We are having St. Patrick's Day fun all week as part of Colleen of Lemon Thistle's
Blogger Party. She brought a group of creative party-loving bloggers to collaborate together and make one fabulous party full of DIY and inspirational party goodness!
We are inspiring you to have a special day with family and friends, celebrating the luck of the Irish in classy style with clever design ideas, recipes and crafts, so we are party hopping every day!
Yesterday brought us a fabulous honeycomb garland
and today I'm sharing my contributions for gorgeous treat and drink bars, felt cauldrons filled with gold-sprayed cookies...
...and glittered mini Champagne bottles.
I found a tutorial for felt baskets on Mar & Vi
and thought they would make a cute and classy twist on traditional St. Patrick's Day cauldrons. All you will need 6" squares of black felt (I trimmed mine down from 9" x 12" sheets), black baker's twine and a embroidery needle.
I followed her tutorial, making 3" long cuts on the diagonals and threaded with the baker's twine for the ties. You can't tell but the cookies are covered with edible spray paint. I was hoping they would be shinier, but I guess I would have had to use real spray paint. I hear there is such a thing, but it is mad expensive
! But oh man, it is awesome!
For the glittered bottles, I used Krylon Metallic spray-paint in gold, Spray Adhesive and Crystal Clear sealer. And cheapo extra fine glitter.
Sidebar, this is not a sponsored plug for Krylon but after using other brands for crafting at various price points, I'm a Krylon girl. There is nothing worse than having to spray-paint something 3 or 4 times to get an opaque layer versus just once with Krylon paint.
First I spray-painted the bottles...
...then added a layer of adhesive and covered the bottle in glitter. I finished them off with a spray of Crystal Clear sealer.
Add a cute straw (find the how to here
) and drink directly from your blinged out bottle or pour into a fabulous glass. Either way, you can't go wrong.
Yay!! I hope I inspired you with a little glitter and gold...now, head over to Bespoke Decor
for their fabulous Moss Placemats DIY.
Be sure and come back tomorrow for more party fabulousness!
Chairs, Mirrored Trays, Barcart, Decanters, Trumpet, Dice, Green Vases, Moss Placemats, Wine Glasses, Gold Cake Stand: Bespoke Decor Rentals | Dresses: Vero Moda | Cupcakes: Cupcak’d | Baby Guinness Irish Coffee Jell-O Shots: Feast & West | Tissue Paper Garland, Candy Coated Cake, Paint Dipped Silverware, Table Cloths, & Dresser: Lemon Thistle
| Candy Bag Toppers, Napkin Transfers: Pommel Lane
| Felt Cauldrons with Gold Cookies, Gold Glittered Champagne Bottles: Not Just a Mommy
| Paper Poppies: Avery Street Design
| Shamrock Sugar Cookies: Club Narwhal
| All photography by Lemon Thistle