Down, Set, Ready….DECORATE for a Sport Party

Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Golf, Baseball, Tennis, Diving, Softball, Wrestling…

So many sports and talented kids…..

 

Spotlight and Showcase each SPORT to show appreciation to Athletes, Coaches, and parents for the time and hard work!

Sport Decorations

 

Start with Trophies. I had friends and neighbors donate trophies for all sports

Trophy, Sport Decorations

Go TEAM

Pop Off Name Plate

Pop Off Name Plate

Then spray paint with school colors.

Painted Trophies, Sport TrophiesFor Centerpieces, I used wrapping paper in black and white check as a table runner with red glittered scrap book paper. Pops of white and glitter help focus the table decoration.

 

Table Decorations

Table Runner Ingredients

Soda bottles as a base for jerseys and stuffed with newspaper to give the jerseys shape then added tissue paper as FLUFF!

Sport Table top

Steps to Fill Jerseys

The Coaches were kind enough to loan us the jerseys to use as decoration and gave us a chance to Showcase each sport on a table top! The stuffed jerseys also provided height to the table tops. ( The only items I purchased were wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, and spray paint.) The soda bottles were donated as were the trophies. We repurposed the WC flags from a previous year.

Football Tabletop

Football Jersey

Sport Table top decoration, Softball Decoration

Softball Table top

Golf Table Top Decoration

Golf Table Top Decoration

Baseball Tabletop Decoration

Baseball Tabletop Decoration

Sport dinner, Sport Decorations, Jersey Decorations, Trophies

Decorate for a Sports Dinner with Jerseys and Trophies

Down, Set, Ready, Decorate!

Thanks to my awesome team-Katy Thomas and Lanisa Cole for all of their help and for friends and neighbors that donated trophies.

Quick Idea-Have trophies lying around collecting dust but you hate to part with them-Pop off name plates and frame as a memento and hang on a wall or give to your favorite athlete.

Go TEAM,

Jennifer

Mom of 4 Boys and still collecting trophies

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Show Me Fiesta Celebrations

 

ViVA FiEsTA for CiNcO dE mAyO

with

 Round Top Collection Fiesta Decorations

Piñata, Fiesta Decorations, Cinco de Mayo, Doorway Decor, DIY

Start the Celebration at the Front Door

The Round Top Collection pieces can easily be added to pots on your front porch.

Each piece comes with an attachable rod or you can add in to a Wreath.

Fiesta Wreath, Cinco de Mayo Wreath

Accent your door

Brighten up What gets stepped on..with a little spray paint

Fiesta doormat

Found on huset-shop.com

Fiesta is all about Fabulous colors and textures. Paper Flowers make a statement as doorway decor!

fiesta-flower-garland-door

Aunt Peaches has a great tutorial to say OLE! with WOW doorway

Pinata’s are all about the candy!

Fiesta Pinata cookies

SheKnows.com has an awesome video tutorial to make your own.

Cinco de Mayo, Fiesta Decorations

Fiesta/Cinco de Mayo decorations 20% off for a limited time

 

ViVa Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo!

Jennifer

Show Me How 2: Add a Smile with Sprinkles

Oreo Cookie Lollipops

Sprinkles and Smiles

Sprinkles and Smiles

Let me “Show You” a quick snack that is a winner with my grandkids. I love to have my grandkids over to make things, either a craft or something fun to eat. On Wednesday nights we go to KSG at Crestview in Midland where they enjoy crafts, bible study, and snacks! The kids take turns bringing the snacks, and this past Wednesday it was their Emma, Ethan, and Noah’s turn. 

Of course we cannot just take a pre-packaged snack, the kids want to create something! (I wonder where they get that?) They start pulling out the Sprinkles and here we go!

What you will need:

Candy melts, cookies and sprinkles

Candy melts, cookies and sprinkles

You’ll also need lollipop sticks or craft sticks.

Show me Decorating tip: keep candy melts and sprinkles on hand for a quick and easy food/craft project and everyone is happy!

Set up your supplies and get ready for fun

Set up your supplies and get ready for fun and smiles!

