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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, NestlΓ©, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
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DIY Wedding Wall Gallery with FREE Printable Poster


DIY Wedding Wall Gallery with FREE Printable Poster
DIY Wedding Wall Gallery with FREE Printable Poster - instructions on how to easily create a wedding gallery wall wt home! | #WalmartPhoto #sponored content created by @BirdsParty for @wm_photo_center #wedding #gallerywall #diy #weddingcrafts #weddingdiy #diyweddingphotos #weddingphotos #weddingcanvas #weddingart #weddingdecor


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Being at home so much these days, means we finally have the time to tackle those projects that we've been postponing for a while, like creating a beautiful wedding gallery wall!

So today, I'm sharing some easy ideas and tips, and showing you how easy and inexpensive it can be to create your wedding gallery wall at home using Walmart Photo Same Day products!

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DIY Nautical Coastal Decor

DIY Nautical Coastal Decor

Today I bring you some fun DIY nautical decor ideas to help you get crafting and busy this summer! These coastal or beach inspired decor pieces are perfect to decorate your home for the summer, or to style a nautical mantel, a tiered-tray or a coastal farmhouse table for any celebration or dinner party you may be hosting this season! As always, I tried as much as possible to use craft supplies I already had at home, and to recycle "trash" into home decor treasure. So I also encourage you to do the same and re-purpose old objects, decor or to use up whatever you have in your craft stash!

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A Lemon Themed Tablescape for Summer

A Lemon Themed Tablescape for Summer

Last year, I created a bunch of lemon themed posts here for the blog , but did not have time to style a tablescape. So I decided to style this lemon table this year, with a modern farmhouse vibe and using props and decor I already had at home.  I wanted to create an easy table decor that was pretty and fresh, and that  would be perfect for any celebration that summer brings, no matter how small. Here are some of my zingy ideas below!

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Lemon Themed DIY Modern Farmhouse Decor and Printables πŸ‹

Lemon Themed DIY Modern Farmhouse Decor and Printables πŸ‹

Last year, I shared quite a few lemon theme party DIYs, crafts and recipes here on the blog , and I fell in love with the theme! Now that the warmer weather is here, I thought I'd share some easy DIY decor ideas that you can use to decorate a table, your mantel, patio or terrace for the summer. I'm currently crushing on the modern farmhouse style and have been making quite a few fun DIYs and crafts over on my YouTube channel (which I do not post here on the blog), so be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss a thing! πŸ˜‰

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DIY Farmhouse Stands and Risers

DIY Farmhouse Stands and Risers

Being at home so much these days, has allowed me to embark on a bunch of DIY and craft projects that I'd been putting off for a while, like these farmhouse risers and stands. I used these farmhouse risers mainly for home decor purposes, but wanted to share them with you guys here on the blog, because I think they'd make great table centerpieces too! Do you like these kind of home decor blog posts, or do you prefer mainly party crafts? Let me know in the comment, so I can tailor the content here to your liking πŸ˜‰

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DIY Strawberry Farmhouse Decor + FREE Felt Strawberry Template

DIY Strawberry Farmhouse Decor + FREE Felt Strawberry Template

When I first started blogging, the blog was dedicated mostly to crafts and DIY projects. Being at home some much these days, I find myself going back to these earlier blogging roots and crafting my worries away, whenever I can. Hence all the strawberry-themed DIY crafts I'm about to share with you! These easy decor ideas are perfect to decorate any little corner in your home, to style a tiered tray (I'm currently obsessed with them...) or creating a pretty table centerpiece this season.

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French Rustic Country Tablescape Using Thrift Store Items

French Rustic Country Tablescape Using Thrift Store Items

If you follow me on YouTube , you'll probably would have noticed how much I LOVE to shop at thrift stores, and then makeover items that I find there, to decorate my tables and my home. Since we've been at home a lot these days, I find myself passing the time and keeping busy by crafting and sharing my creations over on my YouTube channel ( you can check it out here ). So today I'm sharing some "trash to treasure" ideas for styling a French rustic country table using thrift store items. Hope you like it! 😍

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Little Women Movie Night Ideas with DIYs, Recipes and FREE Printables

Little Women Movie Night Ideas with DIYs, Recipes and FREE Printables

Having to spend a lot of time at home these days, means that quality moments with our loved ones are more than ever, a comfort as well as a blessing! As a someone who blogs about parties and entertaining, I find that at times like these, it's even more important to find beauty, creativity and make even the smallest occasion, a special one to celebrate. So I thought I'd share some easy ideas to help you style a girls' movie night in!

