It’s been a while since we shared some tutorials and ideas for DIY party decor. We had been on kind of sweet treat kick, but this week we’ve got 3 fresh ideas for simple and awesome DIY party decorations.
DIY Miniature Paper Garland – This adorable garland from Tip Junkie would be perfect for guys and gals! Changing the shapes and color scheme means easy customization for any occasion.
Miniature Paper Garland – Image & Tutorial from Tip Junkie
InstantPhoto Garland– This idea is perfect for outdoor events! Print out your favorite photos and wrap them around a tree for personalized decoration. The folks that came up with this idea had guests take instant pictures throughout the day and clip them on the tree.
Instant Photo Garland – Image from Martha Stewart Weddings
DIY Tassel Garland – How pretty and whimsical is this garland? With a simple supply list and easy step-by-step photo instructions from Linen, Lace, & Love you will be on your merry way to affordable and studying party decor!
DIY Tassel Garland – Image & Tutorial from Linen, Lace, & Love
Christmas is just around the corner… no seriously it’s next week! And we at Make a Birthday Wish are extremely excited for all the love and giving that takes place this time of year. If you are still lost for gift ideas, then have no fear, we’ve got a collection of great resources to help you make a great gift for just about anyone on your list (even the person that has everything!). The best part about this gift idea, it is practically free (except for the paper it’s printed on) or close to it.
DIY coupon books are the perfect solution for someone that is difficult to buy for, or if you want to give something more meaningful and personal this year. You generally are giving your time (a foot rub, scrubbing the shower, etc.) , or maybe entitling a friend to a cup of coffee, dinner, or a movie. One of our favorite things about DIY coupon books is they let you be as creative as you want to be. You can completely hand-make your book, or use a free online site to generate a clean-looking book that you can print out. To get started think about the person you are giving the coupons to. What do they enjoy doing, what do they need more of in their life (maybe time, or quiet), what do they hate to do (clean, laundry)? Then make a list of possible coupons:
Cleaning the bathroom
Organizing the closet
A cup of coffee & good conversation
Their favorite dinner
A trip to the bookstore
A night of babysitting
An at home spa day… the list could go on forever
Once you have your list you can use MS Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, Photoshop, Online tools, or old fashioned paper, glue, and scissors to create a coupon book. Here are some of our favorite resources:
Balloons are treated loads of nasty chemicals: ammonia, tetramethyl thiuram disulfide, zinc oxide and added plasticizers! Not to mention the harm they can cause to marine life if they find their way to the ocean instead of the landfill. So try making and hanging pom-poms from your ceiling. These look super cute and are a very affordable alternative. Martha Stewart has a great tutorial here for how to make paper pom-poms in only 4 easy steps!
All you need to get started is:
Tissue paper in desired colors (8 sheets per pom-pom), by Martha Stewart Crafts, available at Michaels