Monday, June 5, 2017

The Christening

Some weeks ago we christened our little boy. It was a great day for us and our son and will always remember it with the most tender and happy feelings! 
 Today’s post is about some decorative and practical ideas of what I did to create  pretty  items  for the decoration and  invitations of the christening  without spending a fortune.
The theme of the decoration was ‘rocking horses’.
My first thought was that I would like to  make an  original  invitation that our guests could keep and use afterwards. There was an abundance of pretty items on the market but , as I said before, I wanted to make something myself and at low budget. 
So, I came up with the idea of using little boxes  and put  the invitation inside  . I bought them  at low price  and I was really glad to find boxes at a good size so that I could type the text of the invitation on paper and stick it inside.  I also included a little treat for my guests – little colourful chocolates.

I used ribbons, thread ,strings , tiny blue beads and tiny ,white , wooden horses to adorn each box and voila , they were ready at no time and looked GOOOOD! My guests liked the idea and I was thrilled with the outcome!

Then, I started thinking about the centerpieces for the tables at the reception hall. Again there were many things one can choose from but my fingers were itching to make something myself. 
I bought metal , painted pots and pots of flowers to put in. Then, I used wooden sticks to glue blue and white wooden rocking horses on . 
 I also used  different types of ribbons and beads to embellish my horses and they were ready for decoration!! They looked great and the guests  took them home with them .

I also  laid  a long wooden table very nicely, to serve as the ‘table of wishes’. I bought a notebook with a hard cover and embellished it with tiny bunting, a light blue  rocking horse and some fabric and my ‘wish book’ was ready. 
 Then, I used light blue, metal pots with fake  green plants  and made lots of pom poms using paper napkins in different shades of blue. I used big glass bowls to put marshmallows, chocolates and other treats for children in and used blue ribbon with white dots and tiny rocking horses for   the scoops my guests would use to help themselves.

Finally, I used cardboard in blue and white to make some hot air balloons, which I also embellished with paper rocking horses, ribbons and pom poms  . I used them to decorate the front of the little church.  

               I also decorated the font with little bouquets of white roses and some greenery, which again I made myself.
A final touch was the wreath I made using ribbons, strings, thread and wooden rocking horses and hung at the entrance of the reception hall.
It took a long  time and great effort to prepare everything with a baby at home and having almost no free time , but it was all very worthwhile and felt very good and happy with the fact that I managed to do things the way I liked  and at low cost.
I hope you like my ideas and why not, try them yourselves for similar events.
I wish you all the very best for the new month. Isn’t it great that summer is finally here!!!
Happy, creative, summer days ahead to all!
My love,

Tina xxx