Thursday, March 5, 2009

Does your cake pedestal need a boost?

So Miss Priss is about to have her 1st birthday and my friend Becky suggested I make her one of those cool fabric banners. Well, Becky's ideas are always great, so of course I made one! Turned out cute, dontcha think???

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Anyway, I bought a little too much fabric and wanted to do something with the excess. There wasn't enough for a tablecloth. I thought about piecing together a table runner, but honestly didn't want to take the time to actually SEW something. Then I thought I could just "scrunch" up the fabric around the bottom of the cake pedestal. That would be cute - I guess. I just started messing around with the strips of fabric I already had cut. I was literally just making things up and had no clue what I was trying to make. I felt like Chandler in that Friends episode where he's supposed to make Monica's Valentines Day present. Anyway, here's what I came up with and I was really pleased with it!
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Here's what I did:

Cut a longish strip of fabric to tie the pieces on.

Cut my fabric into random sized large pieces (approx. 7 "x20" give or take several inches) and arranged it in a random order that I liked.

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Started tying.

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Just minutes later I finished tying and squished all the knots close together.

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Tied the ends of the long piece around the bottom of the pedestal.

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Fluffed to my heart's content.

Took pics of the beautiful finished product!!!

Seriously took me about 10 minutes. My kind of project!
I think it's so cute that I might just make a blue one and a pink one and use them at the bajillion baby showers that I hostess!

Am I crazy or is it cute? What do you think? I can take it. Maybe. Just let me down gently. :-)

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6 comments:

Amanda said...

That is really cute and fun! I also love the banner.

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

How cute is that? I love it. Plus I am a sucker for anything animal print! Btw, LOVE your new blog!

~ the other Amanda

The Young Life said...

Amanda...you are my kind of girl...that totaly sounds like something I would do!!! BEATUTIFUL! yes, my daughter is Bethany...I love the name!
I am sitting her now drinking my hot tea thinking about how cool it would be if it were in that adorable monogramed mug!

Kristi said...

Sooooo cute!!! I would have never thought to do this. I would have folded the excess fabric and tucked it into a drawer to be forgotten. You're so smart to put it to good...make that BEAUTIFUL use! I am just hoping we are well enough to make it to the par-tay tomorrow!! I want to see all of your fun decor and stuff! And of course, wish Miss L a HAPPY FIRST!!

Kristi said...

Haha-- I think Annie and I were posting at the same time! You guys are so similar-- she's a BOW mama, too and super fun like YOU!

Phyllis said...

I LOVE that idea!! I just might have to do that for my princesses birthdays!