Get ready, because I plan to share more of the deets of everything that went down in Palm Springs at Meet Make Do. I’ve already said that it was a blogger’s dream. These gals and I plan to just build a commune where we can all live and chat and create together. Want to join? I ask in a non-creepy way. Come live with us…
The day I arrived, the weather was beautiful so we all spent the day outside working on various projects. I’m all about the easy DIYs these days and I spotted a couple of 36″ round balloons (courtesy of Shop Sweet Lulu! Thanks, gals!) and decided to get my golf/croquet game on. And what’s better than regular-sized golf/croquet? Life-size golf/croquet.
Every kind of supply we could ever want was at our disposal. Using an air compressor (like one used to blow up an air mattress), I inflated these balloons until they were super huge and awesome.
Take some white acrylic paint and paint stripes of different sizes on the balloons as you see fit. Wait for them to dry, and then get your croquet on.
Now, here’s the thing. I know that croquet has those wire thingies on the green. And I know that regular golf balls are boring and stripe-less. But I had to combine the two, because how dreamy is this? Kind of Alice in Wonderland-y if you ask me.
Good ol’ Chelsea from The Paper Mama rocking the green. She was dressed so fabulously that she ended up modeling most of our projects for us! Such a trooper.
To dress up the holes, I just taped some honeycomb tissue diamonds from Shop Sweet Lulu to the tops of each pole. And then I hung out on the green all afternoon. I understand why men golf so much. It’s just so relaxing and pretty.
photography: all photos by Mary Costa Photography