Wednesday, December 14, 2011

this took longer than I thought!

In my head I've finished posting about little Em's birthday party and I'm already on to Christmas decor!! 
I'm horrible!
But I just wanted to show you a few more simple DIY ideas that I loved and made for a beautiful CHEAP party!

Adorable RIGHT??? :-) 
Well, I can't take FULL credit since my sister actually made it- I wish I had a tutorial to show you! But I did beat the instructions out of her (just kidding of course) and I'm super excited because of  how simple it is! Anyone can do it, and SHOULD DO IT for their next party! I can picture it used for a baby shower or a bridal shower! The possibilities are endless, really! Best part is- you can reuse them and give them to others to borrow! Just like my sis- Thanks a bunch: It made the party.

What you will need:
Tissue paper
Patterned edged scissors (or regular scissors)
Hot glue

1. Cut little squares of tissue paper using the patterned edged scissors or using regular scissors, cutting a pattern so that its not straight lines.

2. Layer three or four on top of each other and twist the bottom

3. Hot glue it to the ribbon!

4. Repeat! Space them out as much as you would like.

I'm still smiling about the instructions for that! Seriously, four steps! (well, actually three..Does "repeat" actually count as a step??) That's not the point. The point is: You can spend SO much less money (none at all if you have the stuff around your house) and make your party look SO much cuter too! :-)

I've seen inspirational pictures on the web of how some photographers were sitting the birthday girl on the beautifully arranged dessert table! I loved the idea! Im sure you would agree...
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My version was without the dessert since I knew my model was a little less cooperative! :-)

The #1 is another idea I had that took me about five minutes to make! 

I made it out of cardboard from a diapers box! Just gather the tissue paper and glue to the backside! I can picture it being made with scrap material and some embellishments as well! 

I'm going to have to wait a whole year to try another version!

A happy birthday girl! :) and I'm happy with the way everything turned out. 

Can't wait to show you all that I've been working on for DIY Christmas decor! I'm so excited!

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