Decorating the mantle for a birthday is the fun part to me. It’s like decorating for a holiday before hand, it gets you all excited for the big day. All of these little photo clips (including the silver star clip) were thrifted. It’s funny because I have always wanted photo clips with just a simple shape for name tags at a dinner party, so I was thrilled when I found these.
I shaved off all the words before I sprayed them all white.
You wouldn’t think that birthday party banners would make it to a thrift store (maybe the trash?), but they do. Sometimes the colors might not be what you want, but the letters are big and festive, so I say: paint them, mod-podge them or glitter them. Cut them apart and hang them in a new way to make it look like you made it rather than bought it. I love the clothespin look.