The logo for the t-shirts and other items is the first thing I have completed for this year’s panda themed Vacation Bible School. It’s in three weeks! Good thing school ended today so I can concentrate on the decorations and crafts!
Monday, May 30, 2011
My friend wanted a table centerpiece for her daughter’s graduation party. Easy! You can do this to celebrate anyone for any celebration. Make it personal…use pictures or items that let the recipient’s personality shine through.
I used a black tin bucket for the base and inserted a block of foam to hold the skewers and pipe cleaners. I uploaded pictures of Jill from her Facebook page, cropped them and attached the print to glitter foam sheets and then hot glued a bamboo skewer to it. I made little mortar boards and school initials from the same foam sheets and fashioned a tassel with a pipe cleaner. Then a few more pipe cleaners where twirled up to add some interest. Use your computer to make a personal sign or you can use your own creative handwriting. Tissue paper was twisted and hot glued to cover up the foam. Tie up a bow around the container.
Don’t forget the backside…
Babies, BBQ, Beer, Kids, Kabobs & Kickin’ Back…all the elements came together for our Memorial Day Eve get together. We were celebrating those wonderful men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms. We were celebrating blue skies, health and family and friends. It had been a crazy week for all of us…
Exactly a week ago, the terrible tornado ripped through Joplin, MO and destroyed 70% of the town. One friend had been in Joplin all week cooking and serving food to tornado survivors. Another had been in Joplin inspecting buildings as a structural engineer. Our yard had flooded out yet again during another torrential storm. We all lost power this week and had to clean up downed trees, limbs and fences. It was supposed to be the last week of school for our kids…except that they have a week’s worth of make up days from the snow storms earlier in the year. Babies were teething. Kids were taking exams and graduating. Some were sunburned from their first day out in the sun…others were pooped from sitting at the ball park all weekend, only to lose in the final game. After weeks of rain and storms, the weather report showed sunshine for the next week! We ALL had reason to kick back and relax!
Friday, May 27, 2011
Take one boring school courtyard, add decorations, lights, music and kids about to graduate…and have a great time!
We hung a huge mortar board and tassel and light curtains from the balcony
installed tall flags in the school colors…they whipped about all night thanks to the winds
The kids had a ball with the “Jambulance”
it was a night to make memories!
Girls searching for their graduation t-shirt in a souvenir cup.
and finally, the diploma!