Wednesday, 18 May 2011 13:49

Garden Party Week: DIY Decor

Written by colleen
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I am getting pretty excited about my trip to my old stomping grounds in Fort Greene, Brooklyn tomorrow bright and early in the AM. We've got a two-day Thursdays photo shoot lined up, and then some good old-fashioned girl-time planned for the weekend. Perhaps the rain will give it a rest? For us, yes?

At Thursdays, we're all about being outside absolutely as much as possible when the weather's cooperating. And obviously we love getting together with our girlfriends, so outdoor get togethers are pretty much one of our very favorite things. When Steph and I both lived in NYC, we put our $25 Weber grill sidewalk find to really good use in the summer.

We've rounded up some fun DIY Garden Party Decor ideas for you to put to use if the weather is working with you wherever you are. These ideas prove that very minimal effort can go a long way.

xoxo. 

colleen

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 Vegetable Centerpiece  

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Talk about some stunning appetizers. Line a metal container with sprouts, add some water, then fill with brightly colored veggies. Give each guest dipping sauces, and there you have it. Full story here.

 

 

String of Lilies

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I really dig this variation on a normal floral centerpiece from Re-Nest. Of course, it might get expensive to string lilies from the ceiling, especially since they won't last long after, but I'm sure the same concept applies to other, less expensive flowers.

 

Fabric Banner

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I will never get tired of fabric banners. And this one from Country Living is so pretty paired very simply with fresh cut garden flowers and mis-matched but coordinating seat cushions.

 

 

Flower and Tea Light Vase

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How cute is this? Here we have tea lights in tall clear vases with a single flower tied to the outside with a piece of twine or jute from Re-Nest.Obviously, the flowers won't last long, so prepare right before your festivities begin.

 

Mail Box Water Feature

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And then this doesn't really have anything to do with entertaining, but I just really love it and wanted to post it. Another Re-Nest find, this old mailbox has been painted a bright red and turned into a water feature for a garden. Super cool. Here for more info.

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