Sixth Day: DIY Decorations

We all know that the decorations make or break a party. Here’s some do it yourself ideas to make everyone think you hired Martha Stewart herself!

Wire Christmas Tree Decorations

Supplies:

Aluminum wire
Cone shape – 12 inch Styrofoam craft cone
Wire Cutters

Instructions:

To make your little decorative tree, wrap the wire around the Styrofoam cone form. Start wrapping from the bottom and work towards the top and back down again. Keep wrapping until you are pleased with the look of the wire. Be sure to wrap the bottom evenly so it will stand! Slide the wire form off the cone and adjust so it stands up right. Super easy and affordable to make your party festive!

Confetti System Ornaments

Supplies:

Sturdy paper
String
A needle
Scissors
Metallic paper
Tissue paper
Double side tape
Regular tape
Glue

Instructions:

Create a pyramid shape out of your paper where the bottom is open. Use your needle and string to create a loop (for hanging purposes) at the top of the pyramid. Simply tie a knot at thread through the hole at the top of the pyramid. Cut your metallic paper into one inch strips and pile a few at a time together to cut the fringe into it. Then cut the fringed strips into the width needed to cover the sides of the pyramid and use glue to attach it. Start this process at the bottom and work your way up. Use your tissue paper for alternate sides of the pyramid shape. Once you have added fringe to all sides, feel free to straighten any edges and match ends using your scissors. These cost about $12 at West Elm but you can make them for way less!

Christmas Photo Booth

Supplies:

Several yards of fabric
Construction Paper
Wooden Sticks
Camera
Fun props

Instructions:

This DIY is one that you can customize however you would like! Buy fabric large enough so your guests can stand in front of it. You could do Christmas colors or something covered in sequins and bright depending on the look you’re going for. Set up your camera on a tripod to take the photos without having to stand there. The easiest and cheapest thing is to set your camera on self timer or if you have the availability to take several photos in a row that could work too! You can construct some props out of construction paper (mustaches, bows, candy canes Santa beards, antlers, Rudolph noses, etc) and glue them to the stick so your guests can hold them up to their face. Feel free to grab some other props like a boa, hats, funky glasses, a chalkboard so they can write memos or any Christmas decorations. Whatever you can come up with! You can purchase a small printer and have them print immediately or post the embarrassing pics to Facebook later. Either way, your guests will love the photo booth and be able to have a keepsake of the party

Balloon Garland

Supplies:

Balloons
Needle
String

Instructions:

Buy some balloons (red, green, gold, silver if you want to be festive!) and blow them up. With your needle, thread your string through the tied end of each balloon and you’re done! Yes, it’s that simple and will be adorable. Take it a step further and add in some glow sticks to turn your garland into lights. Festive right?!

Glitter Ornaments

Supplies:

Various sized Styrofoam balls
Glitter
Spray glue
Wire
Ribbon (if hanging)

Instructions:

Spray the glue on the Styrofoam balls and add your glitter to them. This process may be messy so you might want to go outside or lay a sheet down. Continue adding glitter until you are pleased with the outcome. These would be great to lay on tables as centerpiece decorations but you can also hang them throughout the room. Use your wire to create a loop and shove into the Styrofoam ball. Loop ribbon through and hang as you like! Get creative with the colors and way you use the glitter to really wow your guests.

Hope y’all find these DIY decorations useful! A little creativity will go a long way and help your budget go just as far as well!


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