said...

How beautiful!!!

Wendy said...

Fantastic! I love it!

I'm in charge of these RS activities every month...please keep sharing your fabulous ideas!

Kerin said...

It looks like you pulled the theme together. Great job!
I love the "renew" theme. Perfect for Spring time.
Have a great day!

Denalee said...

LOVE it, and stealing it! THANK YOU!

Lisa-Marie said...

How beautiful, and so simple. There is nothing in the world really that some ric-rac doesn't make better.

Oh! Is it called ric-rac in the states? The zig-zaggy ribbon I mean. I just realised your name for it may be different.

Screaming Meme said...

Looks GREAT, sweetie! I love it...You are so talented...Come by and meet Poor Pitiful Pearl, My new slipcover I made...Hope to see you there! Meme

Kim said...

Wow Joy! You are an over achiever...truly a girl after my own heart. I love the candle stick vase idea. What type of glue did you use?

I'm sure every one just loved it!

Grandma said...

What a creative idea! The message is one we all need. By the way, I want to tell you I bit the bullet! I SPRAY PAINTED my bathroom cabinets black!! Just got done and they are beautiful. Like you said Instant gratification. Does that count as something for me? I think so!!!! Thank you I never would have been brave enough (or thought of it) to use spray paint. I love it!!!

Jake and Krystal said...

Wow, Joy! That looks amazing! You did a great job! I love the blue you chose and the fresh flowers. And, the hurricanes on the candle stick holders look fantastic! Love it, just love it!

Kasey Hunt said...

Turned out great. Way to go!!

Paige said...

That looks great! You have been a busy bee. Have a great weekend!

Craftify It! said...

Very cute & Thanks...I need that reminder:)

Down Bedding said...

LOVE those centerpieces!

Kim said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your church friends must have been so delighted with the results.

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