Easy Birthday Centerpiece & Hearts for Home Blog Hop

Easy Birthday Centerpiece collage - Apron Strings & other things

It’s birthday season at our house – over the course of 6 weeks we have 9 birthdays in our immediate family. Keeping up takes a lot of energy, a bit of planning and a creative use of our resources. This easy centerpiece, for example. It is a quick DIY project even the kids can do, using items you already have around the house.

Easy Birthday Centerpiece 1 - Apron Strings & other things

You will need:

  • scissors or paper cutter (this one is similar to the one I use, my affiliate link-wink)
  • paper (most any type or color will do)
  • pencil or pen
  • straws or craft sticks or chopsticks or twigs
  • tape
  • container of some sort (vase, cup, can, jar)

1. Cut paper into strips 1/4″-1/2″ wide.

Easy Birthday Centerpiece 3 - Apron Strings & other things

2. Tightly wrap each strip of paper around a pen or pencil, add a bit of pressure then release, allowing curl to slip off loosely.

Easy Birthday Centerpiece 4 - Apron Strings & other things

3. Pull slightly on each curl to lengthen and tape one end of each curl to the end of a straw or stick.

Easy Birthday Centerpiece 2 - Apron Strings & other things

4. Place in vase and voila! stand back, admire, and let the party begin!

Easy Birthday Centerpiece - Apron Strings & other things

And now it’s time for this week’s Hearts for Home Blog Hop!

Last week’s most viewed post was from Meghan at First Comes Love – click on the image below for a peek at her terrific reading list for boys.

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I think I must have missed a meal when I sat down to take a look at last week’s participants because these delicious posts are the ones that stood out to me – Enjoy!

Recipe for Orange Bundt Pound Cake at Sumee’s CulinaryCinnamon Breakfast Squares from Sweet Silly Sara
Sweet & Salty Strawberry Watermelon Salad at Intelligent Domestications
Chick-Fil-A for a 9 year old daughter’s birthday at My Captivating Life
Mix & Match Salad Chart at The Sunny Patch
Lemon Bar Flag at Melding Magic
Get the Kids Involved in Cooking with Raddish Kits at The Learning Table

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  1. Linda, I am joining your blog hop today…but I am having trouble lately with copying html code. Ugh. So I have copied your button and linked to this post. (Feel free to remove my link if that is not okay!)

    Your birthday centerpiece is so cute! Love that it’s easy too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • no problem, Cheryl. We want it to be easy for everyone to link up. I am so happy you are joining us ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the photo of your Bekah peeking from behind the leaf.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my Strawberry Watermelon Salad. I do hope you get to make it. It really is quite delicious. My husband loved it!

  3. Linda, Thanks so much for featuring my post! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thank you for featuring my Orange Bundt cake Linda! :o)

  5. Nine birthdays in 6 weeks is a LOT!! We had 4 in 6 weeks with our anniversary and Mother’s Day in there too. The rest are each a month apart all fall.

    • It is a lot, Judith. Busy but fun! One more birthday this week and then I can relax a bit, we will have one every couple of months.

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