Saturday, March 28, 2009
Photo by Adrien Maroney
Here's a fun and unique centerpiece for your Easter buffet table, a Gumdrop Topiary. It's easy to create and makes a great statement!
Supplies for topiary form:
2 Styrofoam balls in graduated sizes
(2) ¼ inch round wood rods cut to a length of 6”
1 block of floral foam (also known as oasis foam)
1 small flower pot
Small river rocks (approximately 3 cups)
Glue gun and glue sticks
Supplies for covering the candy topiary:
8 six-ounce bags of gumdrops
2 six-ounce bags of lemon drops
1 (500 count) box of toothpicks
Instructions for creating the topiary form:
Cut the block of floral foam so that it will fit snugly down into the flower pot to form an anchor for the topiary.
Taking one of the round rods, gently push it about 2” into the center of the larger Styrofoam ball. Use the glue gun to secure the area where the rod and Styrofoam meet.
Repeat step 2 with the remaining rod and Styrofoam ball.
Gently press the end of the topiary down into the floral foam inside the flower pot. Use the river rocks to brace the stick.
Instructions for covering the topiary with candy:
Break the toothpicks into two pieces and insert the pointed end into the gumdrop.
Gently push the gumdrop into the round Styrofoam ball until the base of the gumdrop is almost touching.
Continue steps 1 and 2 until the ball is covered with gumdrops.
Finish off the project by covering the river rocks with Lemon drops.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Let the Savvy Giveaways begin! Over the course of the next two weeks Tara Wilson Events will be giving away lots of wonderful prizes to the readers of our blog. Our first prize package is from PlayStation.
- PlayStation Sing Star + Sing Store software Vol.2
- Abba Sing Star
- Sing Star Country
Just leave a comment on this post telling us what you would love to see featured on Tara's Tips. We'll randomly select a winner by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, March 19th.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Photo by Shannon Faulk
Spring is finally here and with it came new and refreshing ideas that we at Tara Wilson Events can't wait to share! And to celebrate, we're doing a HUGE prize giveaway! You certainly don't want to miss a thing this spring, so stay tuned for all the savvy details...
Here's a savvy hint of what's to come on Tara's Tips!
We are very excited about all the wonderful things we're about to launch. In just a few short days we'll be posting a new online portfolio as well as fun and inspiring blog posts. Think wonderful children's parties and Easter Craft ideas, just to name a few! And in just a few short weeks we'll post a major update to our website.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Photo by Shannon Faulk
Tara Wilson Events is excited to have been featured on Style Me Pretty for our DIY centerpieces! Thanks Abby for including us! And welcome SMP readers...we hope you'll stick around and enjoy more of our savvy ideas!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Photo by Cards & Pockets
Like so many event planners, I'm working with a wonderful bride who is on a budget. I've been on a mission to help her find beautiful invitations that reflect her sophisticated tastes without breaking the bank. After all, shouldn't her stationery be as unique as she is?
Look what I found...a wonderful website that sells everything needed for beautiful DIY invitations. The site is aptly named, Cards & Pockets.