Posts Tagged ‘homemade decorations’

Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by by

My twins’ 4th birthday party is this weekend. We are having their party at our house, which seemed like a good idea. Now I am realizing how much work it’s going to be. What was I thinking? The kids love rainbows, so we are going with a rainbow theme. I decided to make some of my own rainbow decor to try and save some money.

Martha Stewart has a great tutorial for making pom pom balls using tissue paper. I am not going to try and outdo Martha, but she did provide some great inspiration.

You will need:

  • Tissue paper in various colors
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire or twist ties
  • Fishing line or clear or white thread for hanging

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Decorations for a Diva

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 by by

I think one of the most fun things about a party is the decorations. For Eve’s Puppies and Poodles party, we bought a standard “party kit” with balloons, streamers, table cloths, and confetti, but I wanted to have a more personal feel. After looking at various party stores and online for something that would fit both the theme of the party and my daughter’s personality, I decided that it would be best to make our own decorations.

Our bill at the craft store came to $32.49. Much less than had I bought the signs, party bags, and high chair decorating kit from a party store. We could have spent even less had I planned better, since I only used about half of the paper that I bought. The final price also includes a hot glue gun and glue sticks, because I couldn’t find the one that I already own. I already owned the Cricut and cartridges that I used. For lettering, I used the Story Book cartridge, and for graphics, I used the Paper Pups cartridge.

We have a hidden drive, so a sign was needed to indicate where the party is for the guests who have not yet been to our house. I bought a half sized piece of white poster board and a thin dowel rod. Using the Cricut, I cut out letters in black card stock to be four inches tall. (more…)