Liven Up Your Table with a Painted Stripe Tablecloth

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Jordan from Oh Happy Day and her team worked together to create this bright and beautiful striped tablecloth – with PAINT! I am a huge fan of painting on fabric, so this project is right up my alley. Jordan simply taped off stripes on a store-bought tablecloth and then painted them in with fabric paint. […Read More]

Cheap and Easy Colorful Felt Garland

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Once a long time ago Roberta of Mommy Like Whoa loved to fill her house with all of Anthropologie’s pretties. Then she got married and had kids who broke many of those expensive pretties. Doh! Roberta says luckily she is a crafty gal and has been able to create her own pretties for way less cash – like this colorful felt garland she made for free using scraps of felt and embroidery thread. This is adorable for a party or just day-to-day hanging on a mantel or draped on a buffet.

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Colorful Flower Garland for a Spring Party

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After her daughter decided on a spring theme for her fourth birthday party, Jodi at Meaningful Mama started searching for inspiration. She came across a flower garland from Pottery Barn Kids and quickly realized she could make it herself and even had all the materials on-hand. Woohoo! I love the variety of textures, colors, and patterns Jodi used!

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Cookout Food Labels

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Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for backyard BBQs, bonfires, and pool parties. Jaime from That’s My Letter shares an idea for creating the perfect party table with her mini croquet mallet food labels. I mean how cute are these? Aside from just looking adorable, these food labels clearly mark all the grub so guests know what’s being served. They’re also versatile enough to be used as place cards or garden markers if you remove the base.

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Ombre Paint Stick Party Backdrop

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Christine from Pure Joy Events has a passion for planning kids’ parties and finds Anthropologie’s window displays to be a great source of inspiration for her backdrops. I have been known to find creative uses for paint stirrers so it’s no wonder this ombre paint stick design caught my eye. Christine created her beachy backdrop by painting large paint stirrers and them simply sticking them on the wall with painter’s tape. How cute is this for a surf-themed birthday or pool party?

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Paper Flower Art

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The second Nikki from Tikkido saw pictures of the striking paper flower backdrop from Chanel’s Spring 2009 show she knew she wanted to recreate it. Happily, she did! And it only cost her about $15. Nikki says, “It was perfect as a backdrop for the party I was designing, and now has a second life as a gorgeous, large scale art piece in my home.”

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Painted Glow Jars

Shari from Turnstyle Vogue made some really cool lit jars that offer the soft glow and laid back vibe of candles but without the open flame. Shari suggests using them for outdoor décor, weddings and parties, and even as nightlights for kids. The list goes on and on! Hands down,  I like Shari’s colorful collection […Read More]