Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Another Gift

My sweet friend, Catherine is getting married next month!  I got to go to a bridal shower for her this past weekend - it was so fun to celebrate her & this next stage of her life!  Up until the day before her shower, I still didn't know what I wanted to get for her.  I kind of wanted to make something, but wasn't sure what.  So, the day before, I ended up going to Target to look over her registry & found these super duper cute & fun napkins that her & her finace had registered for......
I love the pattern so much, I may go get some myself & make more things with them :D
 

It took me a while to figure what to do - one idea was to try to use the same pattern & make some sort of wall decor out of the pattern.  But I'm not good at re-creating things.  I tried re-drawing the pattern several times, but couldn't get it to look quite right.  Then, the lightbulb when off!!!  I took one of the napkins out of the package & photo-copied it & then used that to create something....
It didn't copy perfectly, but it still looked ok, so I went with it :)  I kind of like when things aren't perfect sometimes!

And this was the finished product!!  I put the paper on a canvas, which I wished afterward that I would have done something more sturdy.  I'm really hoping it will stick & not come off of the canvas.  The modge podge was giving me some issues that day!!  Her new last name will start with an "M" so I wanted to add that detail to the piece.  Being as it didn't show up super well, I added the black embelishments as well, which I think added a nice touch!  I like how the shapes in the 2 corners added some extra bling, as they have a black sparkly finish to them :D


Linking to the following:
 http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/2012/09/whatever-you-want-wednesday-89/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/09/whatever-goes-wednesday-134.html
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/09/made-by-me-48-linky-party-and-features.html
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2012/09/wow-us-wednesdays-83.html
http://www.livelaughrowe.com/live-laugh-linky-27/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/09/transformation-thursday-no-169.html
http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2012/09/catch-glimpse-party-97.html
http://madeinaday.com/2012/09/13/made-u-look-linky-41/
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/romantic-fall-tablescape-for-two-in-autumn-colors/
http://www.happyhourprojects.com/2012/09/happy-hour-friday-0914.html
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/
http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/09/shine-on-fridays-45-and-giveaway.html
http://herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/09/fabulous-friday-43-and-giveaway.html
http://www.delicateconstruction.com/2012/09/delicately-constructed-friday_13.html
http://www.craft-o-maniac.com/2012/09/black-and-white-halloween-entry-table.html
http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-28/
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/09/17/made-by-you-monday-119/
http://makingtheworldcuter.com/2012/09/making-the-world-cuter-6/
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/squirrel-wars-the-191st-metamorphosis-monday/
http://www.linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2012/09/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no131.html
http://todayscreativeblog.net/diy-wall-art/
http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2012/09/take-look-tuesday_17.html
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2012/09/show-me-what-ya-got-92.html
http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2012/09/time-to-shine-party-no-86.html
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http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/fall-centerpiece-idea-and-centerpiece.html


13 comments:

K Coake said...

What a neat idea! I bet she really liked it.

Colejo32 said...

Thank you! :D Yeah, she seemed to have liked it! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment!

Tea in Texas said...

Terrific Idea! I love the design and will look for those napkins at Target. Your initial on the design is wonderful for a new Bride-to-be. I know she was excited for your creative gift solution was great!

Thanks, Pam

Maggie said...

This is too cool! Catherine will be thrilled to have such a personal gift and with touches you did. Such a clever idea and it turned out beautifully - kudos!

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea, I LOVE it!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Colejo32 said...

Thanks, Pam!! Make sure you go soon, as they were on clearance & almost out of stock :( Good luck!

Colejo32 said...

Thank you, Maggie! Have a great day :D

Colejo32 said...

Thanks, Katie! I'm happy to share :D Have a great day!

Style Sisters said...

Thank you for linking up today and sharing your idea with us!
Karin

Michele said...

What a good idea! I'm sure your friend loved it.

Colejo32 said...

You are very welcome! :D Thank you for hosting!!!

Colejo32 said...

Thanks, Michele!! I'm excited to see it in her house - she said it's already hanging up :D

jen said...

Funny. I just bought these napkins on clearance the other day! I'm making decorative pillows out of mine :) AND awesome idea about photocopying!!