Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Decorate to Celebrate #79 - Outdoor Party or Birthday

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!! It's time for another fun challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!! For challenge #79, we are asking you to create Outdoor BBQ or Birthday Decorations!! Let's celebrate everything wonderful about neighborhood get-togethers, reunions, and grills or birthdays with your table decorations, party banners, pennants, yard signs, cupcakes, party favors and more :)


For my outdoor party project, I created a lighted arrow to guide guests to the party :) I had so much fun with this...and I will definitely be making more of these!! It's one of my favorite projects!! My Dad had a huge hand in this. I outlined the arrow on 1/4" plywood and he cut it out with his table saw. We then marked off the holes for the lights and he used his drill press to drill the holes...I did do the last hole, though :) Once he sanded it smooth, I decopaged paper from Colorbok's Under the Boardwalk stack with ModPodge, poking the papers through the holes. Once it was dry, I pushed the lights through the holes and hot glued them into place. "Party" was cut with my Cricut. Yes, I said Cricut!! I did have to dust her off and sweet talk her since it's been so long :) Plus, I had to try to remember how to use my Gypsy :) The font is from Base Camp and I cut it in LG Orange Vinyl and Black Vinyl for the shadow.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Craftin Desert Divas - Summer
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Start From Scratch (made the entire project from a piece of plywood :)
  3. DL.Art - July Linky
  4. Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
  5. Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
  7. Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
  8. Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes Mixed Media
  9. Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art
  10. All Crafts Challenge - Anything But a Card
  11. Anything But a Card - Anything Goes
Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Decorate to Celebrate to see the amazing projects my design team sisters have created for today's challenge!! Then link up your Outdoor BBQ or Birthday Party Decorations!! I can't wait to see what you create :)

53 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute Birthday sign!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Awesomely brilliant designed sign.xx
aNNie ♥

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Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Lisa this is so creative. I wish I was savy with gadgets to make this!!

Nana said...

What a awesome way to direct your guest to the party. Love the papers you used. It's just fantastic. Have a creative day.
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vic said...

How fun lisa this is fab! Loving those colours and this would be great for any party! Love it!! :)
Hugs
Vic x

Creations by Shirl said...

You are so amazing and talented LIsa.... love that sign! This definitely will draw lots of attention when you have your shindigs...LOL! Your Dad is a super dad for helping you out.....

Mulberry Mindy said...

Awesome party sign, Lisa. I love the colored papers you used, and the arrow design you used "shows the way to go!" Summer Party Time!
Mindy

Crafty Moni said...

Lisa, super cute birthday party sign. I love it!

Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
Monica L.

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, your sign is AMAZING! Wow! It must be so satisfying to begin with the blank canvas of plywood and turn it into this! :o) (And I love that it was a father-daughter project!) The papers are fantastic and your font choice is perfectly festive, too! Cricut?! Gasp! Hehe! It would have been fabulous just like that, but then you added lights! Such a unique and marvelous project, my dear Lisa. I hope your day is filled with blessings and sunshine. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

~Tammy~ said...

Dang, this is so fun! This is the perfect theme for summer!

A Casa di Ale said...

Ciao Lisa, bellissimo il tuo lavoro....
Ciao a.

Chriss America Real said...

Whoooo hooooo! I am ready to PARTY! Love this sign!

Tanya/Nonna said...

You never cease to amaze me my sweet friend! This party sign is totally fabulous! I love the great papers and colors (they scream PARTY). And, those lights?....pure genius! What a blessing to be able to work with your Dad on such an awesome project, I just love this!

DIANA L. said...

Lets party this is so fun!!!! your dad rocks!!!! tell him I said he is great-- those are definately party colors. great job Lisa.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
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Beebeebabs said...

Very nice sign - you did a awesome job "Get Your Party On" lol - have a great day and stay cool!!!

Georgiana said...

First of all...I am impressed that your dad helped you. I am not sure my hubby would even though he likes his tools. Second, your party sign is FESTIVE! It looks awesome!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is so fun and you could use it for so many occasions.

Patti Hodder said...

I am currently obsessed with marquee lights so I am so happy you shared this project. Looks awesome.

Sukie said...

Super fun sign, love the fun and festive colors you used! I think it is so awesome the your dad helped you!

Lisa said...

Hi, Lisa!
Your sign is super dupper cute♡♡♡ I just love the addition of the lights, it's the perfect touch!
Hugs,
Lisa

Norma said...

OMG! this is fabulous my friend and I love the addition of the lights, so cute and it's a sign you can use over and over. I love it.
Hugs,
Norma

yyam said...

