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Crafting a Birthday Brunch

diy projects, events, giftsAmberleigh AdoffComment

So my girl friend's thirtieth birthday was coming up and my friends thought it would be nice to surprise her with a birthday brunch.  We were going to try out a new restaurant and everyone was assigned something to take care of such as flowers, dessert, balloons, etc.  I was in charge of bringing a sign or banner and some decorations as I tend to be the more craftier one.  So with a few days to prepare something, this is what I came up with.

1. Easy chalkboard sign . . . I have this small square chalkboard sign that I bought at Joann's that I use for all types of occasions.  I just marked up a cute sign using a chalkboard marker and used some washi tape to add a little more detail and color to the sign.  The triangles I cut out of scrapbooking paper using this banner punch I just bought from Amazon.

2.  I created this cute banner for the table as I guessed we wouldn't have a large space to hang something.  I used the same banner punch and scrapbooking paper with some string.  To create the base I bought these cute little pots and used floral styrofoam glued in the bottom and skewers to hang the banner.

3.  I of course needed a wrapped gift that was just as crafty as the decor so I wrapped her gift in kraft paper and cut different floral shapes out of cardstock and glued it down.  This was pretty quick and surprisingly easy.

4. The last touch . . . I found this cute little party hats at target and had to get them!  They added a little playfulness to the table.

Just a few little projects made our brunch fun and beautiful. 

Gold Hanging Geometric Mobiles

diy projectsAmberleigh AdoffComment

So I have been in love with these cool geometric shapes used as decor elements and decided that I could probably make my own with a few supplies.  This was my project this week and here is what you need to complete your own low cost geometric mobile.

Supplies:

Gold spray paint, string, cocktail straws

Gold spray paint, string, cocktail straws

I basically strung the straws on some string and played around with creating different shapes.  I then spray painted it to look like gold metal.  

I started with some simple shapes but I'm sure you could make some crazy stuff.

I started with some simple shapes but I'm sure you could make some crazy stuff.

Happy crafting!