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Reindeer bag sitting on the back of a chair or couch.

Making a Reindeer Gift BagAdd some paper antlers, eyes, and a nose to a brown paper bag to make this cute seasonal gift bag. This is a page about making a reindeer gift bag.

 

Blocks spelling out "I [heart] HOCKEY" against wood background

Decorating Ideas for a Field Hockey Banquet?This is a page about decorating ideas for a field hockey banquet. Decorating for an athletic banquet can be great fun, if a bit creatively challenging sometimes.

 

Round ice candle surrounded by greenery.

Making Ice CandlesFreeze water filled balloons to create these beautiful ice candle holders. This is a page about making ice candles.

 

Baby Faces Birthday Banner - attach faces to rick rack

Making a Baby Faces Birthday BannerThis is a page about making a baby faces birthday banner. Using different photos of your baby's face you can may a special birthday banner.

 

tissue paper flowers at wedding

Making Tissue Paper FlowersThis page is about making tissue paper flowers. Lovely, colorful decorations can be made with this very thin craft paper.

 

Paper Pom Poms - more poms in multiple colors with differing edge cut trim

How to Make Tissue Paper Pom PomsMaking paper pom poms from tissue paper is not only easy; it is also a fun activity. These pom poms are perfect decorations for a variety of occasions. This is a page about how to make tissue paper pom poms.

 

Happy Birthday Cut Letter Banner - finished banner lying on the floor

Happy Birthday Cut Letter BannerI like to purchase decorative paper pad sheets when I find them on sale or on clearance, because they are so versatile. I used different pieces of paper from the paper pad to create this colorful Happy Birthday letter banner.

 

Painted Happy Birthday Banner - finished banner lying on the floor

Painted Happy Birthday BannerHere is another inexpensive, cute, and colorful "Happy Birthday Banner" you can make with paper, paint, decorative scissors, a hole puncher, and yarn. This is perfect to hang for a child's birthday!

 

Floral Number Birthday Decoration  - finished number in front of a birthday banner

Floral Number Birthday DecorationMake these cute decorative numbers for your little one's birthday. You can make a party nice and special by using simple materials you can find at home.

 

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A birthday banner with balloons and streamers.

Making a Birthday Balloon and Streamer CurtainGreet the birthday celebrant with streamers and balloons attached to their door. Quick instructions can be found on this page.

 

Gender Reveal Door Sign - finished hanging

Making a Gender Reveal Door SignThis project will help you make this cute decoration for a gender reveal party. The sign is easy to assemble using inexpensive supplies.

 

Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - one of each type of caterpillar

Making Grape and Edamame CaterpillarsDesigning edible art is not only a fun creative activity, but makes for unique and yummy party treats. These fun caterpillars are made from grapes and edamame with sesame seed eyes. Learn how here.

 

Monkey Theme Decoration Banner - finished banner with a monkey printout on two of the solid color flags

Making a Monkey Theme Decoration BannerScrapbook paper cut into banner shapes, some thread or yarn, and printable monkeys are the start to a cute decorative banner for a birthday party or other occasion.

 

Confetti Birthday Number Cake Topper - number28 covered in confetti

How to Make a Confetti Birthday Number Cake TopperHot glue numbers are covered with tissue paper confetti to make this fun cake topper. The easy to follow tutorial follows.

 

Cute Little Paper Bird Craft - finished pink paper bird decoration

Cute Little Paper Bird CraftMake a whole flock of these cute little cardstock birds to decorate your party table. The instructions are easy to follow and photos accompany them.

 

Finished Lace Fan

Making Lace FansFour inch wide lace, ribbons in your choice of colors, and embellishments to suit the decor or occasion, are transformed into these delicate lace fans. They are perfect of adding to a gift or using as party favors.

 

Happy Birthday Printable Banner - all letters cut out

Happy Birthday Printable BannerUsing a word processor you can print out triangle shapes with the letters on them that you will need to make a birthday banner. Print, cut them out, attach to construction paper, and string them together for a homemade decoration.

