Summer Solstice Celebration. Plus, I want to show, like many things on my blog, how you can make fancy "seeming" recipes/DIY activities/ crafts that aren't fancy at all. 'Cause that's the way I roll.
I bought flower wire from the craft section at Jo-Anns. I kinda wish it was thicker & if you have the option of thicker wire (but still super bendy) do it. I got all the flowers at our local Dollar Tree (because the same flowers are like $6 a pop at Jo-Anns). And hot glue (my best-crafting-friend).
(again, it was REALLY thin wire- so easy to work with but thin).
(and much more summery).
Then just kind of glob the glue on there and stick in on (I started in the center & worked my way around each side). It's gonna look like a hot mess when you start but once it's all on there I promise it looks great.
(on a cardboard box in case it sticks) & then added the flowers along the edges.
I went for a more random sort of look but it could be great with one kind of flower, super symmetrical, & I even made a cute all leaf one fore Rob. I also made one on a headband for Syd which was cute but sits up higher on your head- more a Frida Kahol look.
(or handsome as the case may be).
I have a collection of paint stirring sticksfrom various home projects & they were perfect for the handles of the fans. I bought a mini can of gold spray paint & painted them (it took less than a minute & it drys SO fast).
"summer night sky map" & then prettied it up (in "Paint" mind you, no fancy "Photoshop" here) with gray & yellow.
(Thank you, Pinterest) about stars on the other side. It turns out this quote isn't from Galileo but rather from this lovely poem "The Old Astronomer" by Sarah Williams.
(as the paddles), with your babies face on it for a b-day party. The ideas are endless & I will SO be using this idea again.
P. S. After I painted the sticks I walked all around the house trying to find stuff to paint. I ended up with just a couple mason jars (which I am SO in love with). But watch out or everything in your house may end up spray painted gold.