As promised here is part 2 of my brunch post: the non-food stuff!
I started out by choosing a tabletop to use for my set up, and decided on this second hand dressed we have. I have plans to give it a makeover one day, but for today I just cut a piece of kraft paper to go on the top.
In my first attempted to make the banner I chose to paint the words on, but my paint wasn’t showing up as dark as I wanted, and I didn’t want to do multiple coats. So I scrapped that piece, cut a new one, and used my trusty Sharpies instead. Much better!
If you’re like me and feel like everything you write looks like the same “font”, I suggest going over to a wonderful website called Dafont. It’s a place filled with seemingly endless fonts in every style you could want! They’re downloadable so you can add them to the font library on your computer, but if you’re just looking for some inspiration to do some freehand writing you can click on a font, type in your words, and it will populate them for you!
For serving dishes I used what I already had on hand, and stacked plates on upside-down glasses to create height variations. I also wrapped some washi tape around the teaspoons and a ribbon around a stand to make them a little less plain. Amazing what can be done with things you already have!
At this point I was planning on being done, but when I stood back and looked at my setup it was lacking something. So I went back to Pinterest to get some ideas and voila! Paper flowers! I found a bunch of different tutorials so I took the steps that I liked from each of them, and did what I wanted. They were really easy and fairly quick to make. Plus the only materials you need are paper and tape. My kind of craft! Click here to get all the instructions.
Last, but not least, I made a menu to go along with my spread, but of course the printer ran out of ink that day so it never made it in. But just so my efforts don’t go to waste I’m going to share it here. Because I can : )
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little brunch adventure with me, and are already planning your own brunch day!