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DIY: New Trend ~ The Photo Scene Setter

Published September 19, 2010 by tianateaparty

These days everyone has some kind of equipment to take photos; traditional cameras, camera phones or the multi functional camera/video phone, making it so much easier to take photos at events.  Tiana Tea Party  just added the Disney Princess Scene Setter for our photo opportunities, but there are so many other options that can be used to make a great scene setter.

The fabric back drop is the easiest, head to your local Joann’s get enough fabric to cover the amount of wall coverage you need, hang fabric on wall using double-sided tape or velcro strips, or drape the fabric over a fabric rack and voila!, you have your fabric photo scene setter.  We will be posting a tutorial on how to make your own photo booth in the upcoming weeks.


DIY: Happy Meal Wreath

Published September 12, 2010 by tianateaparty

It always happens…you hold on to things then you finally make the decision to throw it out then you find a use of the item.  This is how I felt when I saw the DIY Happy Meal Wreath at the Infarrantly Creative blog.   I had hundreds of happy meal toys that I always felt that I could use at some point then I finally threw them out.  They say that you can get a bag fulls of toys at the Goodwill store for $1.99.  I just might take a trip over there, pick up some toys and make  my own wreath. 

Check out their website for full instructions.

DIY: Fresh Flower Chair Decoration

Published September 8, 2010 by tianateaparty

A Dramatic Chair GarlandShopping List:

10 -15 stems of fully opened flower blossoms, Fishline, A Needle, Scissors, A spray bottle with water, Ziplock bag, Ribbon (aprox. 2 yards)


Clip the stems off all the flowers so they can sit flat. Measure the width of your chair and times it by 2.

Cut a length of fishline to match your measurement. Thread a needle through the fishline and tie a knot at the end of it. Push the needle through the bottom of the flower and repeat. String together all the flowers until the garland is full.
To keep garland fresh overnight, mist the garland with water and keep in the fridge overnight in a ziplock bag.
Photo Credit : Project Wedding

DIY Teabralabra

Published July 30, 2010 by tianateaparty

I am so obsessed with vintage tea cup, plates, napkins.   Love, love, love it!  When I saw this candelabra on  it was inspiration abound.  Being able to incorporate candles and flowers into a single centerpiece, will make for a spectacular focal point on any table.  Check out the picture and then my inspirations on how you can make your teabralabra uniquely yours.

a diy centerpieceIdeas for your candelabra

1.  Instead of tea cups use tall votives, the varying heights will provide random lighting.

2.  String crystal strands from each candelabra arm.

3.  Hang ornaments from the candelabra arms.

4.  Wrap feather boa throughout the candelabra.

5.  Fill clear cups with candy for a colorful candy buffet.

6. Fill clear cups with floating  fish to create a visual marine escape.

7. Fill clear glass with fruits or nuts.

8. Just add you own twist to make it uniquely yours.