Here’s a fun detail from our End of Summer Party! We loved the Paper Mobile by Oh Happy Day and thought it would add the perfect touch to our bright outdoor set up. For step-by-step instructions, check out the paper mobile link above, or take a look at our Circle Paper Garland blog post! I will say, however, that the strips of paper are a bit harder to sew together than the circle garland was. I found that adjusting the needle thread tension on my sewing machine to a lower setting while using a straight stitch helped a lot! If you find your thread snapping or getting caught, try loosening your stitch and tension before calling it quits. Or call it quits and make the
As this summer ends we thought we’d put together a little table setting to feature two new art prints now available on Etsy! We also made some fun DIY projects to add to any party! Click on the pictures below to see the Etsy listings. Feel free to mosey around the shop to see some other new art work that is now available while you’re in there! Here are some of the elements we used to create our simple End of Summer Party (you might recognize some of them from this year’s Summer Party!): Paper Strip Garland Button Bouquet Dip Dyed Frosted Tumblers Button Napkin Rings Linen Napkins by Pottery Barn Placemats from Bed Bath & Beyond Frames from Pottery Barn We will be
Today we pulled together some of our favorite DIY decor and treats for this white-inspired Summer party! We absolutely LOVE parties and table settings. What better way to celebrate Summer than with a crisp white set up? And in this heavy summer heat, baby’s breath, cupcakes, and cocktails definitely helped us stay cool. Here are some of the elements we used to create our simple Summer party: Paper circle garland Tissue paper pom poms Cupcake flags by Vicky Barone Button Bouquet Linen napkins by Pottery Barn Placemats by Threshold Pearl Cluster Napkin Rings by Pier 1 Imports Metallic confetti tumblers Happy Summer and stay cool!
Here’s a fun and easy (and cheap!) detail from our son’s first birthday party! What you need: Colored tissue paper, floral wire, scissors, and string. What to do: 1) Stack 10 to 15 pieces of tissue and fold it up accordion style. 2) Twist floral wire around the middle of the folded tissue paper and fasten into a loop. 3) For the party, we cut the ends of the accordion into a point to make a more spiky pom pom. You can also cut a scalloped edge for a more flowery look. 4) Carefully pull each of the sheets of paper away from the bunch to create your pom pom! 5) Tie a piece of string on the wire loop and hang your pom poms! Here
Here’s a fun and easy detail from our son’s first birthday party! What you need: Scrapbook paper, circles to trace (we used some different sized circular things from the kitchen), a glue stick, scissors, all-purpose thread, and a sewing machine. What to do: 1. Trace your circles with a pencil and cut them out. 2. If your scrapbook paper is only one-sided, use the glue stick to put two pieces together and let dry completely. 3. Put your circles in the order and length you’d like. 4 One by one, slowly feed them into your sewing machine, leaving a tail of thread at each end to use to hang the garland. 5. Hang your garland and enjoy! We made another circle garland (this time all-white) for
We had such a wonderful time at my youngest’s first birthday party! Here are some details that made the day extra special. Despite the call for rain, we had the most beautiful weather on the day of the party! With that little last-minute surprise, we moved some of the decorations outside and set up the bucket of bubble wand party favors for the kiddos to play with. We tried to make the theme of the party as much of his personality as possible. We used bright, playful colors, and even got out a few of his baby spoons to serve the condiments! Most importantly, I had so much fun putting his little face on everything from the cupcake toppers to the party favor tags. His cute little baby