You can always adjust the color of the candy melts or sprinkles if you have a holiday or special event to celebrate. On this occasion we went with spring colors and Easter cello bags for packaging. There are a lot of great ideas on Pinterest for homemade snacks! Check out Craft-O-Maniac  and Eugenie Kitchen.

We used Oreos (double stuffed) and craft sticks to create cookie lollipops. I thought I had the lollipop sticks but Rebecca had used them in making cake pops! So we improvised with the craft sticks.

Noah (3yrs) loves to do it too!

Noah (3yrs) loves to do it too!

We started by separating the cookies, dipping the stick in the candy melt, placing it on the white filling and putting the cookie back together. Allow the cookie to set before dipping and decorating with sprinkles.

Follow the instructions on the candy melt packaging. Then let the kids dip and decorate! (Be careful the mixture is hot!)

These goodies solicit goofy smiles!

These goodies create goofy smiles!

Cookie pops are cute and fun!

Cookie pops are cute and fun!

Oreo cookie pops and Sugar wafers are a fun Spring decorated treat!

Oreo cookie pops and Sugar wafers are a fun Spring decorated treat!

Celo bags create our spring goodie bags

Cello bags create our spring goodie bags

I found these cute Easter cello bags at Walmart.

We shared our treats with our friends at church and then took some to cousins in San Antonio.

Barret was thrilled with his treat from his cousins!

Barret was thrilled with his treat from his cousins!

Yummy, just like mom Katy Barret loves a Oreo anytime of the day!

Yummy, just like mom Katy, Barret loves a Oreo anytime of the day!

What will you be serving for your Easter celebration?

Happy decorating y’all!

These 3 can be a crazy bunch!

These 3 can be a crazy bunch!

Creating memories is a wonderful opportunity as a Gram, and hands on activities are the best!

Create Inspire Educate to Decorate!

Show Me Decorating

 

 

 

 

Show Me How 2 make a Clover Bow for a Wreath

Bows, Bows, Bows, so many ways to tie a bow!

Have you downloaded our Bow App? It will show you how to tie a beautiful bow that you can add to so many things!

For Wreathes, we love to use a Clover Bow and layer it with several ribbons.

Choose a wired ribbon and practice until you love it! Shape the bow out and wire it into the wreath.

Burlap Wreath Bow

Wreath Bows

Then add in an accent ribbon in a print and tails

Fiesta Wreath

Ribbon tails weaved into the wreath add extra dimension.

This week, we had a great time at our Fiesta Make it and Take it Party. It was so much fun to share the How to of Show Me Decorating!

Here are a few of our pictures-

San Antonio Show Me Decorating Team

Love these Gals!

Love these Gals!

Fiesta Wreathes

Creations from Wreath Party

 

Fiesta Wreathes

Look at those WREATHES

If you would like to be invited to the next Make it and Take it event, email

social@showmedecorating.com!

 

Happy Decorating,

Jennifer

 

 

 

 

Valentine Conversations Hearts and Christmas Garland?

Valentine Conversations Hearts and Christmas Garland?

I will show you my Christmas doorway turned Valentines with Conversation hearts and ribbon!

Christmas Doorway, Show Me Decorating Door Decor

Christmas Doorway, Show Me Decorating Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Door Decor!

Show Me Decorating Door Decor!

I love to re-purpose, re-use and recycle my holiday decorations. My Christmas doorway this year was a Red and white color story, complete with Santa faces and candy canes. After Christmas I removed the Santa faces and Candy canes (they were wired on) and stored them away with Christmas. I left everything on on my green pine garland that is attached to permanent screws around my doorway. Red and white ribbon, a white sparkle garland and all the assortment of red, white and red and white patterned balls.

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Valentines is a favorite holiday celebration for me. Probably because I Love, love, love RED, and my birthday is February 12th. I love to throw a party for myself and decorate for valentines day! My next favorite color (or color combo ) is Black and white! I have collected serving platters in black and white to use for many celebrations! So it was only natural for me to add Black and white in with valentines day!

