Thursday, April 21, 2011

Upcycled Prom Decor Roundup

 Our friend Kate caught us examining something at Prom

Chris and I have both been feeling a little under the weather, so we haven't been terribly productive over the last week or two, but I thought you might appreciate a run down of all we did in preparation for Promdemonium.

In addition to the vintage clothing lamps, we also made a bunch of other decorations:

-Pop-up paper flowers like these and giant bows (large versions of this) from phone book pages, magazines and old architectural plans

-Paper pompoms from phone book pages
-Toilet paper roll art like this, but we used a glue gun to put them together faster and then we spray painted them fun colours

-Fabric bunting (as mentioned here)
-Silhouettes cut out of used contractor bags - I wish I would have gotten a good picture of these as they looked incredible in all the windows. We first took photos of the Prom volunteers in funny party poses and then used a projector to blow up the pictures and trace them onto the black plastic.

-Photo booth backdrop put together by a volunteer following these plans, with a thrifted bed sheet turned into a curtain
-We re-used the cardboard stars from previous years and made lots of new ones and spray painted them silver and gold

-Finally there was our record arch. Chris drew up the plans and the incredible volunteers brought it to life! When it was strung with freecycle Christmas lights it looked like an old jukebox.

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's not every day that my crafts get mentioned in the Citizen

Promdemonium was amazing!
Chris and I are still recovering from all the fun (and hard work).

I was so busy partying that I forgot to take pictures of all the fantastic decorations we worked on, but luckily some other folks have posted great photos and the official photo booth pictures should be up soon.

Photo by Ming Wu
Photo by Ming Wu

As alluded to in this post's title, the decor got some good press which you can read here.

If you're curious about how we made the glowing prom-wear lamps, stay tuned. I've got a full instructable in the works.