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Monday, May 30, 2011

Early Preparations

I am starting some early preparations for Roly Poly's first birthday party,
which isn't until the end of July.

I know that you might think I am starting too early,
but really I bought the first party item in OCTOBER!!!!

Yes, October.

In addition to this,
I already have the invitations.

My friend Melissa who runs an awesome company called

designed them.

I will be sharing them with you sometime soon.

However, today I want to share with you the little cloche that I made.

Do you remember this cloche from my Spring Centerpiece Vignette?

Well, it has now been altered.
This was ALWAYS the plan when I purchased it.

I took the cloche and, well, I actually think it was some sort of drinking glass
because a candle could never have fit in it, and married them.

First, I spray painted each item with KRYLON Jade spray paint;
it matches the other decor that I have planned.

Then I used the trusty old E-6000 to adhere the "glass" to the bottom of the cloche.
Now it was a lovely pedastool.

Then I roughed up the trays edges with some sand paper to give it a more distressed look.


Pretty cloche in which the Roly Poly's smash cake will be displayed.

I am actually unsure about the distressing that I did.
I don't think that I did a very good job.

What do you think?
Should I repaint it so that it is all uniform?


  1. Oh and you can never start too early on planning a party!! :)

  2. I like it just the way it is! I worry with distressing too--did I do too much? Not enough? Wrong places? ;)

  3. It's not too early at all. My baby turns 1 in September and I am already planning his party and stocking up on all things monkey.

  4. Love it - I don't think it needs to be redone at all! & Thanks for the shout out!

  5. That's such a fabulously cute idea girl. It will be adorable, I can so picture it already. Great idea :)

    Hugs, Bella


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