I collected my new wooden conversation hearts from Adams and Company and my stash of Black and white polka dot ribbon ( Love polka dots too!) and transformed my Christmas garland into my Valentine Doorway! Love is in the air!

Conversation Hearts and polka dot bows

Conversation Hearts and polka dot bows

1yd bow, attach heart onto wire

1yd bow, attach heart onto wire

Polka Dot Bow and Conversation heart are wired onto garland

Polka Dot Bow and Conversation heart are wired onto garland

My Christmas Pillow is the perfect size for a backdrop to my Target Heart pillow

My Christmas Pillow is the perfect size for a backdrop to my Target Heart pillow

I turned the pillow around to the blank backside.

 Add polka dot ribbon and tie a shoe string bow, finished on top of the pillow

Add polka dot ribbon and tie a shoe string bow, finished on top of the pillow

Tip: Ribbon is a quick  fix to a tired, out of season or plain pillow. It can easily dress up or add a holiday touch!

The inexpensive Fuzzy heart pillow pops against the white

The inexpensive Fuzzy heart pillow pops against the white

This pillow was a great investment, this is the 2nd year for it to be a part of my Valentine Decor!

Lisa Frost heart is a great focal point on this grapevine wreath

Lisa Frost heart is a great focal point on this grapevine wreath

The fabulous Puffy heart is part of the Lisa Frost Collection available on ShowMeDecorating.com It was the color inspiration for the Show Me Valentine door decor!

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Show Me Decorating Valentine Door Decor

Love is in the air……. are you decorated?

……. the next door decor feature will be Alta Lynn’s Mary Engelbreit doorway turned to valentines Day!

Happy decorating y’all!

Becky and Kathy

The Conversation hearts will be my Theme for my valentine decorating this year! Next is to plan, decorate and prepare for my Birthday/Valentines party!

Show Me Your Christmas Cards

Show me your Christmas card and I will show you mine!

For years I have sent out Christmas cards to family and friends. It always included a picture, sometimes a collage of pictures and possibly a short update or letter about our family.

I also receive many cards and photos and love to decorate with them during the season. However when Christmas has come and gone I can never bring myself to throw them away. I would bundle the year together and place in a box or closet somewhere, tucked away. That is until a friend Krisann Blair (Organizing Christmas ) shared her idea of hole punching the cards and using binder rings to create a book.

Stacks of Christmas cards and letters, ready to create a Christmas card flip book!

Stacks of Christmas cards and letters, ready to create a Christmas card flip book!

Step 1: Hole punch corner of card, photo or letter

Step 1: Hole punch corner of card, photo or letter

Step 2: After all are hole punched, open Binder ring.

Step 2: After all are hole punched, open Binder ring.

Step 3: Thread card and letters onto the binder ring

Step 3: Thread card and letters onto the binder ring

Step 4: After all letters and cards are on ring, snap shut.

Step 4: After all letters and cards are on ring, snap shut.

Step 5: Keep each years cards together and attach onto a separate ring.

Step 5: Keep each years cards together and attach onto a separate ring.

3 Years of cards and letters organized into a Christmas Flip book.

3 Years of cards and letters organized into a Christmas Flip book.

Finishing touch, add a touch of ribbon tied to binder ring!

Finishing touch, add a touch of ribbon tied to binder ring!

I decided with all the different size cards and letters I would put a hole punch in the top corner and place on the ring. I also added a  length of ribbon for a finishing touch. We all enjoyed looking through the past years and how everyone has grownup, gotten taller or shorter, slimmer or ….well you know! It is fun to enjoy our family and friends through their pictures and letters and I am excited to see how many more stacks I locate from past years as I clean out and reorganize for 2014. Now I have a way to keep them organized and out on display.

Supplies:

Christmas Cards

hole punch

binder ring

piece of wired ribbon (I keep ribbon from all my Christmas gifts!)

So now you too can Show off your family and friends Christmas cards and greetings!

Happy New Year! Happy Decorating Y’all!

Becky and Kathy

PS If you too will be cleaning out and organizing your home be sure and visit Krisann for more great organizing ideas….Here is a short excerpt from her site.

