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PINWHEELS & PARTY IDEAS

Great News!  All my Ready To Ship Pinwheels in my shop are on SALE!  Snag a deal before the sale ends and add as set of fun and colorful summer pinwheels to your spring and summer celebration or outdoor event.

Before I show you how you can display your pinwheels at your next party, stop by and browse my new shop on MERCARI!

 I am now offering lots of cute stamps, exclusive dies, like this swan die below that you could make so many beautiful cards and gifts with in your cutting machine, plus exclusive shaker card kits, embellishment boxes, and many other crafting supplies!  Keep coming back too – I will be adding tons more for the coming holidays for 4th of July, Halloween, and Christmas.

Now for some stunning parties featuring PINWHEELS!

Pinwheels are perfect at any event, celebration or party and these Summer Designs coordinate to any themed birthday or baby shower.

This year I am only offering a limited supply of each set of designs in my shop- HERE

Pinwheels are perfect hanging on the wall behind the party table wall or draped across the front of the party table.

 Pinwheels were cleverly incorporated as favors but still as part of the party table background at this butterflies and pinwheels party.  How fun and easy to create!

Pinwheels are also ideal as table centerpieces – add them to vases or recycled bottles.

Pinwheels are also perfect as wedding decorations- use them as table numbers or signs at a wedding or large event.  Give one to each of your guests at the reception check-in with their table number in the center of each pinwheel and then each guest can take a pinwheel home as a memorable keepsake from your wedding day. 

Pinwheels are so fun on cakes and cupcakes too as toppers!

Cupcakes, polka dots and pinwheels go together perfectly!

Pinwheels and the beach are a great pair too for fun in the sun.

Tons of bright spinning pinwheels in all sizes are available in my shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES

Be sure to visit my other shop for all other party decorations – THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

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4th of July Celebration Barbecue Ideas

4TH OF JULY DECORATING IDEAS

Every year 4th of July sneaks up on me and it seems I’m getting things done at the last minute for our Independence Day barbecue or just getting the house decorated in red, white and blue! Today, I’m here to help you with a little reminder to get started on the planning and decorating early- like now, so you can be stress free and ready for some fun and fireworks!

Stop by my Etsy shops for some red, white and blue party decorations and tableware or add some pinwheels to your party table display, alongside all your American flags. . . plus the kids will love playing with them!

Visit PINWHEEL PRETTIES for pinwheels or the PARTY FETTI SHOP for all other decor!

In my party shop, I offer everything from 4TH OF JULY banners, hanging fans, giant stars, popcorn boxes, utensils and more for getting your table set for the celebration!

If you don’t plan to host a barbecue, don’t worry- you can absolutely bring the celebration inside too! I love this indoor patriotic table set up below.

Be sure to visit my other shops too for all your home decor, wedding planning, and crafting needs as well!

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

Thanks for stopping by the The Party Fetti Blog today and wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Outdoor Party Ideas

The weather is warming up across the country here in the United States and finally in the Midwest. Today I am featuring a few stunning outdoor party ideas to inspire you to move your next event or birthday party to the outdoors.

First, if you need party favors, a banner, balloons or anything for your next event – stop by my Etsy shops below to get your party decorations ordered in for your upcoming celebration-

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFTY KITS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

Love all the real flowers, plants, and also PAPER FLOWERS at this stunning spring party!  The pastel colors are great for a baby shower or a birthday party!

Love the flower and butterfly garlands at this celebration too!  Perfect for a flower, butterfly or fairy themed party or any little girl’s birthday party!  Great for first birthday!

Finally, I love the colors of aqua blue and orange at this little boy’s kite party featuring giant balloons, tissue tassels and pinwheels!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Come back soon for more party inspiration!

