Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY Birthday Party Decorations

Today I'm going to share a couple of easy party decorations we did for our niece's birthday party over the weekend.  I did everything on a budget and raided every dollar bin I could find.  The first project I'm going to share though I used supplies I already had on hand as well as some that I bought.  I tried to make things that she could keep and even use to decorate her room if she wanted to.  Since it was her sweet sixteen, I wanted her to have a keepsake she could cherish for a long time so I decided to make a signature board for all of her friends and family to sign and write birthday notes on.  So let's get to it.

So I had this canvas that was leftover from a pack I had bought at AC Moore that I had been waiting to use but didn't have an idea for.  The problem was that it had a hole in it, so I wasn't really sure what to do with it.

Then along came washi tape.  I already had some that I had purchased from Target and AC Moore for some other things and it was the perfect solution to my hole problem.  A few strips of tape later and we had a pretty cute signature canvas.

We weren't quite done yet though.  I had found these cute cardboard cut-outs in the $1 bin at AC Moore and decided to use the "a" for this project.  

The gray wasn't quite right so a few coats of purple craft paint and we were in business.

A little hot glue and we were done, cute right?  Everyone at the party took turns writing little notes to Ashleigh.  We just used permanent writing pens and it worked perfectly.

Ok, so on to the next thing.  There were several plain flower type shapes remaining from the package so I decided to use those too.  I found some paint colors from my stash that matched our color theme and gave them a couple of coats each. 

Next, I cut out some circles from some leftover colored paper I had.  I just used a cup to trace the circles.

Then a little decorating, some glue and a few straws later I had these...

I used a container I already had, a little floral foam, some ribbon and leftover easter grass to put it all together.

And we had a cute little centerpiece for our food table.

We had a few leftover to use in other places too.

We had fun putting this all together.  I have a few more things to show you so check back later!

Don't forget we are starting our new series - Share Your Story next Wednesday!  

Happy Thursday!!

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  1. I'm excited about "Share Your Story" and can I just say, I LOVE WASHI TAPE!!!

  2. very cute projects....hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  3. These are such fabulous ideas! I love the canvas signature board. Totally want to use that in the future! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love how you used the washi tape on the canvas!! There possibilities are endless with that stuff :o)