Lucky for me, I have this lovely friend Melissa, who has an amazing blog, and she had an idea to make a Derby craft together. She also needed help styling her fascinator, and outfit for Oaks, so I was so happy to help. It was a welcomed distraction ;). Styling is one of my favorite things to do! So we made a lunch date at my house, and knocked several projects out in a short amount of time. Multi-tasking at it's best. We had both picked up these plastic horses the other day at a local shop. We loved them because they looked vintage. They just needed an extra special touch. Melissa had the idea to put them on a box, which was perfect!
Here are the supplies you will need:
Double sided tape
Tickets-found at a party supply store
The first thing that we did was cover the boxes. I chose a fun Dear Lizzy, modern chevron print. I love incorporating modern with vintage. We measured the box, and cut the paper to fit.
I then painted the top a light aqua, no big surprise there ;)
Next I embellished the top with cute little pom poms. We then made little ribbons to put on the box out of paper. I embellished it with a little gold star, just for fun.
Next I had to make the first place ribbon for the larger horse. This is done by just using the accordion technique. You fold the paper back and forth. You will need two 1/2 inch strips. Then you use double sided tape to secure the ends together. Or you can make some like the ones I made in this blog post.
I then glued some pretty pink vintage flowers in the center, added some pink tickets, and glued some vintage velvet ribbon the the back. Very easy, and it's a fun way to personalize it to your liking. I am so happy with the way they turned out, and the best part is that I made them with a dear friend. :) Melissa also has some other awesome Derby decoration ideas on her blog here.
Until next time,