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Party Time!

By Twistie

Photo by Rob Garland

Spring is here, and summer is just around the corner. Outdoor parties are on the rise. Weddings are being plotted… er… planned. And everyone knows you’re crafty.

If you’re the one throwing the shindig, that means people will expect you to create something gorgeous to decorate. If someone you know is getting married, having a baby shower, or hoping to throw the ultimate neighborhood barbeque, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked (or will offer as your contribution) to create some decorative awesomeness for the occasion.

Well, I’ve got a few ideas that will make your decorations the talk of the party.

For instance, that centerpiece shown above would be pretty simple to replicate. Just pick your vase, put in a piece of floral foam just a little smaller than the inside of the vase, slide in slices of citrus fruits: limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit… whatever you like, arrange a few dramatic flowers in the foam, and add water. How easy is that?

Or, for a more whimsical look, you might head over to Factory Direct Craft for instructions on how to make these fun topiaries out of cocktail umbrellas. I wish I had thought of these!

Speaking of ideas I wish I could take credit for, check this one out. It’s made out of votive candles and – wait for it – phone books! Seriously. Phone books! To learn how it’s done and praise the creator, go over to 3 R’s blog (Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate) and have a good drool.

There are thousands of ways of making a party looks special. Have you come up with something amazing? If so, tell us all about it in comments!

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