 

Watermelon Utensil Holder Tutorial

WATERMELON UTENSIL HOLDER TUTORIAL

Easy DIY Tutorial Craft Project

  Today I am sharing a tutorial for a diy painted watermelon utensil holder made from a glass mason jar.  I love creative ideas for displaying my utensils and cutlery at a summer barbecue or party.  This easy to make watermelon utensil holder is perfect for a summer get together or if you are planning a watermelon themed party!  Be sure to check out all my previous posts here on the blog for  – WATERMELON PARTIES!

Feel free to stop by and browse my Etsy shop for all your summertime party decorations too – The Party Fetti Shop

Let’s get started with making these fun utensil holders.  Gather your supplies.  I’ve made it easy for you to order online- simply click on the supplies below.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

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[amazon_textlink asin=’B0018N6IPY’ text=’Red paint’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ymazonffiliac-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’da0446d6-8421-11e7-83f9-a528f843cdde’] (use multi-surface or glass paint)
[easyazon_link identifier=”B0018NBUPC” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Black paint[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B001145964″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Light green paint[/easyazon_link]
[amazon_textlink asin=’B000XZXPT0′ text=’Darker green paint’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’ymazonffiliac-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’275362d9-8422-11e7-8119-d7f0964284b9′]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B000XZVP24″ locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]White paint[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B017M01UFE” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Paint brushes[/easyazon_link]
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00WHXQIJA” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Jute twine[/easyazon_link]

Once you have everything you need to get started, lay down some newspaper to protect your table or work area where you will be painting.

First, wipe down your jar or jars with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from fingerprints and any dirt.  Allow to dry for about ten minutes.

Start by painting the lower part or the bottom of the jar with your lighter green paint and allow to dry. Add a second coat when dry.

Paint the top of the jar with red paint. Paint a second coat of red when dry.

After your initial two coats in each color are dry, paint snake-like curvy lines in a vertical direction on your lower green section to create the appearance of the watermelon rind.  Don’t be concerned with how even these two colors are at the middle because you are going to paint over the meetup point of the two colors on the jar which will therefore clean it up.

Next, divide your red and green painted sections on the jar by painting a nice even and straight line with your white paint.

Add a few watermelon seeds to the top red area in a random pattern.  TIP: Rather than painting the seeds by hand, I prefer to use the bottom handle of my paint brush to make the seeds. Just dip the pointed end of your brush into the black paint and simply add a round dot.  Then, immediately, before your dot dries, flip your brush and pull the dot out to a teardrop shape with the tip of your brush.  As a result, this is much easier than trying paint on a perfect seed shape.

Finally, allow your painted jar to dry for a few hours.  Add your jute twine bow at the neck of your jar. Next, fill it up with your forks, spoons and knives.  Now you are ready to serve your guests.

These are so adorable for any summertime gathering!

Thanks for stopping by the blog.

Nautical Party Inspiration

NAUTICAL PARTY INSPIRATION

So I bet you are thinking it is time to put away all those 4th of July decorations.  Wait- not just yet!

 If you have a summer birthday, barbecue, or any event coming up . . . why not use those red, white and blue decorations and deck out your celebration with what you have on hand? Most of what you may have in your stash of stars and stripes patriotic decor can be pulled into a nautical party. Today I am sharing a roundup of five stunning nautical themed parties, but first stop by my Etsy shops below and see if any of my available red, white, and blue party decorations may be an ideal fit at your next nautical or beach themed party-

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

READY SET CRAFT KITS

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

The crepe paper streamer table backdrop at this party is so easy to create. Just cut and hang in straight strips.

Anchors and sailboats are the dominate decor at this nautical first birthday party!

This is a great set up with lots of stripes and sand dollars and don’t forget the straws.  Don’t forget if you have some beach decor around the home, those make perfect props at a nautical party table- like the giant anchor, lifesaver, and lighthouse at this party above.

This ahoy party features great balloon styling!  Those columns of balloons flanking the table make a stunning statement.

Be sure to visit my Pinterest balloon board for more balloon diy ideas.

This adorable nautical baby shower in a “Welcome Aboard” theme in soft pastel blues is perfect for a little baby boy on the way!

Hope these nautical parties have inspired you to start planning your next event!