Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Ideas + HM #181

No time for a siesta! Let us help you plan your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with awesome fiesta ideas. Plus, link up at Home Matters #181 with recipes, DIY, crafts, decor. #CincodeMayo #HomeMattersParty

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Ideas + HM #181

Let’s fiesta! The gals of Home Matters have put together a roundup of fabulously festive ideas for Cinco de Mayo. I know you are going to enjoy these food and drink recipes, fun  decor and craft ideas, and more. We hope you all have a happy Cinco de Mayo. ¡Olé!

 

Flowers in Tin Cans from April @ House by Hoff

 

Beer Rice with Cilantro and Line + Mini Piñata Garland DIY from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Spicy Sunset Margarita on the Rocks from Cheyenne @ No Spoons Necessary

 

Churro Cupcakes from Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

 

 

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No Bake Orange Creamscicle Cheesecake from Jen @ Cincy Shopper

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18 Decorative String Lights DIY Ideas

Everybody loves twinkling lights. So, let’s have fun and get creative with some great DIY ideas for decorative string lights for home decor and parties! #StringLights #DIY #Craft

 

18 Decorative String Lights DIY Ideas

Get creative for any occasion or just because!

 

Light is an essential part of decorating. It sets a mood, creates ambiance, and delights. So why not add some pizzazz to ordinary string lights for your home decor, outdoor living spaces, entertaining, and more. Decorative string lights are perfect for everyday life or special occasions and holidays.

I have collected a roundup of amazing DIY ideas to awe and inspire you. Enjoy!

Paper Star Lights Garland from Lia @ Lia Griffith

 

DIY Candy Lights from Brittany @ Oh Happy Day

 

DIY Plastic Bottle Flower String Lights from Ana for Bob Vila

 

Origami String Lights DIY from Louise @ The Tiny Honeycomb

 

Vintage Mold Tins DIY Strand Lights from Chelsea for Homedit

 

How To Make Polka Dot Ping Pong String Lights from Claire @ Heart Handmade UK

 

DIY Cupcake Liner Flower Lights from Steph @ Oh Happy Day

 

Star Light Star Bright Light Garland from Monica @ on Makes Things

 

Firefly String Lights from Mallory Jane @ Hayseed Homemakin’

 

Black Cats and Friendly Ghosts String Lights from Rubyellen @ Cakies

 

DIY Dixie Cup Light Garland from Rhiannon @ Rhiannon Bosse

 

Egg Carton Flowers DIY String Lights on Instructables

 

DIY Cactus Shrinky Dinks String Lights from Rose and Haley @ Popcorn & Chocolate

 

How To Make Origami Lights with Scrapbook Paper from Tara @ Unsophisticook

 

DIY Pineapple String Lights from Drawn To DIY

 

DIY Monogrammed Paper Pendant Lighted Banner from OnceWed

 

Pineapple Lights From Plastic Easter Eggs from Jennifer @ Jennifer Perkins

 

Mini Fabric Lamps from Nod @ Honest to Nod

 

 

So many creative, fun, and festive ideas, right? I hope you have been inspired, and I would love to hear about any ideas you have for decorative string lights.

Looking for other fun ideas for party decor? Check out Room Dividers – A Simple DIY Party Decor

 

 

 

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13 Mason Jar Ideas Great For Summer Living

Have some fun this summer with these fabulous and creative Mason Jar Ideas perfect for decor, entertaining, gifts, and more! Get more out of your summer living. #MasonJars #Summer

 

Mason Jar Ideas

Great for Summer Living

 

Summer is a great time for having fun with friends and family. If you are looking for some special ideas that a creative and easy, this roundup DIY Mason Jar Ideas fits the bill. I know you are going to love these fabulous ideas from these very talented bloggers. Enjoy!

DIY Bug Repellent Summer Mason Jar Luminaries from Claire @ A Little Claireification

 

Pretty Patriotic DIY Mason Jar Vases from Linette @ Home and Garden Cafe

 

Summer Mason Jars – Lemon and Watermelon Silverware Caddies from Jen @ Pink When

 

DIY Summer Activity Mason Jar Decor with Pallet Wood from Becky @ My Paper Craze

 

Summer Letter Writing Kit In A Jar from Malia @ Yesterday On Tuesday

 

Hanging Jar Herb Garden  from Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

 

Mason Jar Watermelon Cake Dessert from Courtney @ Pizzazzerie

 

Mason Jar BBQ Favors from Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

 

Easy Boho Chic DIY Mason Jar Candleholder from Amy @ Mod Podge Rocks

 

Mason Jar Bird Feeder from Merissa @ Little House Living

 

Mason Jar Light DIY from Robin @ All Things Heart And Home

 

Frosted Mason Jars and Picnic Caddy DIY from Jenn @ Clean & Scentsible

 

Painted Mason Jar Vases DIY from KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family

 

 

Isn’t this a great collection of Mason Jar Ideas? I knew you’d  love them. So have some fun this summer and make one or few for yourself. Happy summer!

 

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Room Dividers – A Simple DIY Party Decor

Party Decor doesn’t have to be expensive or hard to make. Give these simple DIY Room Dividers a try. It’s made with streamers and a tension rod.

 

Room Dividers

A Simple DIY Party Decor

 

We hosted a Murder Mystery Party for Rory’s 21st birthday — it was a blast! In preparing for the party, I had to figure out ways for the guests to spy on each other or have secret meetings. We have a long hallway in our house with the bathroom about two-thirds of the way down. So, I decided to create room dividers to break the hallway into sections.

Now, I did not want this to be difficult or costly, but I did want it to be fun and festive and go with the other party decor. And that’s how this idea came to be using crepe paper streamers (in the party colors) and a tension rod.

These room dividers were a huge hit and so much fun to sneak behind for covert meetings or spying for the mystery game. They would also come in handy to block off areas you would rather guest did not go.

Let’s make a Room Divider!

Gather your crepe paper streamers and set them in the color order you desire. I used a barbecue skewer through the center of each streamer roll to make pulling the streamers easier and more manageable.

Figure out how long you want your streamers and cut them. Fold the streamers in half length-wise, but do not crease them.

Hang your tension rod so you can freely work with it. Take the folded end of the streamers and go over the tension rod from the back to the front.

The folded end of the streamers creates a loop. Pull the straight streamers through the loop to the front.

Pull the straight streamers gently until the loop tightens around the tension rod.

Repeat these steps until your tension rod has the fullness you desire.

These crepe paper room dividers were easy to walk through but definitely worked well for creating separate spaces. If you are using the room dividers to block off an area, you can also attach a “Please, keep out,” or “No entry,” banner.

Check out the dessert we served for this party… it was a KILLER CAKE!

Have fun with these DIY Room Dividers at your next party!

 

 

 

 

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