Posts Tagged ‘party’
I recently created these striped, mirrored glass bottle favors for Project Wedding. But they would be perfect for holiday party favors or as little holiday gifts for neighbors. The mirrored glass makes them much more festive for winter.
You can get the full tutorial right here on Project Wedding, but here’s the gist in photos…
I added decorative candies, a small stem of seeded eucalyptus, and wooden gift tags to the finished bottles, but you could add whatever you want.
What do you think? Will you be passing these out to your neighbors in lieu of cookies this year? Or maybe use them as party favors or holiday takeaways after a dinner party?
Styling, concept, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff
I thought I’d kick off this week with another Halloween DIY. And actually, after mentioning it in this post, I’ve decided to dedicate this whole week, Monday-Friday, to DIY Halloween projects. So everyday this week, I’ll have a new DIY (or printable) to share for the upcoming holiday. I hope you’re game. I think it will be fun. And I’ll still have a few ‘spooky’ projects to share in upcoming weeks, sprinkled into the regular content here and there. Cool? Cool!
Okay, so now that that’s out of the way, let’s jump into today’s project…Make these spooky silhouette straws in just a few minutes for a Halloween party or a festive treat in your kiddo’s lunch box (just add a milk or juice box and you’re good to go).
The main materials you’ll need are paper straws, construction paper, scissors, and glue (full supplies list here). And all you have to do is cut various Halloween shapes (bats, cats, and witch hats) from construction paper and glue them to paper straws. Wait for them to dry and add them to a party drink, like this red sangria.
So…what do you think? Would you make these silhouette straws for a Halloween party?
For more photos and a more in depth tutorial, visit my DIY on One Charming Party.
This morning, I have another Halloween DIY to share (see Monday’s Halloween DIY here). And I am tentatively planning a week of Halloween projects coming up before the end of the month, so there will be a lot more coming.
This one couldn’t be any easier (I’m all about easy party DIYs for the holidays). And you can use this idea for inspiration during the winter holiday too. You’ll just have to change the silhouettes and tub color. Easy!
More photos and full tutorial on One Charming Party.
Modeling by Amanda Toman
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for One Charming Party
P.S. I’ve been sick for the last couple of days and it’s made it sooo difficult to do my work. Of course this would be the week that I have like 100% deadlines. Eeek.
But anyway, I’m not writing this to complain….I’m asking for your help…If you have any remedies/ suggestions for getting rid of a congested head/ extremely runny nose/ and general aches and pains all over, I’d love to hear ‘em. Hoping to be back to normal tomorrow.
I spent some time yesterday setting up my editorial schedule for the rest of the month, and it turns out I really need to get on the Halloween band wagon (in terms of posting Halloween content) because I have so much I want to share and only about three and half weeks to share it. Sooooo….today I have a quick and easy Halloween project for you that I hope you’ll like. It’s a little bit silly and a little bit spooky: bloodshot eyeball drink stirrers & cupcake toppers made from ping pong balls.
Here’s how I made them…
Materials: ping bong balls, permanent markers, bamboo skewers, paper straws, paper awl or other sharp object for poking a hole through the ping pong ball
How-To: Start by drawing an eyeball in permanent marker on a ping pong ball. I did a step by step on how to draw the eyeballs from start to finish right here. Then poke a hole in the bottom with a bamboo skewer or other sharp object (like a paper awl). Push the skewer in as far as it will go to keep it secure (no glue required) and plop it down into a cupcake. OR if you want to make a drink stirrer instead, just poke a black and white paper straw through the bottom of the eye, instead of a bamboo skewer. And add to a drink. Great for parties!
I used some of the these ping pong eyeballs for a halloween wreath I made for DIY Network. So, if you wanted to make something bigger with these little guys, you totally could. Just FYI.
P.S. I’m thinking about doing a Halloween week this month, where all the posts for the entire week are Halloween themed. What do you think? Do you like that idea or would rather see Halloween stuff sprinkled in with regular content throughout the month?
For more DIYs like this one, click here.
I’ve been waiting for October to roll around for MONTHS now (I started working on Halloween projects back in May! Is that crazy or what?), but I don’t want to go totally crazy right out of the gate. So let’s start small with a festive DIY that will get trick or treaters excited about the upcoming season. Great for parties too!
Make these fringe party bags with colorful duct tape and a small paper bag. Bonus! Less traditional colors (aka not orange) are encouraged for this one.
Side Note: There’s a little more to it than just fringing a roll of tape…I have a technique, but it’s still so easy. Check out my full tutorial over on One Charming Party.
What do you think? Will you be making these little fringies for Halloween?
For more DIYs like this one, visit the DIY & tutorials page here.