 

A birthday banner hung outside.

Homemade Birthday BannersBanners are a fun, personalized decoration you can make for an upcoming birthday. This page contains a variety of birthday banner projects.

 

Making Tissue Paper Puffy Flowers - one puffy tissue paper flower

Making Tissue Paper Puffy FlowersThese beautiful tissue paper flowers get their puffy look from using a small Styrofoam ball or Ping Pong ball to create the petals. Set them out in a vase or use to upscale gifts. The photos and instructions needed for making your own can be found on this page.

 

Home Banner - banner hanging

Making a House Warming Party BannerA fun way to decorate your new home for a house warming party is to make a simple banner with free letter printed on card stock hung on twine with clothes pins.

 

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland Decor

DIY Tissue Paper Tassel GarlandThis colorful garland is made from colorful tissue paper. It's a perfect decoration for a party or other celebration.

 

'Sharky' Goldfish Paper Lantern Decoration - finished lantern hanging

Paper Lantern IdeasPaper lanterns are easy and fun to make. They can be tailored to any theme for a party or for use as home decor. This page contains paper lantern ideas.

 

Balloon Ice Cream Cone Decoration - pink balloon ice cream cone

How to Make a Balloon Ice Cream Cone DecorationThe main "ingredients" for this fun party decoration are a latex balloon and a paper towel tube. This page contains the instructions and photos needed for making a balloon ice cream cone decoration.

 

Drinking Straw Starbursts - finished starbursts against a black background

Making Drinking Straw StarburstsStarburst decorations are perfect for birthday parties and other occasions. If you can get a good price on colorful drinking straws and have some spare time you can make these fun starbursts. This is a page about making drinking straw starbursts.

 

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Purple glitter tea candle.

Making a Glitter CandleSave yourself some money and make your own glitter candle for an upcoming birthday. It is easy, just start with a purchased candle and follow the steps provided on this page. This is a page about making a glitter candle.

 

Pennant Birthday Cake Topper - pennant cake topper

Pennant Birthday Cake TopperThis fun easy to make pennant cake topper allows you to personalize a birthday cake using a few simple and inexpensive supplies. This is a page about making a pennant birthday cake topper.

 

DIY Piñata - balloon wrapped with fringed paper - allow to dry

DIY Balloon PiñataA latex balloon can be used as a mold for making your own piñata for an upcoming party. This is a page about making a DIY balloon piñata.

 

Balloon Piñata

Making a Balloon PiñataUsing an inflated balloon as the mold is a good way to begin making your own piñata for an upcoming party. This is a page about making a balloon piñata.

 

insert label

Making Snowball Food Label HoldersSimple place card or food label holders for a winter party can be made with styrofoam balls. This is a page about snowball label holders.

 

'Sharky' Goldfish Paper Lantern Decoration - finished lantern hanging

Making 'Sharky' Goldfish Paper Lantern DecorationThis is a page about making 'Sharky' goldfish paper lantern decoration. For a really unique child's birthday theme try a 'Sharky' goldfish ensemble. As your main decoration make this paper fish lantern.

 

Making Paper Tea Light Shades

Making Paper Tea Light ShadesThis is a page about making paper tea light shades. Using colored paper you can make pretty tea light shades to decorate for a party or to simply dress up a room.

 

Party Hat Cupcake Topper

Making a Mini Party Hat Cupcake TopperThis is a page about making a mini party hat cupcake topper. These cute party hat cake toppers dress up cupcakes for any party or get together.

 

Simple Pennant Cake Topper

Simple Pennant Cake TopperSo pretty and easy to make and you can use recycled fabric from pre-loved garments to make these delightful cake toppers. Older children can join in making these for a tea party. You can cut out the fabric and they can get busy glueing them onto the sticks.

