Birthday Centerpieces From Mason Jars

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January is a crazy month for me. Really, January through March are my least favorite months. It’s cold, I have to pay tons of taxes, even worse-the paperwork! Life moves too fast this time of year.

I have to start planning Bella’s birthday before I get the tree down. Then Valentines Day, anniversary, Evans birthday…for now I’m focusing on birthday.

I’m living and breathing birthday. My house looks like a birthday factory. (Or like someone exorcist-style barfed pink and glitter everywhere.) Hey, it’s better than pea soup.

I’m working on centerpieces for about 12 tables. If you know me, you know I’m thrifty. I love repurposing old things, and I don’t pay full retail for anything. (Almost anything…)

This year, I’m killing 2 birds with one stone. Remember my old, balding, but beloved Christmas tree? We used tree trimmings to help fill it in. There was spray paint involved…just read it. It was a hot, thrifty mess. The tree was fabulous, I wish my photos justified.

Anyways, as I’m taking down my tree ornaments, all spray painted silver…it struck me! I can use the branches and ornaments for my centerpieces!

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I decorated mason jars with paper and mod podge, ribbons, lace, pearls. (And fur, and fabric, and beads, and sequins.) I even had a friend help spray paint and glitterize a couple. The theme is a winter formal, and the colors are pink and silver.

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I tied tulle to the branches….Hung some pinecones, ornaments, and snowflakes….

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Then I rhinestoned the heck outta the whole thing.

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Bella’s table is extra special, since she’s the birthday princess. I got one of those styrofoam cone things (40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby) and wrapped it in tulle. Poked stuff in, tied stuff on. Glitter, rhinestone, repeat.

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I’m trying to show you how big it is…let me show you in my living room for scale.

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I still have several to go, so I’ll probably have some more winter formal decor coming up soon. I’ve got to make or buy goodie bags, a piñata, and I think that’s it.

I’m buying the piñata. Let me be serious and not pretend Im more ambitious than I really am. Mi cunado Byron and I tried making a piñata once. It.Took.Forever.

One more thing. I’ve got this deep purple, floor length gown to wear. It’s beautiful, simple, & festive. As an added bonus, I don’t even have to shave my legs. (Just kidding,sort of.) I have sparkly fabulous heels to wear with it. I won’t get another chance to wear it anytime soon!

I also have a gorgeous, modestly cut black knee length number. I tried it on with extra high black pumps, and black pantyhose. I feel so amazing in this dress. I want to kill bad guys wearing it. I want to win a Nobel Peace Prize wearing it.

Which should I wear?

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1 Comment

  1. That is going to be one heck of a bday party!

    I always lean toward the dress you may never have an excuse to wear when the opportunity arises, but the awesome black dress is hard to pass on. Tough choice!

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