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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlรฉ, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
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DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins


DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins - quick, easy and affordable way to make and craft velvet pumpkins to decorate for Fall or Thanksgiving! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #diyvelvetpumpkins #nosewvelvetpumpkins #nosew #velvetpumpkins #diy #crafts #fallcrafts #thanksgivingcrafts #falldecor #fallhomedecor #homedecor #diydecor #thanksgivingdecor

I've been obsessed with velvet pumpkins since I first saw them on Pinterest last year. But they can be quite expensive to buy online...so for my Thanksgiving tablescape this year, I went on a mission to make my own!

There are several ways to make these gorgeous velvet pumpkins, but being the speedy crafter that I am, I embarked on a NO-SEW project to make my velvet pumpkins, and at a fraction of the retail price! ๐Ÿ˜

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Quick and Easy Halloween Slime Recipe For Kids

Quick and Easy Halloween Slime Recipe For Kids

My daughter has been obsessed with slime for a couple of years now. She's forever watching YouTube videos   about making slime at home, buying slime whenever she sees it in the shops, and basically just driving me crazy talking about slime. Can you relate, mamas? ๐Ÿ˜‹ I've always been anti-slime myself. I mean, anything sticky that may cling to your carpet, hair and floors and that involves "wasting" household ingredients like washing-up liquid or flour...didn't spark joy for me. Buuuut, I completely changed my mind once I made slime myself!

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Lemon Themed Party Ideas with DIY Decorations

Lemon Themed Party Ideas with DIY Decorations

Summer is here, and if you need a fresh party idea or theme for your seasonal celebrations, then you can't go wrong with lemons! I've teamed with a couple of French brands , for a super sweet collaboration to showcase their brand new lemon themed designs and paper goods, and I can't tell you how much I loved it! ๐Ÿ‹

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How To DIY a Balloon Garland

How To DIY a Balloon Garland

Balloons garlands have been a huge decorative feature on so many parties and events all over Instagram and Pinterest for a few years now, and the trend is still going strong! These balloon garlands just get bigger and better with amazing hues, colors and finishes of balloons and some pretty intricate shapes too. So today I'm sharing with you my quick and easy way to make these fantastic balloon garlands!

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A Super Easy Two-Tier Halloween Cake

A Super Easy Two-Tier Halloween Cake

Hey friends, as you can probably tell, Halloween is in full swing here on the blog. And I'm so excited to bring you yet another fun idea to help inspire your celebrations! This Halloween cake looks quite impressive, right?! But it's a cinch to decorate and even the kids can help! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I used mainly sugar paste and cookie cutters to help me decorate it. So if I can, you can too!

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DIY Custom Summer Sun Hats

DIY Custom Summer Sun Hats

Summer is upon us, and apart from drinking sangria all day, I'm dreaming about crafting all sorts of fun, colorful and seasonal party accessories, like these custom summer sun hats! Wouldn't they be so cool for a pool or beach party?! I made these for a summer party shoot I styled a few weeks ago (as you probably saw in my Instagram stories ?) and they looked so fab and were so easy to make, that I had to share the DIY tutorial here with you guys!

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DIY Paper Flower Cake Toppers

DIY Paper Flower Cake Toppers

Paper anything is my jam. But paper flowers are my particular favorites! I mean, you take a fairly simple, banal, flat piece of paper and fashion it into something 3-D, beautiful and super practical. What's not to love?! And did I mention they're so easy to craft? Yep, despite their intricate looks, they're a cinch to make, and one of those DIYs that even the kids can help with! 

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DIY Scented Bath Bombs

DIY Scented Bath Bombs

We're starting our week with a super fun and gorgeously fragrant DIY. Is there a better way?! These scented bath bombs look so pretty and are a fun crafty activity to make with girlfriends during a girls night-in or spa party  and they make a super sweet gift for teachers, or party favor for so many occasions and celebrations!

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DIY Easter Egg Candles

DIY Easter Egg Candles

When I was fourteen, my school organized a crafts sale, and we had to make all sorts of handmade decor items to sell, including scented candles. We made star-shaped candles, triangular candles, round candles...they smelled sooooo good and I was hooked for life! On candles. Candle-making is one of my favorite crafts ever! You  can see one of the blog's most popular post here , which happens to involve candles , what else?! So today I'm more than a tad excited to share my latest DIY candles with you - Easter Egg candles! ๐Ÿ˜

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