Baby Shower CenterpieceMy daughter's twin baby shower theme was diapers (see previous ThriftyFun entry for the cute homemade invitations!) so I carried the theme through with other diaper related decorations and games including these adorable centerpieces that doubled as "prizes" for a game we played. It's super simple and cost effective, and got raves!
Cauliflower Sheep CenterpieceThis is a fun edible craft that makes a fantastic centerpiece for many occasions: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, birthday parties, and more. You can make these with kids; just cut the segments apart for them. They will have so much fun putting it together, then having a healthy snack!
Fresh Herb and Veggie BouquetYou won't find my family eating a meal at home without a side of fresh herbs and veggies. They're tasty, great pallet cleansers, and fantastic for things like healthy blood glucose levels and aiding in digestion. With a few cuts of a knife and a water bath, you can create this eye-appealing edible centerpiece!
Record Table CenterpieceI threw an 80s themed birthday for my husband's 40th birthday party. I was looking for a simple table centerpiece idea and wanted it to incorporate vinyl records.
Quick Glass Gem DecorationWe recently had a work function and I needed to make some quick table decorations, without breaking the bank in the process, and within a limited amount of time. Here's how I managed to do this!
Balloon Bottle CenterpieceThis is an easy, cheap, recycled decorating tip for kids' birthday parties. I do it for every party my kids have. Cuts the cost of helium for party balloons.
Little Swimmers Diaper CakeA unique and colorful spin on the popular baby shower gift, because babies just want to have fun in the water and sun!
Cinco de Mayo CenterpieceThese cute, inexpensive sombreros may great centerpieces for Cinco de Mayo (May 5) or any Mexican themed party. They are very quick and easy to make.
Floral Ball Table DecorationThese small and elegant decorations are perfect for throwing a formal, black-tie affair, such as wedding, prom, anniversary, graduation and the like.
How to Make a Diaper CakeDiaper Cakes are all the rage as a baby shower gift. Here are instruction on how to make one for half the cost of buying one.
Patriotic Summer CenterpieceI needed a cute centerpiece for my dining room table to last me through the summer. I was looking for something with the red, white, and blue theme so I could leave it out from May to September!
Tin Pail of Apples DecorationHere's a nice decoration using faux apples, floral moss, silk ivy, and a tin pail.
Birthday Candy CakeGlue together each set of foam circles to make one thick circle in each size. Glue or pick pin each circle on top of each other. Make sure you get as close to middle as possible. Use low temp glue gun and start glueing the miniature candy bars all around.
Pumpkin Jar CenterpiecePumpkin face centerpiece made from a mayo jar.
Noah's Ark and Animals from Clay PotsHere is a cute Noah's Ark and animals made from 5 inch and 1 inch clay pots.
July Birthday DecorationsI enjoy decorating for the month of July because my son and husband's birthdays are in July (5th and 27th).
Seashore Candle CenterpieceI wanted to make a centerpiece for the island in my kitchen since I rarely use it for anything else other than placing my keys, wallet and other little things on it when I come home in the evenings. I love candles and the beach so I decided to do a seashore candle center piece.
Sponge Mobile or CenterpieceIt's amazing what a little creativity and imagination can do with some very simple items. The sponge mobile is a fun project for a rainy afternoon with kids. Depending on how it's hung or stood, the dancing butterflies, hearts, and stars can play above a cradle or stand in the middle of a kid's birthday party table.