Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Vintage Craft Party

Every since I can remember, our daughter has liked tape and scissors.  It was only natural that she wanted a craft party to celebrate her 6th birthday.  We started out with the idea that we'd put craft supplies on the table in old blue mason jars, so we used that aqua blue color and pink on invitations.  Carli at Dimpleprints found a vintage scissor images and put together this wonderful invitation.  (I've deleted the contact info and address for web privacy.)
Colored pencils, scissors, markers and paintbrushes filled the jars.  Alongside is some of Elise's original artwork.  (hmm, I think she was 3!)

I found these old fashioned striped paper straws on 62cards' Etsy shop, and added the flags to them.  Don't they look sweet in the old mason jar?  I found quite a few at a local antique shop, and I borrowed some from my mother in law.
We made "windsocks" out of embroidery hoops and crepe paper.  I found the directions in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.