One of the shower curtains below retails for $118. The other costs a mere $17. Can you tell which is which?
If you guessed the curtain on the right is the more expensive option, you are correct. The Flamenco Shower Curtain from Anthropologie is a real beauty, but its price tag of $118 puts it out of reach for most consumers. Luckily, there are more affordable options on the market. For instance, the shower curtain on the left can be purchased on Amazon for only $17. Can you say BARGAIN!?!
Today I have a fun and easy craft to share. An elegant bridal brooch that is perfect for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and engagement parties.
Take a thick piece of paper, and fold it accordion style. You can fold it either lengthwise or widthwise, depending on how large you want the brooch. When you are done, fold the bunch in half and tape the two closest ends together (as shown below). Spread the folds out like a fan. You will need two fans, so repeat this process once more.
Line the two fans up and tape them together to create a full circle.
Cut a circle out of a piece of cardboard for the backing. Then, using a hot glue gun, paste the cardboard circle to the brooch.
To make the rest of the brooch, you will need a ribbon, and two different sheets of paper. One of the sheets needs to be white or beige, but the other sheet can be whatever color or pattern you choose. Cut circles into both sheets of paper. The circles should be smaller than the brooch fan you made a few steps back. Additionally, the white circle should be slightly smaller than the other circle. The circles I used have scalloped edges, but that is optional. One the white circle, write the word “BRIDE” in your best handwriting. Glue the white circle to the center of the other circle. Then take a piece of ribbon, and tie a small bow.
Assemble all of the pieces and glue them together using a hot glue gun. Once the glue has dried, turn the brooch over and attach a pin back to the cardboard backing. You can buy pin backs in bulk at any local craft store. They are always handy to have around.
… and that, my friends, is how you make a bridal brooch.
The finished product looks great. It’s hard to believe that such a pretty brooch was made with paper!
The past few weeks have been crazy. Two weeks ago, I traveled to Albuquerque for a friend’s bridal shower. Then last weekend, Joey and I were in Louisiana for my cousin’s wedding. All that traveling left little time for blogging, but now things are slowing down (at least for a few weeks), and I finally have some time to dedicate to blogging on mox & fodder. As my first order of business, I’ve decided to start a new monthly series called “Color of the Month.” Each month I will feature photos of home design and furniture showcasing a featured color. For June, I’m featuring white because… well it’s wedding season, so it seems like an obvious choice. Plus, I have always loved the look of white spaces.
One of the chairs in the photo below costs over $1,000. The other retails for less than $300. Can you tell which one is the better deal?
If you guessed the chair on the right, then you are correct. The Cute -as-a-Button Erin Chair from Cost Plus World Market is a steal at only $280. The chair on the left is the Tess Chair from Crate & Barrel. It sells for $1,100. That is quite a difference, for a chair that looks pretty similar, don’t you think?
Sources: Crate & Barrel and Cost Plus World Market