Whew! I am sure I am not the only one who feels that way now that our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet is over, but we all had a great time. I was totally thrilled with how cool the fire pit centerpieces turned out. In the end I decided to sand the edges. I thought it gave it that white hot look :0) Kristen and her hubby made the marshmallows/roasting sticks, sweet Ann painted the orange flames for me-HUGE help!
It was kinda funny this morning. All of the red flames were spread across my craft table like this when I walked into the room. It looked a little cartoony. It reminded me of a scene from Mario Brothers or something, with little fires all over the table top waiting to be put out-Made me laugh :0D
Anyway, I glued all the orange to the red, then glued the logs to the bottom so that the two pieces could come apart, but the whole thing was free standing when put back together. Can you tell I am a little proud of myself about this project. I spend a long while trying to figure out just how to make this fire cool looking, easy to put together, and somewhat easy to store. Yep. I love it!
I have the pattern ready and on sale at my Etsy site. You can find it here:
Here are all sides of the photo cubes. They turned out totally Awesome! Julie dropped by yesterday to help with the photo cubes and ended up taking everything with her and doing them all at her house-BLESS YOU JULIE!!!
Here is a table, scouts included. I tore pieces of craft paper for the placemats, wrapped the silverware in the napkins and tied with jute, did a quick serge around the plaid for the center square, and then I think you have heard enough about the fires by now :0) The photo cubes are all there too with each boy's photo and den photo as a keepsake.
I made the pennant banner about an hour before we had to leave. This one took about 20 minutes to cut, 20 minutes to look for my jute/ribbon/anything to sew the pennants to, 20 minutes to sew it all together. It measured almost 90 feet long. I really, really LOVE pennant banners. They give the ability to decorate the top half of the room without the expense and waste of balloons. The fabric for this banner was purchased at Walmart for $1.50 a yard-the equivalent of 3 yards- and $4 for the ribbon I sewed the pennants to. That's a total of $9 for a decoration that can be re-used year after year. I have enough fabric cut out to make one more so next year we can hang 2.
Check out these cuties!!! Ann found the idea, Bobbi made them happen. Little Owl s'mores! How cute is that :0)
So they are made with a graham cracker as the body, two marshmallows slightly melted in the microwave, 2 yellow chocolate melts for the yellow part-obviously :0), and chocolate chips for the pupils. Lets ask Emmalee if they were any good...
Oh, I'm sorry. She can't talk right now :0) Scott said he couldn't stop eating them so you know they must have been good!
*Note* If you are loven' the fire pit, I do have one for sale on my etsy. The pattern is ready and available as a download for $5 at my Etsy site also:
Email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well, there you have the behind the scenes wrap-up of our Blue and Gold decorating. So many hands make light work, right? Now to get ready for the Pinewood Derby :0) One month to go!