How to make party decorations out of paper | How About Orange

May 21, 2012

How to make party decorations out of paper

There's something really satisfying about making your own... anything. And if you're throwing a party for someone, what better way to say "I like you" than to make the decorations by hand. Not to mention, it's cheaper. Not to mention, you can cut and assemble these while watching TV, so you'll feel productive and proud of yourself instead of like a guilty couch potato. Learn to make the paper flower centerpiece above at Santa Barbara Wedding Style.

Download free printable templates for mini candy boxes at Gi Det Videre. The PDFs have editable text fields so you can easily type in guests' names and use them as place cards or favor boxes. Check back at Gi Det Videre this week for more matching printables to add to the set.

Get a template and instructions from HGTV for making this party flag garland. Use paper in colors that match your plates, napkins and other party stuff, and you'll look like a pro.

15 comments:

tinajo said...

Oh, this is really pretty! :-)

Grandma G said...

Oh, my... you're bringin' out the party animal in me again!! ;)

Mum

Stephanie Hillberry said...

I love that you mentioned being productive while watching tv because I SO think about that to assuage my tv guilt.

Kirsty said...

These are lovely. I may have to throw a party now!

Irene Fossen said...

Hi Jessica.

I just had kind of a wonderful "déjà vu"-experience here... ☺☺☺ Can't tell you enough how glad - and proud! - it makes me that you mention my projects. Thanks a million!

P.S. The owl bookmarks are downloaded more than 2000 times (!!!) in the last 5 days... HOOO-RAY!

Laura said...

I HAVE to bookmark this...those decorations are so beautiful and to be able to make them myself, quite easily...a winner for sure! Thanks!

Suzanne said...

You are really in the know about cool projects. Thank you!

Jessica Jones said...

Irene, thanks again for sharing cool projects with us!

sarah@boxwoodclippings said...

totally related to you on this post :) i wanyed to watch hours of tv last night, so i thought i'd make a few garlands for an upcoming shower. love guilt free telly!

sarah@boxwoodclippings said...

*wanted

Tammy said...

I love all of these ideas! They are so bright and fun!

Raphaele said...

Thanks for the ideas, the paper flower tute is just what I was looking for making with my daughter. We will have a crafty week-end!

How2home said...

great idea! thanks for sharing! i bet they will look really nice for a cozy diy garden party (http://www.eieihome.com/blog/how-to-decorate-for-a-stylish-garden-party.html)

Jean said...

These are all cute party ideas. I so love the paper flowers!

Alisha said...

Oooh great party decoration ideas!

And they look fun to make!

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