Friday, May 28, 2010

4th of July table decoration

Well I didn't get anything made early enough yesterday to post. I put my youngest on a place to San Francisco where she will live for a year. It will be a long year for me! I miss her already.

I was in Target the other day picking up some things for her trip when I spotted a few things I thought I could use for a challenge. The Hand Stamped Sentiments blog has an Anything But a Card challenge this week. When I walked past the $1 spot in Target I saw something but didn't give it another thought. As I was walking through the store my mind started racing and before we checked out I went back and picked up the 1 item as well as another one there I could use.

Are you wondering what I got? Well I saw a small tin pail that had a punched star on the front and back. I thought it would be cute to punch some stars and stick in the pail to make a 4th of July table decoration. I also spotted a pen with red streamers (like pom poms) on the end. I pick up one of those also as I thought I could use those to hang from the stars. My thought was to make a star streamer similar to a princess wand to stick in the pail.

I started by using my large and small star punch and punched a bunch of stars out. I then cut apart the streamers on the pen and using sticky tape applied them to the back of the star. I pulled out my skewers and using Zots applied the star to the skewer. I then used another Zot to apply a star to the other side of the skewer so there is a star on each side.

Once I had the stars together and stuck in the pail I had some extra stars left and decided to decorate the outside of the pail. Once I did that it still needed something. That is when it hit me to add a ribbon bow to the skewer. My picture does not do the decoration justice. It was so tall I had a hard time photographing it. Here is my final creation.
























close up of 1 skewer













close up of pail











Stampin' Up Supplies
Paper:
Brilliant Blue, Real Red, white Accessories: small & large star punches, Brilliant Blue marker, Real Red & white grosgrain ribbon, Zots

So what do you think of my table decoration? Let me know by leaving me a comment. I am working on a couple of cards for my workshop next week so check back later today to get a peek. Thanks for looking and have a Fabulous Friday!

Robbie

4 comments:

Shannon said...

Isn't the Dollar Spot the best? I {heart} Target! Great project, perfect for the 4th festivities. Going there today in fact, will have to see if they have these at mine. Thanks Robbie for joining us again at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Diane said...

OMGosh, how cute is that. Love the patriotic theme and I lovvvve anything for a buck, lol.

I came here via Handstamped Sentiments. Hope you can visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

Genny said...

Super cute table decoration. This will look great on Memorial day or 4th of July. Great job! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Genny said...

Super cute table decoration. This will look great on Memorial day or 4th of July. Great job! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.