Ispiration...from Country Living party table decor.
I am in love with this polka dot ribbon-wrapped glass vase (above). Grab any vase, bucket or even a coffee can and wrap with ribbons in your party colors. Hot glue the ribbon ends to the container or use strong shipping tape or E6000 craft glue. The pink and red flowers above compliment the ribbons perfectly. Fresh flowers always make ANY table pretty! Just don't forget to tie a ribbon (or 12) around the flower container too. It will make all the difference.
This was just too pretty not to share. You can cut triangles out of paper or fabric (with pinking shears) to create your own party garland. String over your gift table or dessert table for that WOW! factor sure to bring your party theme together.
There are so many fabrics and papers in the craft stores these days that you can just stand in the aisles for hours (and I do). See which colors and patterns grab your eye, start pulling ones you like and create your party theme right there in the store. There are lots of polka dot papers and fabrics too - coordinate your "bugs" or "butterflies" or "cupcakes" or "monkeys" theme with a cute polka dot ribbon, fabric or paper.
Check Polka Dot Market for plates, cups and napkins (and polka dot balloons!) to help put the finishing touches on your theme.
This last photo is really inspiring. Look closely at the flower containers. They are painted soup and coffee tin cans!
I just love this. The craft and hardware stores now even sell tiny tester jars of paint that would be perfect for this project. Head to the store with your fabric, paper or ribbon scraps in hand. Or bring along a pack of your polka dot napkins.
Match up with one or two paint swatches to tie your theme together. Head home and wash and prime your cans. Paint, let dry. For extra fun - tie a polka dot ribbon bow or knot around your finished cans. Fill with white daisies or your favorite flower and you're done!
I'd love to see what you create for your upcoming birthday parties, baby showers and bridal showers (and don't forget polka dot graduation parties too).
All photos courtesy and property of Country Living.