Garden Party Dessert Stand

Welcome to my Garden Party and feast your eyes on my  3-tier dessert stand!

Garden party dessert stand The Designers Craft Connection is offering up all kinds of wonderful inspiration courtesy of Deflecto this month so be sure to check out the linksGarden party dessert stand

There will be a GIVEAWAY. You may enter to win by posting a comment on my post and the DCC blog, then entering via the Rafflecopter widget.  The WINNER will receive a Dessert Stand – just like the one I received (excluding the clip on the top). US and Canada only.

Check out how I did it. Hover over the photos to read the details!

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Succulents and Ferns add a lush topper

I enjoyed creating the topper. By adding ferns, succulents, peacock feathers, and purple flowers it really makes a statement. I also decided to add the Garden Party signage using a Deflecto clip ( although the dessert stand really didn’t need it). I figured; what the heck?!  🙂

Each tier was covered in coordinating washi tape and the top tier has resin flowers attached – they are SO pretty.

I wrapped 2 ferns around the inside of the second tier and finished it off with this GREAT picket fence I found hiding in my stash!

Thanks for visiting and remember to leave a comment to win one of these GREAT stands!

Please note: This is a sponsored post. Deflecto has provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions. 

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Smoothfoam Wreaths for Any Occasion

Smoothfoam wreaths are wonderful for any occasion- and they’re not just for making wreaths.Smoothfoam Wreath

It’s that time of month again when the members of the DCC (Designer Craft Connection) blog hop and bring to you all different ways to decorate with a given product. This month’s wonderful sponsor is Smoothfoam™ and they generously provided me with 4 ruled wreath rings, of different sizes.smoothfoam wreath

Smoothfoam Wreath

With so many projects on the go I like when I can use something like this fantastic round tray to keep everything together, and for ease of movement. Here I’m gathering the materials and deciding how I want to design this wreath. I love that the wreath is clearly marked for ease of evenly filling each section. I have had my eye on this luscious green chalk paint from Americana® DECOR for quite some time and decided TODAY was THE DAY to work with it.


  • Smoothfoam™ ruled wreath
  • Americana® DECOR Chalky Finish, new life
  • twine – enough to circle the wreath (following the marked circle)
  • Maya Road zippers, blue and green, cut in length to wrap around wreath
  • Succulents
  • Feathers
  • Assorted greenery
  • Pom Pom flowers
  • Recollections® wood die cut butterfly
  • organza
  • Americana® DECOR 2″ paint brush
  • hot glue gun
  • flat stylus


  • Paint the wreath on both sides. Repeat when dry, and let dry. I wasn’t sure how the chalk paint would do with the Smoothfoam™; with two coats the colour is uniform and beautiful.Smoothfoam Wreath
  • With the hot glue gun adhere a piece of twine along the marked circle of the wreath.
  • Glue zipper pieces at each of the marked numbers. I lined them up so the smooth side was touching the number and that’s where I ran the glue. I alternated one blue, two green, etc.Smoothfoam Wreath

Tip: Use a non-stick tool, like a stylus, to act as a ‘2nd finger’ to press the parts you are gluing so you don’t get burning hot glue on your skin – like I did! 

  • Place succulents at every second number. Cut the length of the plant stem so you have just enough wire to stick into the wreath without poking a hole through the other side. Put some glue in the hole or on the end of the wire and stick it into the Smoothfoam™.Smoothfoam Wreath
  • I then added fabric, peacock feathers, pom pom flowers (that’s what I call them), and embellishment(s).Smoothfoam Wreath
  • Add a hanger, hang her up, and ENJOY!

Please visit the Designer Craft Connection blog and check all the other designers’ creations!

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