Whiffle ball bouquet! I love it because it's a bit thicker and more ruffle edged than a pom. Whiffle balls and coffee filters found at the dollar store! Find the full tutorial on the whiffle ball bouquet at Me Making Do
I've talked many times about backdrops. They are an easy way to tie in your colors and tie in your theme as well as cover up space that may not fit in. I mean, not everyone has a blank slate to transform for every event they throw, right?
Diane of the blog In My Own Style shows a super easy way to create wall art... or.... backdrops.
Made with canvas, mod podge and tissue paper! Yep, tissue paper.
A great idea for parties or making great artwork for any room of your home!
Sidenote: This is a wonderful inexpensive way to create holiday art. Make a few large pieces in holiday themes to change out throughout the year?
I needed a little somethin' somethin' on the corner of a piece of furniture. Something with a little height, but not huge and something I didn't mind if my 3 year old knocked off and destroyed.
Enter Goodwill and Dollar Tree items!
I started with this. I'm always on the lookout for urns at Goodwill. Soooo many great uses! This one is a FTD floral urn. It was originally a very dirty off white. You could tell it was pretty old. Cleaned it up, painted it black...and filled it with floral foam.
Pulled out some spanish moss I also found at Goodwill some time ago and these moss rocks from the Dollar Tree. (I think I used 3 bags.)
From there, I glued down the spanish moss and then started stacking and gluing in the moss rocks. The moss rocks are VERY light, basically styrofoam covered in fake moss. So you really have to glue it down tightly since they have no weight of their own.
Here's the finished product! Easy filler for a table. Two of these would be great to frame a mantel or use as centerpieces on a long table. In the fall, add beautiful fall leaves instead of moss.
GIVEAWAY! Next week I'll be giving away TWO Goodwill gift cards! One will just be for my Middle Tennessee people! Stay tuned!!!!
Christy at Embellished Bayou saw an amazing curling ribbon wreath at a boutique, turned around and made her own for next to nothing! Makes a great entry for any celebration! So easy to make! Just staple curling ribbon onto a wreath form! Visit her blog to see the tutorial and the original boutique wreath.
These can be made in any color combination for any holiday, etc. Fourth of July, Halloween, Easter, Christmas, in school colors for graduation, etc.
This wreath also would make a great addition to a centerpiece. Stick a candle or vase of flowers in the middle!
Ever want dishes to match a special theme but either don't want to spend the money on a one time use or can't find what you're looking for in color or theme? Or maybe you're like me and don't have enough storage for another set of dishes.
Purchase clear dishes! Stack 2 and slide scrapbook paper in between. An easy way to dress up plates for any theme, any time. This is a great idea for children. Slip in character pictures or feature a different letter or color per day, etc.
Like the look of imprinted napkins but not the cost? Create cute personalized napkins to fit in with your decor by simply stamping them! Get inexpensive white napkins and stamp each one with a theme. One of the benefits of stamping is that you can have many different kinds of napkins for just the cost of a single stamp instead of custom imprinting costs.
In the November issue of Taste of Home magazine, I stumbled across this tablescape and thought I'd pass it along for those that are still trying to figure out something quick and easy to adorn their Thanksgiving table.
Easy to recreate! Get bud vases from the Dollar store or Goodwill. Fill with wheat and surround with candles.