Book-Themed Party Decor

Well, a few months back the ladies at church got together for a gratitude-themed dinner and time of testimonies/worship. It was a great time being with great friends. Something I enjoyed being a part of was doing the centerpieces for the tables. I’ll let you in on some tips that a friend and I came up with to put together these beauties on a shoestring. Everything except the fresh flowers was thrifted!

Tip#1: We used a potted plant vs. cut flowers. Two pots of the chrysanthemum at Sam’s were $6 each I believe and yielded enough flowers to do six table arrangements.

Tip#2: Use fly leafs of books to stamp your own themed messages. In this case I stamped “Gratitude,” “Thankful,” etc on the nicely yellowed paper for a vintage vibe. And the books? They were 10 cents each at a “last hour of the library sale” sale this past spring. (Going first thing to the library sale produces great reads; going the last hour produces great paper material for crafts.)

If you’d like to do what we did for your next book-themed party, here’s a rundown of the materials we used:

– Cloth napkins (thrift store find)

– Ball jars (curbside find!)

– Vintage flower pin (should do a tutorial on these soon—they’re super easy to make)

– Jar Ties (bits from an old belt I took apart)

– Books (library sale finds_

– Stamps used on fly leaves—Pottery Barn (one of my most used clearance finds from there)

– Book bundles are tied with string from Walmart. They’re actually old RD Collection titles. Oh the endless uses!

Get creative and let the books inspire you!

More Etsy “Work”

This has been a busy week for Etsy business! I’ve got a number of custom orders and am juggling multiple orders at a time. All trying to get it down before heading out of town on Saturday to visit dear friends in Gaithersburg, MD. Whew! I think I can, I think I can . . . .