How-to-Make-a-Mini-Mouse-Centerpiece

Mini Mouse is a favorite of wee girls, and having a Mini Mouse themed birthday party tops the popularity chart! And for all those boys who adore Mickey Mouse, just change up the color palette to red, blue, green or yellow!

We have a fun, easy and kid friendly make-your-own Mini Mouse centerpiece this week that is sure to make some little girls smile! It sure made ours flash her pearlies.

Shopping List:

1) 2 x smaller Styrofoam balls (for ears)

2) 1 x larger Styrofoam ball (for head)

3) 2 x toothpicks

4) 1 x craft stick, skewer, or baking stick

5) washi tape

6) 4″ cube blumebox

7) 10 x pink gerbera daisies

How To Make It:

1) Get your children to help!

2) Paint all three Styrofoam balls with black paint. Let dry.

3) Decorate 4″ blumebox cube with washi tape. We created two lines.

4) Push toothpicks half way into the two smaller (ears) Styrofoam balls.

5) Place one ear into the left of the larger Styrofoam ball (the head) and then place the second ear into the right side of the head. Wrap a pink ribbon around one ear.

6) To decorate the stick that holds Mini’s head, roll out a strip of washi tape long enough to wrap length of craft stick, skewer or baking stick. Then wrap.

7) Peirce base of mini’s head with decorative stick. Presto…you have a 3-d mini mouse silhouette ready to go inside your floral arrangement.

8) Arrange pink gerberas inside 4″ cube blumebox and then insert your mini mouse silhouette on a stick into arrangement. This could also work great as a candy arrangement. Instead of florals fill the blumebox with candy and poke mini mouse on a stick through center of candy.

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Posted on August 27th, 2013 at 8:00 am
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Blue-Ombre-Mermaid-Centerpiece-Tutorial-1

Calling all mermaids…We have a fun tutorial that is sure to make those tails splash!

With oceanic mania hitting coast to coast we decided to try our hand in an ombre candy display, suitable for a dessert table or candy bar.

What you will need: metallic origami paper, circle punch, glue stick, white 4″ blumebox cubecake pop/dessert insert, gumballs or candy of choice

1) Start by punching out the circles from the metallic origami paper till you have a good collection of each color. We used three different hues of blue/green.

2) Starting at the base of the blumebox in the left corner, begin applying glue to dots and adhering to blumebox. Slightly overlap each dot, working across the box. Row by row till you hit the top.

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3) Repeat onto the next panel of the blumebox till all four sides are covered and sparkling. Leave as is or adorn with a personalized label!

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4) Fill push pops with gumballs or candy of choice. Place cake pop display inside a 4″ white blumebox cube. To insert push pops into our candy display box, use a blade to extend hole so that push pop sticks fit. Adjust push pops and fill base of stand with candy so that other holes are covered and all looks pretty.

For more fabulous ombre mermaid party ideas, to go with your new splashy mermaid candy display boxes, check out these sites: HWTM, Pinterest

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Posted on July 23rd, 2013 at 4:45 pm
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Operation-Shower-Love-Is-In-The-Air

Operation Shower has done it again, with the help from creative guru The TomKat Studio, in transforming tables and event space for this “Love is In The Air” event.

There are so many gorgeous details to this chocolate brown, khaki, and white party that would be just as perfect for a Vintage Anniversary party or Valentine’s Day party. We especially oohed and awed over that mouth watering dessert table and hot air balloon centerpiece constructed out of a blumebox! Catering to the vintage theme, each table was a collection of unique and different items that all tied in with one another perfectly!

Now, I have had my share of attempts in making hot air balloons out of blumeboxes, none of which you will find on our Ideas In Blume Blog, because they were just that…attempts! The key to this successful DIY to others I have tried, is the paper lantern. The rigid make up of the lantern allows for easier construction, than that of a balloon.

Check out this How To Make Your Own Hot Air Balloon Centerpiece

What you will need: 1x blumebox (4″ or 5.5″ cube will due), 4 x dowels (12 “long), 4x satin bows, satin ribbon, decals, 1 x paper lantern (6″-8″)

1)Open blumebox till bottom locks. You will not need plastic bag for this, so either fold and place on the bottom of blumebox or do not use at all.

2)Wrap blumebox with satin ribbon to suit. If using, adhere decal on top of the ribbon.

3)Hot glue a bow to each dowel.

4)Hot glue the bottom part of dowels and attach to the inside corners of the blumebox.

5) Place/rest paper lantern between the four glued dowels. Bows should be on outside of dowel.

For credits and more inspiration from this beautiful vintage baby shower, head on over to Operation Shower

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Posted on June 11th, 2013 at 9:42 am
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Operation-Shower-B-is-for-Baby

Operation Shower is at it again showering lovely expecting moms who’s husbands/partners serve in the military and have been deployed or are soon to be deployed. The love, support and celebration that Operation Shower brings to the families of those expecting is something that blumebox is honored to be part of.

The “B” is for Baby theme was carried out throughout the event, with various different letters, spinning a super cute take to each table. There was a “P” is for Play (red), “D” is for Diapers (green), “F” is for Feeding (blue), “G” is for Gifts . . . Each table started with the same table cloth and then took on different different color pallets and designs to suit the category.

We particularly loved the different ways in which they incorporated our recyclable cardboard blumeboxes to each table.

Keep showering very special people Operation Shower!

 

 

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Posted on June 4th, 2013 at 12:32 pm
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Operation Shower teamed up with Birdies for the Brave® and the PGA TOUR to host a baby shower for 41 military moms-to-be and blumebox was proud to be included in such a special organization.

“For military wives who are expecting a baby and whose spouses are deployed or soon to be deployed, the impending arrival of a child can be both exciting and stressful,” said Operation Shower Founder and Chief Shower Officer LeAnn Morrissey. “Operation Shower was created specifically because typically military moms are the ones who hold it all together at home. Without their spouses by their side, deployed to another part of the world, these moms deserve our support, our thanks, our love and an opportunity to celebrate together.”

There are so many great details at this golf inspired baby shower, most of which could easily be used for any golf themed party or father’s day brunch table!

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Posted on June 3rd, 2013 at 4:27 pm
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