Memorial Day Confetti Serving Tray

Memorial Day DIY

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Looking for a cute DIY memorial day craft?  We love to party at One Strange Bird, so we wanted to try our hand at making some patriotic tableware.  We just used some very simple craft items from Michaels and Target, two of our favorite places to get crafty supplies. The project was inspired by a confetti punch we found at Michael's and HAD to have :)  

(Yummy Apple Pie from A Baker's Tale)

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Materials: tissue paper, glitter, confetti punch, Mod Podge, paintbrush, white paint, wooden craft serving tray

Step One:  Paint the tray white with paint or gesso and allow to dry throughly.   Step Two:  Punch out confetti by feeding 3-4 layers of colored tissue paper into the punch and pressing firmly.

Step One: Paint the tray white with paint or gesso and allow to dry throughly.

Step Two: Punch out confetti by feeding 3-4 layers of colored tissue paper into the punch and pressing firmly.

Step Three:  Add a liberal layer of Mod Podge to the tray. Drop your tissue paper confetti and glitter onto the tray.     Step Four:  Gently, add a layer of Mod Podge to the cover and seal the confetti.  Let dry overnight. 

Step Three: Add a liberal layer of Mod Podge to the tray. Drop your tissue paper confetti and glitter onto the tray.  

Step Four: Gently, add a layer of Mod Podge to the cover and seal the confetti.  Let dry overnight. 

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Use your tray to serve some All American Classics for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Here, we styled with some yummy apply pie from our sweet neighbors A Baker's Tale!  

 

Happy crafting and partying,

Nicole 

Pumpkin Craft Roundup

Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. That means it's time to start your fall decorating if you haven't already! Here are 5 of our favorite pumpkin crafts to spruce up your home!

1. Glittered Pumpkins. Give your decor that instant glam factor with glitter! Easy to do with the kids, too. (via HGTV)

photo via  HGTV

photo via HGTV

2. Marbled Pumpkins. If you really want to go all out with color, try a nail polish marbled pumpkin! You can choose any colors you want to accent your decor! (via momdot)

image via  momdot

image via momdot

3. Fall Leaf Pumpkins. Beautiful for the entire season, use mod podge to apply fall leaf cutouts onto your pumpkins! (via Good Housekeeping)

image via  Good Housekeeping

4. Crepe Paper Pumpkins. Make as many as you want, in any size! Great for a table centerpiece, as well. (via Lia Griffith)

image via  Lia Griffith

image via Lia Griffith

5. Washi Tape and Animal Pumpkins. We are obsessed with washi tape - it has so many uses for decorating! Apply to the indentations of your pumpkins for a pop of pattern. Use patterned paper cutouts and pipe cleaners to make your own black cat or spooky bat! Glitter the stems and apply decorations with mod podge. 

via One Strange Bird

via One Strange Bird

Happy crafting!

-Amanda