A Birthday & A Dinglehopper

Well it's that time of year again - Sophia's birthday.  Can you believe she is FOUR this year?!   She's also very aware that she wants a party with an Ariel theme!  I actually find this a very fun theme and hope to go all out.

First come the invitations.  Since Ariel is all about the ocean I thought a "message in a bottle" would be appropriate and a work colleague of mine is doing this for her wedding.  Because this birthday is for children I opted for little plastic bottles.  I drained the water and set them out to dry while I coloured in my mermaid image from Whimsie Doodles.  I used my copics.  I didn't go all detailed and shaded like I normally would because I had ten of them to do.  I get bored doing the same thing over and over, so I just decided there and then to just colour them in.  I added a tiny stick on gem to her starfish in her hair.

I then worked on my crate-paper rosettes.  Again with having ten I didn't want to be sewing them all up.  So I just pleated them in my hands, slowly turning as I went until I got the desired rosette.  I added a little glue to the back to prevent it from unraveling.

For the actual bottles I didn't try to peel off the label I just wrapped some handmade, slightly shiny and textured paper around and glued.  Then I added some ribbon.  The ribbon came in a pack of 3, so I used all three on the bottles so they didn't all look the same.

Now the rosettes are ready to go on the bottle with Ariel on top.  I also added a fork.  Why a fork you ask?  Well for any die-hard Ariel fan you will know that it's not a fork, it's a Dinglehopper!
Ariel collects things from the human world, and one of those things she names a Dinglehopper - she figures you use it to comb your hair.

Anyway back to the invite.....inside the bottle is six scoops of sand, a sprinkle of little shells and two sprinkles of gold and blue stars.  Then I rolled up the invite, tied some yellow twine around it and dropped in through the neck of the bottle.  Because of the sand, the invite sits right at the top of the bottle which makes it easy to remove.

On the lids I glued one flat glass marble and a small shell.

Sophia was very impressed and couldn't wait to hand them out today at kindy!!



Josephine said...

What a great idea for invitations!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Birthday' Challenge #56!
Sandi ♥
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Susan Martin said...

So cute!! Great coloring!! Thanks for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!! I hope we see you again next week!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Corrinne Quinn said...

Fantastic! I adore Ariel, too :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

I invite you to share your creativity with me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

Lots of crafty joy,

Bettina L. said...

Such cute invitations. Just love the bottle idea, might wanna go ahead and try that one myself sometime. Thanks for playing at Pattie's Creations and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Pattie's Creations Challenge! xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Sarah: Your projects are wonderful--your daughter is so lucky! Isn't this a fun way to use your stash! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too. Come by tomorrow, 23 Nov, for our next great challenge

Simply Create Too DesignTeam

Tracey said...

Oh wow, what fabulous invitations! Sophia is very lucky to have such a crafty Mum. Thank you for sharing with us at The Squirrel and The Fox, I hope to see you there again soon.

mylittlecardstudio.blogspot.com said...

Wow, fabulous idea and cute image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

DesignerDiva said...

WOW how clever is this idea! Fabulous creative work
Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck in the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx