My baby graduated from college! We must celebrate! We had an Open House this past weekend. I wanted the “mood” of the party to match the “mood” of her graduation announcement…here…
Remember the banner I made for the party? There’s a tutorial here! I wanted something hanging over the food table but wasn’t having any luck…till I found these!
These were on sale at Walmart (the Martha Stewart line). They were white eyelet and I knew that woul never fit the mood!
While lurking around the Dollar General, I found these! Also too bright for my mood but I loved them and knew I’d figure something out!
You know how I love spray paint!? Soooo, I sprayed these lanterns ivory…still not quite right…
Soooo, I dipped a rag into my trusty can of stain and dabbed it all over the lanterns in different amounts.
I also rubbed the flowers with a tiny touch of stain.
I played around with these flowers doing all sort of things…then I thought why not hang the lanterns by the stems???
Looking around my Fun Room I spotted some paper scrapbook flowers..and WaaaLaaa! (I just added them to the biggest lantern)
Here they are hanging in the Fun Room…
And Here they are over the table right before the party!!! Don’t ya love to think outside the box and make things work!?!?