Thursday, June 10, 2010

$5 to fabulous.




























Take two rolls of 99¢ streamers and three packs of $1.00 tissue.
Decorate for a pink and yellow party.
Instantly fall in love with how happy it looks.
Proceed to leave it up for a month, because of aforementioned happiness.

Sadly take it down for a Lakers party, after failing to convince your darling husband that pink and yellow is exactly the same as purple and yellow.

They better win.
Seriously.
They better.

{Tissue pom pom instructions can be found here.}

37 comments:

  1. So cute! You just gave me some decorating ideas for my daughter's birthday tomorrow. Love it!

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  2. So pretty!

    My husband would like to come over for your Laker party! Ha, ha...

    PS- I love the built ins you have behind all those streamers! BEAUTIFUL!

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  3. Oh these look so great! And very affordable too! :)

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  4. WOW! That looks great! You're really good at decorating. Your dining room is gorgeous! I love all the star fish and the pictures!

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  5. Too funny. Of course they will win for you!!!

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  6. Maybe you should have just taken the two pink ones down and made two purple ones and then put the pink ones back up after the game :) I sure hope they win too!

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  7. You should show off your house more! You have some amazing decorating ideas. Everything looks beautiful!

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  8. My streamers never look like that. Hope the Lakers win. My high school's mascot name was Lakers.
    My nephew posted a picture of his little boy in those denium pull ups on face book today and the comment was: Jack now poops in his jeans.
    Now that was funny. HIs little boy just turned 2 and is huge.

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  9. So simple and LOVE the colors!!
    Hooray for tissue paper and streamers : )

    (your dining room color is fantastic too!)

    Fondly,
    pink and green mama
    MaryLea

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  10. oh my goodness you seriously make me laugh out loud every time at my computer screen. For reals! You are awesome. And I am quite happy about these Lakers play offs because it means my hubby will actually make it home in time!

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  11. Julie- I seriously love everything! You have me drooling over the seashells, built ins, table, colors, sigh..... Would you mind sharing the turquoise color/brand with me? Thanks, Cutie! Lori

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  12. The paint is called Surfer by Behr.
    Nearly the entire downstairs is painted with it. It is my love.

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  13. OK Julie... I have to say, I want to MOVE IN to your adorable house!!! It is SO happy & bright! I adore it, seriously. :) And the streamers should definitely be allowed to stay up year round!

    I am throwing a bridal shower at the end of the month and am totally snagging your tissue paper and streamers idea. And I may never take it down. :)

    xoxox Holly

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  14. I am crafting challenged so I can't figure out how you made those cute pink flowers from tissue paper. That would be a great tutorial!!

    Very cute ideas- I feel like throwing a party for the heck of it so I can put up some streamers! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Warm Regards,
    Nicole

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  15. I'd like a tutorial too! They would be great for my daughters birthday!! Please Please!!

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  16. What a lovely & cheap way to put a smile on your face:) Thanks!

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  17. i love your room! and now i'm feeling the need for a little room rearranging and pom pom making.

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  18. BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Thanks so much for the yummy cupcake recipe! I have had them on my mind since you talked about the delicious Salty Caramel Cupcakes! I made them tonight and Oh My Goodness super YUMMO!!!

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  19. Looks so good Julie! I love this. I just bought my tissue this week for my kid's Bday parties in July.

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  20. tell husband to suck it because those should stay up year round... :)

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  21. I vote that they should have stayed up!! Love the buildt ins!

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  22. Love the happy streamers and pom poms....so uplifting! You will ahve to make some purple and yellow ones if the Lakers stay in it....I oticed your trays on the built in too...love them...I have my supplies, I am having spray paint anxiety...never done it....and still not sure what color I want to do....but I think I must get on with it....

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  23. Adorable pom poms!! I made those exact ones last month for my daughter's first communion party, but in pink & brown!!

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  24. love them and i am making them tonight! using the same martha how to's!

    so cute!

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  25. It's all your husband's fault they didn't win!! He shouldn't have made you take it down! LOL. Super cute idea, I'll have to remember this for my daughters bday party. :)

    http://thepinckney5.blogspot.com/

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  26. My good friend used tissue paper flowers as wedding centerpieces and they were SO perfect. Love your decorations!

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  27. With every post of yours that I read, I like you more and more.
    1. Your dining room is gorgeous.
    2. That blue on the walls is so, so one of my favorite colors. It looks great with all that white.
    3. I adore those pompoms. I was planning on making them for my daughter's 2nd bday. Now I am for sure!
    4. Did they win?
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Love from,
    Greta

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  28. This WHOLE PICTURE is so beautiful. My house has messes everywhere and in the background of every picture. Now I really want to clean out my dining room.

    And I love your colorful trays. So creative and thrifty!

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  29. no kidding. pink/yellow... purple/yellow? what's the difference?

    love it!

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  30. Aren't you the queen of spray paint? Those pink pom poms were just a spray away from purple. :D
    Love your wall color btw! :D

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  31. my heart started beating faster when I saw your dining room. Love the clean lines and happy colors.

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  32. I'm not sure how I stumbled across your blog today, but I'm so glad I did. At first I thought it was just another cute craft blog, but then I realized it's amazing- i love your awesome bright style; i think you are hilarious and cute and charming. and honest and brave. Thank you for creating this fun and uplifting blog and for being so awesome. I don't mean to be a creepy blog stalker you've never met, but I just wanted to let you know how cool I think you are :) Thanks!
    -diane

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  33. these look so great! And very affordable too
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  34. Totally been a lurker since introduced to you by sweet Rachel at No. 17 who is a friend in real life. Seeing my dining room table in your dining room made me pause to finally comment!

    Joanne

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  35. I did the SAME EXACT thing with my sons b-day party deco! Tissue paper flowers in turquoise, orange and lime green -it was so happy :)

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