Owls, owls and more owls! Elliott’s owl-themed birthday party is coming right along. I’ve been working hard to do as much party preparation using my current fabric and craft stash as possible in an effort to stay green and practical. It’s been a lot of fun, so since I already shared the party favor tutorial with you, I thought I’d show you what else I’ve come up with.
First, the goody bags. Now, I did have to buy the bags and an owl stamp, so this craft wasn’t as conservative as I’d hoped to be. I’m extremely pleased with the end result, though!
I was a little concerned with how I could make the room feel full and owl-like when there aren’t mass-produced owl party goods readily available….so….out came the felt. Again.
I thought these little hoots could keep a watchful eye over what will be our cake table. I’m pretty sure they’ll need to find a permanent home because they’re too cute to store away….if I do say so myself.
(The fabric you see serving as a runner is left from this halter top I made months ago and just happens to exactly match the plates and napkins, thanks to Hobby Lobby and their lovely coordinating goodies. We’re going un-green there and using paper goods. I’m sorry, Mother Earth. )
Then, using some ribbon, felt and chipboard letters from my stash, I created a banner to hang over the fireplace. I left it un-owly so that it may be reused for another party.
(I promise that I do have pictures of Elliott displayed in the house. I just haven’t replaced those mantle pics in….years. Over 3 years, anyway. 😉 )
the birthday girl will be sporting this way-too-cute shirt appliqued by my dear friend Carol fixed up for her. If you ever need anything embroidered or appliqued, contact her. She a new, but already very dear friend of mine with a huge heart and gentle spirit. On top of that, she can knock a project out in about 4 seconds flat for procrastinators like myself. Thank you, Carol!!
Next up….the cake. I’ll get back to you on that.