Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Retro Straws and Fondant Flowers

A friend of ours has opened a wonderful shop in downtown Mason, MI called Ballyhoo that has all sorts of vintage and retro things.  One of the unique items she carries are old fashioned striped paper straws.  Leah and I both have been waiting for an excuse to buy some so when she and her best friend started to plan a party we zipped into to town to buy a package.

We spent the morning decorating the straws and making desserts for the party.
We used the Decorative Label punch and added two slits with an Exacto knife so they would slide onto the straws.  The names of the guests will be written on the back to identify them.
For the front we added Pumpkin Pie flowers punched with the Blossom Punch.  The centers are the retired color Taken with Teal to match the straws.  
Here they are all done!
We also made fondant flowers for dessert.  First we rolled the fondant into balls.
And then shaped them into petals.
Pretty and yummy!!


  1. oh my gosh betty... a coworker was just talking about these paper straws and we all looked at her like she was nuts - how would paper straws work with a wet beverage. does your friend ship items? I would love to tell my friend she can order them. maybe I'll go send you a message on stampin' connection...

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