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Easter Kids DIY Pastel Tablescape

Easter Kids DIY Pastel Tablescape

Last year I styled a family table for Easter , so this year I decided to create a tablescape that was more fit for the kids. Now, more than ever, I find the need to celebrate the everyday. Finding beauty and comfort in the smallest, "mundane" things, treasuring family time and remembering that no matter how frightening things may seem, that there's always something to be grateful for and to celebrate!

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Easter Mantel Pastel Decor DIYs

Easter Mantel Pastel Decor DIYs

As you can probably tell from my recent Easter themed posts here on the blog , I'm currently really into pastels.  I know it's not a groundbreaking concept for Easter or spring, but there's just something so cheerful and comforting about pastel colors - be it in parties, food or tablescapes. Am I right? Maybe next year I'll choose a more neutral color palette or farmhouse style for my decor, but pastels it is for my mantel decor this year!

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Lips Pillow DIY with FREE Pattern

Lips Pillow DIY with FREE Pattern

For my Valentine's Day decor this year I made this red hot lips pillow to add a pop of color to my studio. You might have spotted this red lips pillow in our last blog post where I shared the decor for my Valentine's Day mantel? Well, I absolutely LOVE how this pillow turned out, and it's one of my most fav DIYs to date! This lips accent pillow adds such a fun touch to any Valentine's Day decor, and they'd make great presents for your Galentines or BFFs! πŸ‘„

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Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY πŸŽˆπŸ’–

Balloon Heart Backdrop DIY πŸŽˆπŸ’–

This year, for the first time ever, I decided to decorate my studio mantel for Valentine's Day! For the wall above the mantel, I had the idea to make a large balloon heart structure that would also double as a photo-booth backdrop. These balloon structures have been trending on the party scene and Pinterest for a few years, and this was the perfect opportunity to have a go at making my own!

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How to Style a Coffee and Donuts Bar for a Party

How to Style a Coffee and Donuts Bar for a Party

Coffee is the first thing I reach for every morning, so naturally we're kicking off 2020 with a cozy, delicious and warming Coffee and Donuts Bar ! This idea is perfect for any celebration you may be hosting this winter season, like a weekend brunch with friends and family, a baby or bridal shower, or simply because you absolutely looooove coffee as much as I do! 😍 Check out the easy DIYs and ideas I shared in my video below!

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DIY New Year's Eve Bar Cart Decor + FREE Printables

DIY New Year's Eve Bar Cart Decor + FREE Printables

Hey guys, today I'm sharing some quick easy DIY ideas to help you jazz up a bar cart for your New Year's Eve party or celebrations! A bar cart is something that's still super popular in the party scene , and so versatile to have at any event you may be hosting at the end of the year. So I hope you like these easy party ideas and the FREE printables I created for the projects you're about to see!

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My Pink Sugar Plum Christmas Tablescape + FREE Printables

My Pink Sugar Plum Christmas Tablescape + FREE Printables

I love pink and have already styled a pink and copper Christmas tablescape a few years ago ( you can see it here ). But since the pink, plum and gold color combination seems to be very trendy this year, I could not resist! So this year I opted for a palette of blush pink mixed in with burgundy or plum tones and a sprinkling of gold. Because it ain't Christmas without a little bit of bling, am I right?! πŸ’‍♀️ Naturally, I called it my "Sugar Plum" Christmas tablescape! Check out all the easy styling ideas and 4 DIY decorations below in my how-to video!

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Three Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

Three Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

This year, I teamed up with a French craft brand to create some easy but super chic and glam Christmas tree ornaments using their latest "So Chic" collection of craft supplies in pinks, golds, rose golds and burgundy. Talk about a dreamy color palette, right?! 😍 So I came up with three easy but super gorgeous, DIY Christmas tree ornaments that anyone can make. Whether you live in France and have access to these specific craft supplies...or not!

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How to Set Up a Hot Chocolate Bar for The Holidays

How to Set Up a Hot Chocolate Bar for The Holidays

I LOVE setting up a hot chocolate bar for the holidays! Are you the same? Come winter, there's nothing I love more, then watching Christmas movies on the weekend with my kids in front of the fire, with a mug of hot cocoa in hand! It's one the perks of winter for us! 😍 So today, I decide to share some easy ideas on how you can style a little hot chocolate bar for the holidays !

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DIY No-Sew Christmas Gnomes with FREE Templates

DIY No-Sew Christmas Gnomes with FREE Templates

These Scandinavian inspired Christmas gnomes have been trending on Pinterest for a couple of years and I'm still obsessed with how adorable they look! Being the crafter that I am, I couldn't resist making my own this Christmas, and today I'm sharing my super easy, inexpensive, NO-SEW Christmas gnomes + the FREE templates I designed to make the whole project a  lot easier for us all! πŸ˜‰

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DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

DIY No-Sew Velvet Pumpkins

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! 😍

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