Mother's Day Brunch

To celebrate Mother's Day with my mother and mother-in-law, I transformed our kitchen table into a spring brunch spread of delicate butterflies, colorful paper doilies, and airy baby's breath bouquets. Each element came together easily with the help of the Martha Stewart paper punches, craft paints, and stencils. The cupcake stand did double duty as a pretty centerpiece and a serving platter for all the food. Our Mother's Day brunch menu consisted of whipped yogurt with pineapple and dried fruit (from the April issue of Martha Stewart Living!), spinach tarts, vegetable tea sandwiches, coconut cake, coffee, and red-grapefruit mimosas.


I kept the brunch table simple with a few easy DIY pieces making the biggest impact, like the bright tissue pom-poms and colorful cupcake stand.

Photo Credit: Candice Stringham

Cupcake Stand and Doilies

The cupcake stand did double duty as both a pretty centerpiece and a serving platter for the brunch food.I used Martha Stewart Crafts paint, Martha Stewart Crafts butterfly stickers, and cutouts from the Martha Stewart Crafts butterfly layering punch to embellish the Martha Stewart Crafts cupcake stand.

I scattered paper doilies in various sizes and shades of pink down the center of the table for an easy table runner and also used them to embellish plain circular place mats just by slotting them under each plate. 

Photo Credit: Candice Stringham

Butterfly Bouquets

Butterfly stickers set into inexpensive baby's breath look ready to fly away among the flowers. I used mason jars painted with Martha Stewart Crafts acrylic craft paint as cheery vases.

Photo Credit: Candice Stringham

Place Setting

The butterfly stickers also made a sweet napkin holder. I adhered each sticker to a length of ribbon and tied it around the napkin. For place cards, I stenciled each guest's monogram on a coaster. 

Photo Credit: Candice Stringham


I used Martha Stewart cupcake toppers and stencils to spell out "Happy Mom's Day" for a simple and festive cake topper.

Martha Stewart products used: Doily Lace Gold Thread, Garden Butterfly Layering Punch, Cherry Blossom Deep Edge Punch, Vintage Girl Cupcake Wrappers, Doily Lace Cupcake Stand, and Butterfly Stickers, all available at Michaels Craft Stores.


About the Author

Haeley Giambalvo

Haeley Giambalvo is the founder of Design Improvised -- a blog focused on easy home decor and entertaining projects that make a big impact. Almost all the projects on her blog can be completed in less than an hour for $20 or less. Haeley is passionate about any craft involving pom-poms or balloons. Her idea to combine the two to make pom-pom balloons was the best decision she ever...


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