Do You Know the Christmas Secret?

Merry Christmas!  My name is Krisann Blair, founder of ChristmasOrganizing.com, here to be your Christmas Coach and help you prepare for the 2013 Christmas holiday season.

Everyone celebrates Christmas differently and Christmas Organizing is here to help you develop a personal plan to create a more organized Christmas celebration.

Since December 1998, Christmas Organizing has been a resource for thousands of people just like you by helping coach them on ways to have a more organized Christmas season.

So what is the Christmas secret I am talking about?  The secret is . . .

Go check it out!

Show Me a Merry and Bright Christmas Brunch!

Show Me a Merry and Bright Christmas Brunch!

This season Kathy and Becky were honored to host Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts for an event signing at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store in Midland, Texas.

Mark Roberts & Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce's Christmas Store

Mark Roberts and Mary Engelbreit Signing Event Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store

Several collectors won the invite to a “private” brunch before the event to meet and greet and have their favorite Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts collections signed.

Mary Engelbriet fans and admirers enjoying a magical brunch with the artist!

Mary Engelbriet fans and admirers enjoying a magical brunch with the artist!

Alta Lynn hosted the brunch in her “Mary Engelbreit” inspired home!

Mary Engelbreit arrives at Alta's "Mary E" inspired doorway!

Mary Engelbreit arrives at Alta’s “Mary E” inspired doorway!

Tip: Mary Engelbreit prints were framed in Dollar Tree black frames and hung on the garland as focal points.

Best friends, Tricia and Sheri (also huge Mary Engelbreit fans) prepared amazing delicious brunch dishes.

Best friends serve up delicious breakfast brunch creations!

Best friends serve up delicious breakfast brunch creations!

GeorgeAnn and our Show Me Decorating team decorated this home with a whimsical Mary Engelbreit inspired theme. Lots of touches of bold colors paired with black and white patterns of polka dots and Mary’s signature black and white check.

The table is set, complete with a "Vintage" Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

The table is set, complete with a “Vintage” Mary Engelbreit girl centerpiece.

WMMary Table Set 1 WMMary Table Set 2

Feather tree on the Kitchen table Shows off many vintage Mary Engelbreit ornaments

Festivity and fun was inspired by Mark Robert’s fairies, elves and Santa’s and created Christmas magic in this holiday home.

Mark Robert's chooses from the fabulous brunch buffet!

Mark Robert’s chooses from the fabulous brunch buffet!

Mark Robert's and Peter pose with their full plates!

Mark Robert’s and Peter pose with their full plates!

Mary Engelbreit and Becky chat about Alta's festive house.

Mary Engelbreit and Becky chat about Alta’s festive house.

A fun time was had by all and  Alta Lynn’s, Mary Engelbriet inspired home with a touch of Mark Robert’s Christmas magic will be a source of Show Me Decorating  ideas for everyone

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts admire many of the Vintage Mary Engelbreit decorations.

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts admire many of the Vintage Mary Engelbreit decorations.

A flocked tree shows off the Mary Engelbreit Christmas tree theme.

A flocked tree shows off the Mary Engelbreit Christmas tree theme.

Mark Roberts loves the pop of Black and white, with Show Me Decorating Ribbon and Balls

Mark Roberts loves the pop of Black and white, with Show Me Decorating Ribbon and Balls

A chandelier is a great place to decorate, faux green garland, red, green and white balls are hung with black and white polka dot ribbon

A chandelier is a great place to decorate, faux green garland, red, green and white balls are hung with black and white polka dot ribbon

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts's brunch, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store signing event

The Lamp in the background is accented with a Mark Robert’s fairy

Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts's brunch, Miss Cayce's Christmas Store signing event

Tip: Carry out your table theme and color story to your chandelier.

More Show Me Decorating ideas and brunch recipes to follow!

Happy Decorating Y’all,

Becky and Kathy

We are your Christmas Decorating experts! Thanks for following along!

Alta Lynn could not contain her excitement! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts are in her House!

Alta Lynn could not contain her excitement! Mary Engelbreit and Mark Roberts are in her House!