Monday, 24 September 2012

Princess TuTu Centrepieces



The fall event for our church's women's ministries was on Saturday.  As I have for the past 2 or 3 years, I decorated the tables.  The event had a princess theme, so I departed from the usual autumn colours and went with Cinderella colours: blue and gold.  I got the tutu idea weeks before hearing about the event's theme when I saw the glitter tulle for sale at Marshall's Fabric.  I couldn't resist it!  Although my home and person required a thorough de-glittering when I was done.  I had to go back and buy more tulle.  At which point I discovered they didn't have enough of the Cinderella blue.  So half the centrepieces had teal and gold tutus instead.  And I was running out of time so I began tying two strips on at a time, which gave a less stripey look that I liked better, although the knots weren't quite as pretty.

This was the quickest set up I've ever done!  Usually it takes me two to three hours, but this time I left the kids at home with Kevin and got it done in less than an hour!



Photo by my lovely friend Heidi.
What I wore: This is my H&M uniform: jeans and top.  I quite like that top!
It's an off-white shimmery batwing t-shirt thing.
I also wore my leopard print flats, a necklace by Orange Avocado,
a bracelet by Peacock and Lime, and a Pandora bracelet.


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19 comments:

  1. That is SO much fun!! Your decorations look 'dreamy' :) You look beautiful as well :)

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    1. Aw, thanks Chelsea! The decorations were so fun to do.

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  2. They were very lovely. Just like the person who made them.

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  3. Those are darling!!! What a cute idea. I know what you mean about glitter. It's so gorgeous for projects, but I swear the house is coated for a month after you get it out :-)! Happy Monday to you!

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    1. I'd do way more glittery projects if it wasn't such a mess. Once I made glittered ballet flats. Which were gorgeous! But every time I wore them, I shed glitter as I walked, even after 3 coats of sealer ;-)

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  4. The tables were lovely, and you are gorgeous!

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  5. You always come up with something really neat for this event, Jo. I love this!! Would be perfect for a little girl's birthday party too.

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    1. That's what I was thinking. Or a baby shower or bridal shower. I hope they get used again instead of languishing in the WM closet waiting for someone to come by two decades later and say, "What were they thinking?" as they toss the glittered mini-tutus into the garbage ;-)

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  6. This is SO cute. I can picture this perfectly for a bridal shower or baby shower!

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    1. Me too! Although maybe the blue is too boyish for a baby girl while the glittered tulle is too girly for a baby boy...

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  7. So much fun! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  8. Thanks ladies! They were a lot of fun to make.

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    1. Hi Shannon. Thanks for your interest! I'm not currently making these to sell (My house is finally de-glittered, I think!) But they're not difficult to make, just a little time-consuming if you have a lot to do. I'm sure any normal tu-tu maker would be able to do an order of centrepieces, as it's simply a mini-tu-tu. Good luck!

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