9/12/15

Golden Straw Bunting

We came across this gem on Pinterest and just had to share it! Isn't it the cutest? Party decor or year round home decor (I'm thinking my baby girl's nursery?!) it is cheap, easy, and looks fabulous! Head over to oleanderandpalm.com for the full tutorial. 


"Buntings aren't dead yet.  But, I'm trying something a little less country, shabby chic-ish, with this gold straw bunting.  It's light and airy and almost feels like a piece of jewelry for your home.  This Christmas, when we were in Boise, ID, the Anthropology store had a fabulous display made with straws painted gold.  I've been wanting to make a scaled down version for my mantel ever since.  

This simple bunting is season-less and can coordinate with any home decor or party theme.

1. You'll need lots of paper straws.  For each triangle you'll need two full length straws and one half length.  You'll also need some heavy thread or twine and a large needle.

2. Start by threading the needle and thread through the small straw.

3. Pull a long length of the thread through the straw.

4. Put the thread the one of the full length straws.


5. Thread the needle and thread through the second full length straw.

6. Now thread the needle back through the short straw.  Pull tight so that the straws are tight against each other at the points.

7. Start again, threading on the short straw and continue with steps 2-6.

8. Using gold spray paint, paint the bunting in a well ventilated area.  You will need to turn the bunting over and rotate the straws a couple times to cover all sides of the straws."




 As a side note, I think this would be cute as is - (maybe string to match the straw) - so you wouldn't have to spray paint. Especially if just using for a one-time party decor. We have a ton of cute striped straws in store, and a few options online here! Either way, stop in to grab your straws, we have them cheap and in bulk! ($5.99 for 25)


Happy decorating!

9/2/15

September Home and Visiting Teaching


 The September Visiting Teaching gift is all wrapped up in a brown paper sack with a vintage-looking label that reads, "Women Worldwide can Harvest Christlike Virtues & Partake of the Goodness." 
Included in the sack is a delicious and easy Peach Cobbler recipe (only 4 ingredients!), the full message from the Ensign, and a package (2.75 oz) of gummy Peach Rings. Your sisters will love it! 




Happy 20th anniversary to the Proclamation to the Family! The theme of this month's message is on prayer and how it can strengthen your family. We are encouraged to pray as a family often, and to read the Proclamation once more this month. 

Inside of this cellophane bag there is a spiral-bound notebook, a copy of President Eyring's message "Family & Prayer," a copy of the Proclamation that can fit in an 8x10 frame, and another copy of the Proclamation that has been studied like we are encouraged to do once more this month. Happy September, and happy 20th to the Proclamation!