If you have a little girl, you might be aware of the ‘return’ of these cute loving ponies and unicorns that were once a hit in the 80s. Fun and colorful as they are, it would be natural that many birthdays would take this theme, just like any other fond characters, I guess. I myself had fun decorating six parties in this theme. Here are how I managed to twist each and every one to make it different from the other.
Were you also in that fever when the film came out? We definitely were. My husband and I are fans and so we thought apart from taking Yuara to see the movie, I hosted a Star Wars kids workshop also. The workshop was held at @perpussktr9 and we made lightsabers and masks!
Star Wars Mask DIY What you need: Elastic, craft glue, scissors, felt (black, grey, crème, brown, and pale pink)
How to make: 1. Cut out your piece of felt into the pattern shape you want either for Darth Vader or Princess Leia. 2. Measure the diameter of your head, cut elastic and attach to the sides of the mask. 3. Start cutting the accessories; brown hair buns and rosey cheeks for Princess Leia and grey accents for Darth Vader. Glue on and set aside to dry. Now, measure where to make holes for your eyes. Use a cutter to make a hole and continue cutting a bigger hole with scissors.
Partying is always merrier with the flashes of those disco balls. While we are far from the disco years of the 80s, lucky I found how we can make our own affordable disco balls.
It all started when I decorated for Kanmo Retail Group’s year end party, I thought it could need some sprucing up with more disco balls! This projects actually counts as recycling since we can use those old CDs we just don’t know where to keep anymore.
What you need: Styro ball, a lot of CDs, scissors, glue gun, small hook, and string.
How to make: 1. Cut the CDs into little rectangles and squares. Don’t worry if the length is not the same. You can also experiment triangle-shaped cuts, like I did, that work well too! 2. When you feel like you have the right amount, start sticking from the middle (biggest diameter) on the styro ball in rows all around forming a pattern. Make sure the rows are straight but don’t sweat if it’s not too neat.
3. Keep on sticking until the whole ball is covered with cut CDs. 4. To hang up, insert a hook at the top of the ball and attach with string.
The frosting on top of this DIY was that I was invited to appear on the morning show “Sapa Pagi” on KompasTV to share about this exact project. So really, who can’t disco time anytime-anywhere now?
It’s half past the month of January but it’s never too late to wish you all a Happy New Year! My wish to us all is that we achieve not only the big things but also the little things that really matter to us and make us happy. It’s all worth to work for while not forgetting to continue to count all the blessing we have earned and cherish them more in the new year. I definitely will.
To kick-start the blog this year, in the picture above is a collage of 14 of my favorite projects of 2015. It was really hard to choose out of all the fun projects and workshops I did, but these 14 somehow topped off my list. I hope amongst them were also the best ones you liked too!
If you are a Descendants fan, then this DIY should fit you perfect! A few months back, I hosted a DIY workshop for a party. And we were making this pretty cool Descendants vest! Here are the steps...
What you need: A large piece of felt to make the vest. Felt in other colors, accessories, glue, scissors.
How to make: 1. Fold the left and right side of your large piece of felt so that the ends meet in the middle. Make sure the size is right in height and length so that the vest fits perfect for you. 2. Cut the upper right and left side into a quarter-shaped circle making holes for your arm to go through. 3. Cut the neck part (front and back) to shape a V-neck. How low you want your V to be is totally up to you. 4. The fun part: decorate with felt and accessories at the shoulder, chest, and pocket part of your vest addressing a shape and form of every character. 5. Glue them on and you are done!
These two colors have been the star at the banana and frangipani party I decorated for last month. Don’t you love how I captured them in watercolor, and then printed on some tea towel? It turned out quite pretty if I must say so myself!
The images I designed and painted then became the decoration for both parties, enlarged and stuck on the dessert table and to balloons to add cute little detail.
The movie was a hit and so were these Inside Out character cushions!
For Clea’s 7th party activity last October, we made Inside Out no-sew
cushions. Felt and glue is all you need - an easy and quick way to use
the limited time at a party. You simply trace the character’s pattern
given on to your piece of felt, adjusting the hair, eyes, and
accessories with different colors of felt. Cut, glue and stick!
The Sadness and Joy characters made their way to the kids that joined the holiday workshop presented by Nenen and Perpus SKTR9 this December.
This time, the characters were stitched on to the cushions. Not at all a
fuss for this talented bunch! They also added names and initials to the
pillows making it more personal.
After Joy and Sadness came the Anger and Disgust workshop at @nenenbabyshop's holiday workshop. Here are the pics!