I’m a member of a yahoo group called Bits of Goodness. I’ve just started my first swap with them and I wish I had found them YEARS ago “I TELL YOU!” (…anyone know that movie line?)
Please if you’re in this swap and want to be surprised…don’t peek. Also…my element mommas if you read this…fair warning! 😉
I signed up for the Wish.Wonder.Surprise swap and made 6 sets of Gnome or Fairy sized table with 4 chairs with a confetti type look to them. I also made gifts wrapped in little bows and a cake that just happened to have icing the same color as the bows on the presents at each individual table. You were to send 5 and a hostess gift as a thank you to the hostess for well…hosting! 🙂
The girls and I painted them after I’d glued them with a non-toxic hot glue. I’m proud to say I never burnt myself! 🙂 (Yes. Burning myself with the glue gun happens a lot. For some reason I’m always getting the molten lava they call glue on my fingers. And, I can attest it’s not toxic ’cause any time I hurt my fingers right into my mouth they go. There isn’t any ill effects like double vision or double vision or anything. 😉 ) Sunshine globbing the paint on is where I got the idea for my little nativity sets shepards hair. I have to say she still did a better job of keeping herself clean than I did. Paint’s like a magnet to me. I just get covered in it.
So, they were glued, painted and then I popped pretty little dots of colors on top of the chairs. I didn’t put anything on top of the table ’cause when the gifts and the cake were on it I didn’t want it to look too busy. Yep..I’m Martha Gnome-rt.
The gifts were wrapped in ribbons and the cake was painted to match. Pretty simple and adorable when put on a plate and set upon the table just waiting for the little ones to make a WISH as they blew out their candles, WONDER if their presents held their wish and be SURPRISEd when they open it and discover what’s inside. To me Wish.Wonder.Surprise is a child’s birthday celebration.