Tuesday, September 20, 2011

For Barbie's Golden Jubilee (50th Birthday)

So my best friend in the entire world is turning 50 next month!  She's calling it her Golden Jubilee so I wanted to add some gold to her celebration and decided to make her a Hershey kiss rose bouquet, in gold of course. 

I searched all over and couldn't find gold cellophane and the only Hershey's kisses that were gold were almond so I settled on yellow cellophane and plain kisses.  I wrapped 50 of these using cellophane, bamboo skewers, floral tape and silk leaves.

I painted a bucket I got from Hobby Lobby metallic gold, put a circle of floral styrofoam inside and stuck the kisses in that.  Then I bought some metallic gold crinkle stuff to cover the skewers and used rectangles of gold glittered tulle as accents.  I wrapped a big tulle bow around it and needing something a little extra, I found a bow gold glittered Christmas ornament at Hobby Lobby which I stuck to the bow with a sticky glue dot.  I think it turned out fairly cool.

I prefer the mixed candy bouquets myself (like the one in a previous post that I made for my daughter's speech competition) but since I wanted this to be obviously gold, went with just the kisses.  She loves chocolate and yellow roses so it's a double yay.

I also picked up several glittered gold ornaments at Hobby Lobby (I should probably just get a job there, I'm at HL all the time) including a golden crown and golden carriage (like in Cinderella). 

I'm also knitting her a set of Halloween dishcloths that she requested and am adding a few extra goodies to her package like candles, etc.  Hopefully she likes it!

1 comment:

  1. Perfect, made some of those kisses years ago, but didn't remember how. My co-worker wanted a bunch for niece for a dance recital and so we all made them with her at lunch. Pink and Purple of course for the little dancer, but love your gold. The bucket etc really makes it look special. Nicely done. Popping into say hi today from Bridge and Beyond