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28 April 2012

{Craft} Party decorations on a budget

Decorations for a party can be quite expensive, especially if you consider how many you need for the house to look good. However when you are organising a Birthday Party for your children, you might be working on a tight budget.

Well then I have some good news! You don't need to spend a fortune for your house or the party venue to look amazing. You can actually do some pretty nice decorations yourself using cheap and versatile materials.

Yarn is cheap, comes in a vast array of colours and textures and do you realise how much you can achieve with a single ball ?
I managed to create a wreath, some small wool pompom and several big yarn chandelier out of ONE ball in preparation for the Ballerina party. Honestly, I don't thing you'll find a better value product to work with!

Ballerina Wreath (more on this really soon)

Tissue paper pompom
There is a reason why they are so popular. Or more accurately, several reasons: they are pretty, can be made in any colour or colour combination you can think of, and are super quick to make.  You will need at least 8 sheets per pom so I would recommend buying packs of tissue paper.
Be careful when working with tissue paper as it rips easily.

The pom I made for Noemie's Pirate party

Crepe Paper
Again, a very versatile material which comes in so many colours. Preferably buy rolls of streamers as they are ready to use.
You can just hang them from the ceiling, or be more creative and create rosettes or even paper flowers.

Paper Flower ball as used for decorating my Valentine's Day table

Plain Paper
Don't forget the most obvious material of all: paper !
For the Rainbow party I used light cardstock to create a birthday banner and normal paper to make fan flowers and garlands.

Find a how-to for the fan flowers at Martha Stewart.
For the garlands, I simply sewed together circles of papers in different colours and sizes.

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  1. I've used the poms and the crepe paper for kissing balls. I love them both. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  2. Great inexpensive ideas! I found you through the Celebrations at Home "Link Party".

    Amy R.
    {plain & fancy living}
    twitter: pfliving


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