We’re going to end the week with this curly-haired cutie, Xiomara. She’s the daughter of Junia Montaño, our copy editor here at Cakelet. Friend and photographer, Stephanie Todaro spent the day with her little familia, sneaking in a few fun snaps from inside Xio’s colorful nursery, then followed them to one of their favorite LA brunch spots, Rèpublique.
Don’t you love how excited they get once they’ve discovered where their belly button is?
Beautiful photos, Stephanie! And on that sweet note, happy weekend!
Thanksgiving kind of screams for natural materials, don’t you think? We’ve been thinking about traditional crafts for this delicious holiday and we kept coming back to the simplicity of corn husks. Guess what you can use them for? Poms! They’re super inexpensive and easy to make, and frankly we’re kind of addicted. We loved the little mobile we made for our Thanksgiving kids’ table and thought maybe some of you might like to make these for next week’s festivities too.
You will need:
1 bag of corn husks (found at grocery stores, especially hispanic markets, and also online.)
2. wire (any kind will do)
First you need to make thin strips from each husk. The easiest way is just to rip them with your hands. Make some thicker and some thinner for a little variety. You’ll also find that some husks are stiffer than others and using a variety of flexibility is a good idea too. You might need to test one of two first to find the ideal amount of pieces for each pom, but this is pretty much the perfect activity to do in front of a movie after the kids have gone to bed so that shouldn’t be a problem!
Once your pieces are shredded and ready to go, make a neat pile. Cut a 5-6 inch piece of wire and wrap it tightly around the center. If you’ve ever made a tissue pom, you know where we’re going from here.
Bend back each piece of husk away from the center until you have a cute little pom.
Fluff as necessary, and voila! You can make them all different sizes, by trimming the length of the whole husk before you start ripping the strips.
Photography by Scott Clark Photo.
Isn’t it the cutest when you turn to check in on the kiddos and they’re sitting there, at their mini table, laughing and eating Thanksgiving dinner with their little buddies? It’s the best. And it’s happening in just one week, guys! Their table deserves a festive touch as well, so here’s what we came up with. It’s super simple, easy to clean up, and can also be used for the adult table!
Plates and cups are from our fave, Heath Ceramics– maybe not the most kid-friendly, so you might want to lay a rug underneath their table.
We’re sharing the DIY tutorial for these corn husk poms later today!
The geo napkins from A Sunny Afternoon + that Rifle Paper Co. table runner (aka wrapping paper), that we scored at Urbanic, were the perfect additions to our little setting.
Sweet & Simple, right? Make sure to check back later. We’ll be sharing the DIY for those cute little poms!