Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Come for the award, stay for the idea!

Thanks to everyone who blog-hopped to my Mad Tea Party! And a HUGE thank you to Vanessa for hosting - it was SO much fun!

I hope you will forgive me being so late in posting the giveaway winner but I spent a long weekend at my friend's house with her and her 6 week old baby. That's a pretty good excuse, hmm?

And the winner is....


Sneaky job Brittany! It was that second "already a follower" entry that got you the prize. So congratulations! Just send your address to and I'll get your goodies in the mail!

I just love giveaways; so much fun. :)

On to the idea!


For all of us Americans our 4th of July Independence Day celebration usually means a barbecue, a picnic, some kind of gathering in the sunny outdoors. I don't know about you, but my plastic utensils are all completely mismatched now. I refuse to buy new when these will do but I'd like it to look less like I ran around to camp or picnic sites stealing a knife here and a fork there. To add a little unification and to take some of the hassle out of the food line I bundled the utensil sets inside a napkin and bound it together with a festive paper flower in flag colors.

The flower I made using the same instructions from this post. Instead of leaving them white as I did there, I watered down some acrylic craft paint and applied it like I did in this post. Do you like how I'm making you run all over my old posts to get to the finish line? I promise I'm not just being mean. :)

When your flowers are ready this is how I wrapped them:

How cute is that?

If you'd like a little something to give to friends and neighbors you could try what I did, and just leave it as a bouquet. Just a little something to say "Happy 4th!"

And all it's going to cost is computer printer paper, paint, some floral wire and a little time.


the ungourmet said...

Those little flowers would look cute in that little sugar shaker of yours!

Brittany said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
I have never won anything before!!! Ever!

Those earrings are precious! :)

Thank you, Molly!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Those flowers are so cute! I love them as napkin rings.

Xazmin said...

So cute! What a fun summery and fun!

Anonymous said...

These are just darling! I checked out your other post and I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

I BLEED PINK said...

What a cute idea. Another great craft idea!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

There you go, being a Clever Connie again. Thanks for always sharing your fun ideas. And thank you for adding your prayers to ours regarding our mother. So very appreciated!!!