 

40th Birthday Posters and Photos

Making 40th Birthday Posters and PhotosThis is a page about 40th birthday posters and photos. A fun visual display can be created with a collection of life photos for this monumental birthday celebration.

 

finished banner on highchair

Making a Birthday Highchair BannerThis is a page about making a birthday highchair banner. The easy to make banner is the perfect way to decorate your little one's highchair on his or her special day.

 

letters as photo prop

1st Birthday Photo PropThis is a page about 1st birthday photo prop. Creating a photo prop for your little one's 1st birthday photo makes for a very special shot.

 

green balloon caterpillar

Making a Balloon CaterpillarThis is a page about making a balloon caterpillar. This balloon caterpillar would make a great decoration at a child's party. It is an inexpensive project that is sure to get noticed.

 

Birthday Pennant Banner

Making a Birthday Pennant BannerThis is a page about making a birthday pennant banner. A cute, easy to make fabric pennant banner is a great decoration for a birthday party or other event.

 

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Baby Shower

Homemade Baby Shower DecorationsThis is a page about homemade baby shower decorations. Making the decorations is part of the fun of planning and hosting a baby shower.

 

Paper Bag Birthday Party Hat

Making a Birthday Party HatThis is a page about making a birthday party hat. There are many fun ways to create a personalized hat to help celebrate someone special's birthday.

 

cake banner on pink frosted cake

Making a Mini Bunting Cake BannerThis is a page about making a mini bunting cake banner. A mini bunting makes a fun cake topper for any occasion.

 

Decorative cloth banners.

Making a BannerThis is a page about making a banner. Banners are a fun way to decorate for a holiday, party, or other event. They can be made in so many ways, from the computer banner to a crafty fabric display.

 

Large Homemade Butterfly Pinata

Making a Butterfly PinataThis is a page about making a butterfly pinata. Pinatas are great fun for children's birthday parties. They love to break it open and get all the candy inside. Making your own pinata will make it even more special for the party.

 

Blue sheet with birthday wishes painted on it.

A Birthday Greeting SheetA Birthday Greeting Sheet Craft Project. A few years ago, my children who were in their late teens decided to spray paint a bedsheet as a birthday card and hang it outside. It is a creative way to say Happy Birthday to someone and it is a keepsake. . .

 

Grape and Edamame Caterpillars - one of each type of caterpillar

Grape and Edamame CaterpillarsThese little caterpillar decorations are easy to make. You can use wire or toothpicks to hold them together. If you use wire, you can make them slither around. So fun!

 

Gender Reveal Door Sign - finished hanging

Gender Reveal Door SignHere is an inexpensive, simple, and quick gender reveal door sign I made for my friend's party.

 

Drinking Straw Starbursts - finished starbursts against a black background

Drinking Straw StarburstsMy local dollar shop is trying to get rid of an excess stock of drinking straws so they're on sale for 25 cents per box. I decided to use them to make decorative starbursts for my birthday party. They give quite the visual punch for a few pennies!

 

Home Banner - banner hanging

Home BannerThis is a cute little banner I made for our house warming party. You can find sites on the internet that allow you to print banner letters for free. I printed the banners online with Snapfish for 9 cents each, but you can print these letters with a printer using card stock paper, or send to your local photo developing stores like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, or Target.

 

Painted Happy Birthday Banner - finished banner lying on the floor

Painted Happy Birthday BannerHere is another inexpensive, cute, and colorful "Happy Birthday Banner" you can make with paper, paint, decorative scissors, a hole puncher, and yarn. This is perfect to hang for a child's birthday!

 

Making Tissue Paper Puffy Flowers - one puffy tissue paper flower

Making Tissue Paper Puffy FlowersI love using tissue paper to make flowers. They make fabulous decorations, and are great for sprucing up gift bags and presents. For these flowers, we will use a small Styrofoam ball or ping pong ball to puff the flower petals to give them a beautiful round dimension. The flower pistils are made by simply twisting some tissue paper into thin strips.

 

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