Barbara’s 50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop ~ DAY 2


Thanks for returning back to the hop today! We saw quite a few great projects yesterday! My favorite was Tammy’s “Aloha” Board Book on The Purple Muse blog. What was yours?

Well onto day 2 of the Hop so here is my second project! ~A Tiki Centerpiece~

Just a little background on me, I am a Stay At Home Mother & I have my own Custom Party Supply business from home. I do A LOT of Yo Gabba Gabba party decorations so my inner Party Planner had to show up to make something for this Birthday Blog Hop.  What better idea than A Centerpiece. Every table at a party needs a great centerpiece, right? So here is mine!

Here is how I made it:










  1. The Tiki base, cylinder, & top was made from the 3D Pencil Box of the “School Days SVG Kit from SVG Cuts website. You can buy the set here. I just did not cut out the top part of the pencil & just used the bottom base for the top as well as the bottom.  I then found a Tiki face clip art online that I converted from a JPeg file to a Cut file in Inkscape. I then sized it up in SCAL & cut it in a yellow, purple & tan colored cardstock (3 different sheets). After paper piecing the face together, I did cut the mouth section out from the cylinder (I used brown poster board) & using my ATG gun I glued a 4×4 square piece of clear acetate (I recycled old clear report covers I had from college that I knew I could use again someday). I inked up the edges of the face pieces before gluing them to the cylinder base to make it looked aged. I then also edged the brown tiki with a tan ink & brown ink to also give it a weathered look.  I did forget to buy a LED Tealight but the light from it would shine thru the teeth of the Tiki to make it look like it’s angry! But that was the reason for me cutting a section from the base out, so that I can make it into a luminaria in case the Luau went into the night time.
  1. Now it would look cute alone or sitting on top of a cupcake stand, which I also made. I used green cardstock from The Paper Studio, base is textured cardstock & the top part is plain green cardstock. I used the base that I found on Aleisha Davis Designs blog as a free file. I didn’t care too much for the round top & I liked a more finished look with a square top. So I quickly created one in SCAL then I decided to add small palm trees to make it more into the Luau theme. I added a strip of yellow on the back side of the flaps to let the palm trees show up better.
  2. A centerpiece can’t be without flowers. So I wanted some Hibiscus flowers but didn’t think I have a SVG file for them. So I searched for just the right clip art & converted it into a cut file in Inkscape. I imported it into SCAL & made a shadow of it to make a base in Purple cardstock (from Stampin Up), I made another shadow but that was smaller than the purple base in flat yellow cardstock & inked it in red ink & then used textured cardstock from the Paper Studio in orange for the flower petals. I sprayed the petals with my Glitter Shimmer, also from Stampin Up (you can order from my rep if you don’t have one here). I used my golden glitter spray for the petals to give it that “bling”. I then cut the sides of the petals once I glued the pieces together & “cupped” the petals up & curled them back. So that way they can sit nicely under the stand & look realistic rather than a flat paper pieced flower.
Hope you like today’s creation. I LOVE making party supplies so this was a real treat to make for Barbara! Thanks for stopping by again! Hope to see you tomorrow!
Now onto the next blog  – GINA!
But in case you need it again, here is the line up:

50th Birthday Luau Blog Hop Lineup:

1. Barbara B.

2. Gill M –

3. Linda Simpson –

4. Shawnee –

5. Lisa –

6. Jacki

7. Pendra

8. Ashley-

9. Tammy-

10. Sherry-

11. Jearise-

12. Cyndie-

13. Gina-

14. April –

15. Lynne-


About Cyndie

I am a SAHM of a very active 3 yr. old little boy & have a pre-teen 12 yr old step-son. I have been married to a wonderful man for 3 years now but have been together for more than 6 years. I love using my Cricut & Sure Cuts A Lot software to make customized birthday party supplies, scrap book pages, 3D paper art & much more! I am Co-Creative Director of a local crafting organization called ABC Krafterz. I teach Beginner's & Advanced classes on the Cricut & the Sure Cuts A Lot program. I run a small party business from home called Cyndie's Paper Boutique (formerly known as Cyndie Creative Crafts). I have my degree in Merchandising from the University of North Texas & minored in business.

15 responses »

  1. Wow, I am in awe. Truly amazing and beautiful Very creative too. Again, thanks for participating and can’t wait until tomorrow to see what your next creation is. Again, I am truly in awe. Fabulous.

    Barbara B.

  2. When I got your email this morning, I read every step on making this totally awesome tiki! Thanks for sharing and providing the details:-)

  3. All I can say is WOW!!! Mr. Tiki rocks! And the flowers are amazing!!

    I didn’t see a regular Google follower box, so I subscribed to your emails! Stop by and say hi if you get a chance!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

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