July 4th Outfit

We're always on the look out for a good holiday-themed get up! Since July 4th is just around the corner, we put together a couple of our favorite looks. What will you wear?

We always love a good summer dress. Pair this adorable number from Brooklyn Industries with a bright blue statement necklace (One Strange Bird, $26) that draws attention to the unique neckline. Mix patterns successfully with a neutral-colored woven clutch (One Strange Bird, $42), perfect for any summer BBQ or patio party. Pair with sandals to dress down or heels to dress up!

Heading to the beach or somewhere low-key? Try a patterned crop-top and striped waders! Mixing patterns is all about matching colors and making sure they are different enough to stand out from each other. Try lightweight accessories, like these filagree earrings (One Strange Bird, $15), understated gem pendant necklace (One Strange Bird, $27), and sunglasses (One Strange Bird, $15). Match with a bright red fringe bag (One Strange Bird, $32) for a festive touch!

Happy celebrating!

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