August 4, 2012

Adorable Party Hats

My sister called me the other day from the party store complaining about the "cheesy" selection of party hats. Have no fear dear sis, Aunt Carrie is here! I ran over to my local party shop and geez, she was right! So I bought a pack of basic cone party hats and ran back home to work on them. I glued on scrap fabric, scrap trim and ribbons to create these adorable party hats. The possibilities are endless and with the help of a glue gun, anything that will stick, will work! So ditch the cheesy party hats and get crafting away on your own adorable hats!


July 10, 2012

Enchanting Tissue Paper Garland

How enchanting is this tissue paper garland? It gives this tree a whimsical touch for this adorable birthday party. I made this garland out of smaller versions of my paper party balls (see how to make them in my previous post) tied together with pink and white string! This garland is sure to be a go-to party decorating piece for me in the future. Hang the garland in a tree, on the wall or around a light post. The possibilities are endless.
Imagine all white garland for a bridal shower... oooh!


February 11, 2012

How To Make A Paper Party Ball

Ever seen those cute paper party balls hanging from the ceiling at an event? Paper party balls easily transform a space into a celebratory venue and aren't as standard as let's say balloons. If you purchase paper party balls at the store they will run about $5 each. Here's a way to make your own party balls and the materials should come out to about $1 each! You can make smaller ones to put on top of presents too!

What you will need:
- 1 tissue paper packet (the standard size that come folded).
- Scissors
- String

1) Start by unfolding the the standard tissue paper pack. You will have about 5 to 10 rectangle sheets laying on top of one another. (If the pack only gives you five sheets you can always double up!)
2) Start folding the tissue paper (on the shorter width of the rectangle) about and inch wide like an accordion until you get to the end of the tissue paper. You should have long strip of tissue paper that fans out a bit!
3) Pinch the middle of the strip and tie a long piece of string around it.
4) Fan out your tissue paper and gently begin separating each pice of tissue paper from one another. Be careful not to rip the delicate tissue.
5) Hang your pretty party ball by the string and admire your work.

Not bad for $1 right? Have fun at the party!

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