9.08.2009

Fleurs and cakestands~


So what are all the fashionable elementary-school girls wearing these days?

Flowers.

In their hair, that is.

And since it is extremely important for a six-year-old to be fashion forward, my sweet friend Trisha and I spent the better part of one morning last week, deconstructing silk flowers and then reconstructing them into pretty posies for our girls' hair.

In all honesty, it was a bit more work than I thought it would be...I had visions of just gluing clips on the back of each flower. No such luck. But on the bright side, I didn't burn myself with my hot glue gun for the first time...ever! Ha!



They turned out quite pretty, though, and they had the added benefit of causing the Princess to ASK me to do her hair every morning. If I'd know that was going to happen, I'd have made some ages ago!




And look at the wonderful cake stand I won from a giveaway by sweet Layla at The Lettered Cottage! Thanks so much Layla!!




This photo - The Lettered Cottage
Oh, and I almost forgot...Frugal Friday Linky Party here! Friday! Be there! Please. ;-)
Have a great day~

17 comments:

Shannon said...

Love those flowers! I am making some flowers right now for a few projects;one being a flower headband for my 5 year old.. and maybe myself.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

oh i love those! might have to post a how-to so I can make some for my 6-year old!

hugs - Tracy.

{ L } said...

You're a LUCKY winner! I LOVE that!

Laura said...

Love the hair clips - what a lucky little girl you have! I love your new header!

Shannon said...

Those are very cute! Love that cakestand too!

duchess said...

Congrats on the cake stand & what cute accessories.

Kasey said...

super cute girlie.
xo

Lettered Cottage said...

Congratulations Wendy!

I hope you enjoy the pedestal!

Layla :-)

Darlene said...

Those are too cute in her hair. Congratulations on the win!

LuLu & Co. said...

Who doesn't love a flower in there hair! so cute!!! and loving your cake stand!
xo,
LuLu

Carol said...

I've been wanting to make some of those. I thought that all you had to do was hot glue the flower to the clip, thanks for the info! I still want to make some. I hope I don't burn my fingers!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Well, duh! I never thought of mixing and matching the flowers!! :) Great tip. :)

Your new cake stand is lovely!

I'm hosting my 2nd Decorating Dilemmas Party tonight/tomorrow. (It will be up after 10-ET tonight) I hope you might be able to stop by if you have anything to share (dilemma or solution!). :) There is a giveaway for partygoers. ;)

julie said...

yes! i love those sweet flowers! congrats! i so wanted to win but was so excited for you when i saw your name! yay!!!

Amber said...

Congratulations on the beautiful cake stand! When I saw your name on Layla's list of winners I was excited for you! :)

paige said...

lucky girlie!!
love the pedestal!
happy fall--almost--& i love the blog makeover
xo

Holly said...

oooh la la, I love the cake stand.

A girl can never have too many flowers can she??

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Flowers are so fun to create to wear to decorate with! I love the colors you chose. Congrats on your cake stand! cherry