My daughter is turning one at the end of the month...I could cry just thinking about it!
But, instead--I craft.
I'm planning on throwing her a pretty big birthday shebang. Mostly for selfish reasons (I love party planning!)...But, also because I'm excited to get some cute pictures of my girl.
Here's one of the pictures I was throwing around for her invites.
Is she not so incredibly amazing? Really, she was so worth the pain of trying to conceive for so long.
All of that to say, I have been crafting again! And, it feels wonderful!
Here's the first thing I've made for her party so far...An icecream cone pinata.
I originally got the idea from here, and was totally just going to copy the entire thing, but I didn't have unbleached coffee filters. So, I kind of just had to make up how to make the cone.
I also made up the top part, because I couldn't make my ruffles as pretty as hers. Such is life, right?
To make the cone, I decided to use brown paper bags. I was going to try and ruffle it, but it was too hard (hah)...So, instead I made fringe layers. I kind of love how it turned out.
To cut the fringe, I started with a paper bag. Then, I cut off the ends.
After that, I just made a snip down the middle so that the bag would lie flat. Then, I cut it into four different sections.
Ugh, then the tedious part. Cutting the fringe.
Thankfully, I recruited my husband to cut most of it. So, all I really had to do was glue. And glue. Andddd glue.
A few things I changed from the original:
-Of course, the decorations.
-I used wood glue instead of regular white glue (mainly because I didn't have white glue)... It made my pinata really strong, and I am kind of considering it a tender mercy.
-I didn't wait the allotted 12 hours for it all to try. In fact, I was so impatient that I even took a blow dryer to it. The important thing is that it's dry, right?
-I used hot glue to adhere the fringe and ruffles.
Have a great Monday! Thanks for reading.
P.S.! Isn't that wall I used to "model" the pinata fab? Stay tuned for a giveaway (to help you make your own) sometime this week!