How fun is this! I love that it lights up! Nobody will miss the party! :)

Brenda said...

Wow Lisa, you and your dad make great things together!! I love this party sign pointing the way! It's so fun and festive too and the best thing is that it lights up. So great for those evening parties! This is fabulous and you are one crafty lady along with your dad. Hugs, Brenda

Desire Fourie said...

Just love it Lisa. Its says party all over.
Hugs
Desíre
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Anne Temple said...

WOW! This is amazing and definitely a great decoration (indoors or out).

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my gosh Lisa! You always come up with the most creative idea's! What a fun project to do with your Dad! I really want to steal that sign...haha! I love the fun papers and really..the lights, what a great idea! LOVE it!!!

Have a great day..hop your having wonderful weather! It's been pretty nice here~in the high 70's! Arya is loving the outdoors and gets so upset when it's time to go inside! She loves going for bike rides, going to the park and playing in the pool. I took her to the park the other day. Oh my gosh, she was hilarious. She goes down this long, curly slide and stops at the end and says, Nanny..I jump..1, 2, 4 jump. Her foot got caught and face planted on the ground. Of course she cried but I think she was more upset about the mouth full of gravel more than anything. I felt bad but at the same time, it was so funny the way she was so confident and wipes out. 5 minutes later, she was doing it again, kids!
She keeps me on my toes, that's for sure!
Sherrie K

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, LIsa - this is amazing! What a fabulously fun party arrow - and with lights! So cute! Blessings!

VanessaB said...

you and your dad make an excellent team. that is AWESOME!!

Tara Bruening said...

This is just awesome!! You are so creative. Love that your Dad helped you. Have a great week my friend.

Tracey said...

OMGosh Lisa....this would have to be the best idea ever! Love it.....Have a great week!

Leslee said...

Wow!!!! Your sign looks great! Lucky your dad is there to help out and so nice to include him in your project. It must look cool in the evening all lit up! I want to know where you find the time to create everything?

Angie C. D. said...

WOW. Your creativity has no bounds, Lisa! I'm amazed at this awesome project. Love the vinyl and the colors you used. And what a sweet dad to help you out. Have a great day!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is so fun and perfect for a party !!! Love the colors and design !! Hope you have a wonderful day !!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

WoW Lisa! This is awesome! Carri~Abusybee
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Creative M said...

OMG! Way TOO Cool!! You dusted off the Cricut?..LOL!!! Good For you!!!
This is Amazing, Creative and so much FUN!! I absolutely LOVE this!!!
Does your dad have a blog?.lol
Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day my friend,
M'
*Crafting With Creative M*

Mollie said...

WOW!!! Lisa, this is AWESOME!!! I LOVE crafting with wood and decoupage! I haven't done it in a while, but you have inspired me to start a project! Your paper is fabulous and I am so glad you used your Cricut :) Seriously, I LOVE this sign - you did a fabulous job with it!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Emily
Mollie's Motif

Angie A said...

Wow sounds like a lot of work....lol But it turned out fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

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Kate said...

Awesome Sign.

Julie Short said...

Your sign is super! Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card this challenge.

Suzanne C said...

What a great festive party sign! Love the bright colors and how you displayed it! Looks like the party was a success. Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Indy said...

Love it! Bright, bold and perfect to direct friends to the party fun!
Hugs,
Debbie

Pam said...

Awesome party sign!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

Beautiful sign - thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck x

Gerda said...

What a awesome project!! I LOVE this sign, Lisa!!!!! Have a great day.
Gerda

Karen said...

What an awesome birthday project, Lisa! The paper you used is so pretty! How you added the lights around the sign is such a fun idea! Love it!! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Diane said...

What a creative idea...LOVE the lights idea...now who would of thought of that...where do you get these ideas..goodness I wish I had half the creative talent you have!!! and how wonderful your Dad could help you...another awesome project my friend!!!

Shelly said...

Oh my gosh, it's fabulous!!! I am calling my hubs right now, I want one too ;) he'll be thanking you all the way to the hardware store :) haha!! A few years back, we made Christmas trees with lights similar to this so hopefully we can do it :)

Have a great day and as ways thank you for the inspiration!!!!
Shelly

Beccalite said...

This is so creative and such a fun idea love the colours xx

Thank for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirt.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (DT member)

Gill McCall said...

such a fab make. Thanks for entering into our Sisters of Craft Challenge. Gill DT

Kim said...

What a great/creative sign! I'm loving that it lights up!! Your so Clever!!!
Hope your having a great weekend!!
~Kim

Jessi said...

this is great!

Helen said...

Great project - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is fab - gorgeous thankyou for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month.
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