Sunday, April 26, 2009

MSCE April Days 20-25

This past weekend was Alison's wedding. I've been posting about crafty projects revolving around her wedding for some time now, and it's hard to believe it's all over! It was a whirlwind weekend, a lot of fun, and I was honored to not only stand up in her wedding, but also to share some of my handmade love with her as well.

MSCE April Day's 20-24 were spent working diligently on the pinata. Making this from scratch was such an interesting experience that I'll be posting a tutorial sometime soon. I learned so much while doing this and want to share my tips and tricks with you all. I should have started on the final product more than a week out, but I managed to get it done on time. Hubby was a huge help, he rigged a drying station upstairs in our office where we hung the pinata directly above two fans pointed upward. This meant that I could get two layers dry in about half a day. Genius!

First layers of paper mache are on balloon, then the points were added.


The finished "body" spray-painted pink...


Tissue paper flowers cut and ready to affix...


The completed pinata, ready to hang...


I should also note, that although he may not admit it if you asked, Hubby helped assemble the tissue paper flowers when I was stressing the day before the wedding. What a trooper!

In the evening of MSCE April Day 24, which was the day before the wedding, I had to finish up some last minute gifts for the lovely bride. Mum and I made her a tote bag with her new initial. We made it in the wedding colors, in the same way we made the Spring Tote Bag.


I also made her a mini-scrapbook with photos from all of the events leading up to the wedding.



Check back throughout the week for MSCE Days 25 and 26 (wedding wrap up) and for a boatload of new projects now that the wedding is over, and MSCE April is coming to a close! Oh, and don't forget that I'm looking for folks to participate in the Jump In! Challenge with me. Go HERE to see the original post, and sign up! I'd love to make something for you, and for you to pass the homemade love to some other folks as well...

5 comments:

LollyChops said...

I totally love that pinata! I have always wanted to make one of those!

HUGS!

Dot said...

Do please let me know when you post a tutorial (actually I'd love for you to write one up as a guest post for Dabbled) . That pinata is awesome!

Joanne said...

Thanks ladies, glad you like the pinata!

Dot, I've love to guest post a pinata tutorial on Dabbled. Let me get the tutorial together in the next week and get back with you!

SiSi said...

Hey Joanne, thanks for stopping by my blag. I am loving that Pinata, very creative:)

Dot said...

Joanne, just email me... dot at dabbled dot org.