Monday, July 22, 2013

copycat

Whenever people tell me I'm creative, it makes me laugh.  Because the truth is, I'm not very creative!  I'm just good at copying.  Example: Chloe's ombre dresser was a complete copy of images from Pinterest.

I spent this weekend getting ready for Chloe's "Adventure Time" themed birthday party next Sunday, and my copying skills were in full force.  Here's a few things I worked on, along with the inspiration photos that I 100% copied.

First, I bought a bunch of pink, blue, and yellow fabric to make bunting.  (I chose these colors because Finn is blue, Jake is yellow, and Princess Bubblegum is pink...duh.)

I was inspired by my friend Brooke's bunting that she made for her son's birthday party, shown here.

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And now, my version!  I made lots and lots of it.  I plan to put it at the dessert table, and outside around the deck.  And maybe some over the front door. (I hope those creases come out!)


 The next idea I copied was these Jake favor bags.

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The party supply store didn't have a pack of just yellow bags, so I had to go with a few other colors.  And my freehand drawing of Jake isn't amazing, so don't laugh!


I also found these really cute food labels on Pinterest, which I just had to copy!

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I ordered these stickers from Etsy, and then attached them to skewers. I still need to print and attach the actual labels.


I was also inspired by the coloring pages that Sherry drew for her daughter's birthday party.


So of course I had to copy that idea, and make my own!


The last project I worked on was a Finn pinata, which I copied from here:

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I'm about halfway finished gluing on the white tissue paper.  I just have to make the face and fill it with candy!  It was actually a lot easier than I imagined.


Here are two snacks I plan to make for the party.  Finn cupcakes, and fruit skewers that reminded me of Lady Rainicorn.

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I'd say it was a productive weekend!  What did you do this weekend?



16 comments:

  1. The party will be amazing for sure! Everything looks great!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I still have so much food to buy...not looking foward to that part as much! :)

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    1. Aww thanks! You are too sweet. I can't wait to see Baby G's first birthday party!

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    1. Thanks Candice! I'm an idea-machine lately. (well, copied ideas anyways!)

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  4. What awesome ideas! You are an excellent copy-catter, I wish I had your skills!

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    1. I bet you do have equally awesome copy-cat skills. ;)

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  5. You're on hell of a copycat!! Everything looks beautiful, you should be proud! No doubt Chloe will have an amazing birthday!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm getting so stressed out about having so many people over to our new house. It feels so "unfinished" to me still.

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  6. You did so much, can't wait to see it!

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  7. So cute! What would we do without Pinterest !?!

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    1. Seriously, we'd all be so lost!! :) Thanks for the comment!

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  8. Love everything!!! Great job on the bunting!!! I copied too! Lol I bet she's excited for her party!

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    1. Thanks! Wish you lived closer so you could come to the party. Chloe hasn't seen anything yet, tonight will be the first time. She will be so excited! She'll probably try to eat the candy for the pinata.

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