Monday, October 4, 2010

Paper Bows

Yay! I'm finally back in business! 
I haven't been able to load pictures to my post for almost a week and it was crampin' my style!  And not even because I have anything fantabulous to share with you. It's just I want what I want when I want it!!  That's not too much to ask, right?!
Well, all I've really got today is a quick little project.

This is the centerpiece I have on my table this year.  Although I had all of the pieces last year, I've never had them together in this combination before.  It's just a pre-fabbed candle ring on a pedestal with a foam pumpkin on top.  The only thing new is the paper napkin I used for the bow. 

I'm in LOVE with the quatrefoil pattern right now, so when I saw this pack of cocktail napkins at Target I had to have it.

 I only used 3 napkins to cover my pumpkin.  See how *here*

Anyway, the centerpiece pumpkin looked a little plain so I used one of the napkins to fashion a bow for the top.

I started by opening up a napkin and cutting it into 1/4's

I took strips and fashioned them into parts of the bow

Then I took left over twist ties from treat bags and wound them around a chopstick to make curly Q's

And since my pumpkin is foam, I simply used straight pins to attach all the parts of the bow.

Easy Peasy!
*That's more than I can say about getting pictures to load to my post!!*

You might find me partying at some of these places *HERE*



The Answer Is Chocolate said...

So pretty and wonderfully creative. I am forever picking up and putting down beautiful paper napkins because I don't know what I'd do with them all. Now I know what I can do with some!

N @ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

What a great looking bow!

Sandy Ang said...

Love your pumpkins ~!

Melissa Miller said...

Emily it is truly precious! :)

Melissa said...

That is so cute! I need to get some of these super cute pumpkin and make some fun stuff like you! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

Melinda Cornish said...

easy and beautiful!!! what a great pairing....Melinda

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your bow is so pretty and looks easy to make. Love the paper you used. I especially like the jewel tones rather than the traditional orange and golds.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I like what you did with the pumpkin! Great idea with the napkins. You are quite creative!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my goodness, that's total genius! seriously!

thanks so much for your birthday wishes, hope you come back tomorrow and enter the giveaway if you can!

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Jami said...

How clever! I never would have guessed it was made from a NAPKIN!!
If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by the Pretty Packages party!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love it! I never would have thought it was a napkin! SO cute! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Crystal said...

These are so cool and turned out so pretty. What a great idea.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Wow, SO cute!!! I'm totally inspired! I need to stop by Target on my way home from work today... (I'm always looking for an excuse!)

Tina said...

very creative love it. glad u can upload pics now it must have drove u mad!

Tina from Mummy Diaries