Well, the party is winding down here at Embellished Bayou, but it is just getting started down in New Orleans and all across the gulf coast! Thank you for joining me for Mardi Gras Week, it has been so much fun. Be sure and check out the previous posts:
And today I’ll show you my Mardi Gras decor!
I always have a little seasonal centerpiece on our island, and I had so much fun making a new one for Mardi Gras this year. I used one of the gold sequined cone trees from Christmas and copied an idea I saw in a local store. They had fun picks coming out of the top like a fireworks explosion. Here’s my version:
Go big or go home! Spread the glitter wealth:
Finally, I shoved in some foil sprays I found in my stash:
I love it! A Mardi Gras explosion!
The candlescape on the coffee table:
And my Mardi Gras tree, topped with the leftover picks from the gold sequin cone tree:
I strung on some fancy beads like garland:
Every Mardi Gras tree needs a sparkly gold fleur de lis:
You know my motto concerning decorating for Mardi Gras: the more glitter, the better!
All of these garlands and ornaments were after-Christmas clearance bargains. I decorated the purple balls myself with a paint pen and glitter.
The large wire fleur de lis was in the center of my Christmas garland and stays displayed in our entertainment center when it’s not holiday time.
Finally, one last centerpiece on the kitchen table. I wrapped a feather mask around a glittered (gasp!) candle and surrounded it with doubloons on a fun Mardi Gras pewter tray my friend gave me. The purple beaded charger came from Target after Christmas on clearance:
This is just part one of Mardi Gras decor! I’ll share my mom’s decorations in another post later today. Wouldn’t want anyone going into glitter-overload! So come back, you don’t want to miss it!