Sneak Peek: Vintage, Country, Chic 30th Birthday Bash!


I am thrilled to be working with an amazing family to throw this weekend’s awesome 30th birthday party. The guest of honor is so loved, and deservedly so. He is a genuine, happy-go-lucky, do anything for anybody type. The entire family is incredibly fun-loving and I just know the party is going to be a massive celebration of a great guy. Plus, I get to work alongside this adorable (and mischievous) kitten!

The festivities are taking place in an old barn outside Milwaukee. Last weekend I put on my coveralls and grabbed my pitchfork (ok, ok, so I put on some old jeans and grabbed some tulle), and headed up to the land of cheese. (Yummmmmmmmmmm!) The barn is filled with so many inspiring, unique items. It is like an antique shop, art studio, storage space, and vacation home all in one. The owner even calls his studio space the Gallery of the Bizarre. How cool is that?

While developing the event design, I turned to one of my favorite areas of inspiration: Pinterest. I stumbled across this over at Cue the Confetti, and knew I wanted to use it as a main focal point. I am really happy with how it turned out. I have some plans to dress up the wall behind it to give it an even more finished look, but you’ll have to wait for that!

DIY Hanging Tinsel Decor


  • 12-14 Gauge Wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Tinsel Garland (I found this goes farther than you think it will, but I tend to always by extra to be on the safe side)
  • Tape (double stick works best, but any kind will suffice)
  • Ribbon

Step one: The wrapping of the three!

To get the project started, you can go one of two routes. Either shape your wire, cut it, then wrap it or cut it, wrap it, then shape it. I opted for the first route for the 3, but found that it was quite cumbersome to wrap such an odd shape. I tried the other way with the 0 and found that it was still a little awkward to wrap. Point being, it may just be me, or it may just be a bit odd to wrap a long piece of wire with an even longer piece of garland.

When you start wrapping, you’ll want to use a small piece of your tape to stick to one end. At the end of your wire, you can either loop the tinsel back through or secure it with tape again.

I love the look of this paired with the sophisticated, thick ribbon. If this party wasn’t for a 30-year-old man, I totally would have added a giant bow where the ribbon hangs.

The possibilities with this project are endless. The wire is so easy to shape. You could make a monogram for a wedding, or a soon to be born baby’s name for a shower. I can’t wait to try something a little more challenging!

I can’t wait to share all the other incredible details of this party with you! Stay tuned next week for more!


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