Nautical-Themed Photo Backdrop

Ahoy!  I used striped wrapping paper and masking tape to create a photo backdrop for a nautical themed photo backdrop.  I was considering making a stand out of pvc pipe, but ran out of time.  I made the banner as well, using the same style I used for the Cabo trip, except I put them on bunting.

I thought it was missing something, so I decided to make some 3-D waves using foam board and blue tissue paper.  This probably took more time to make than the backdrop, but that's because I was kind of figuring it out as I went along.  I used one foam board and had to figure out how to make it into a pair of waves, so I split it on the diagonal and traced out waves with a pencil.  I knew I didn't want to deal with paint, but I did have a LOT of tissue paper lying around in various shades of blue.  So I cut them into wavy strips using a rotary cutter and glued them in overlapping layers in an ombre design.  I liked how the tissue paper wasn't exactly opaque, so each layer kind of shows underneath the one below it.  It just created a cool texture to it, and I was really proud of it!  If I had more time, I would have probably glitter mod podged it (because, duh) but I literally finished it the day before.


DIY Letter Pinatas

Continuing on with these wedding craft projects,  I made a DIY pinata for a texmex-themed wedding shower.  I've seen diy pinatas trending on Pinterest recently, so I was excited to take on this project.  Honestly, I would've attempted a pinata regardless of the theme.  All I used was leftover cardboard boxes, tissue paper (green because of cacti), masking tape, and lots of glue.  Making fringe out of tissue paper is one of my favorite things to do, apparently.  The gluing on of the fringe was probably my least favorite, though.  I decided to string everything on some twine so that we can hang it like a banner, rather than hang it like an actual pinata.  I filled it with leftover packing material, rather than with candy.  You can totally fill it with candy, but I didn't want people to destroy it after I took the time to make it. lol.

Total cost: $1 for the pack of tissue paper, and the rest I had on hand.

Some other stuff I crafted for the shower include lucha libre game tags for the game prizes and wrapped up some pretty cacti for the game prizes!