I wanted to do a couple of decorations and nice touches for our housewarming party.
Here's what I made:
- Two Bunting Banners
- Decorative Table Signs
- Two Different Types of Floral Arrangements
- House Cake Topper
- Paint Chip Paper Garland
I have made this before for a bridal shower I attended a couple months back. See here. I used three different patterns of paper. I was able to score a really good deal on paper at Michael's. It was 5/$1!!! That is a really good deal! Both of these banners cost under $3 to make!
|"Home Sweet Home" Bunting Banner|
With the leftover paper, I made a smaller bunting banner to put in our breakfast nook.
-Decorative Table Signs-
I used my favorite Ikea Tolsby Frames for my decorative signs. I absolutely love these frames! I made two signs. One saying "Home Sweet Home" and the other one is a "Home is Where the Heart is" sign. I designed both signs using Microsoft Publisher.
I just love fresh flower arrangements. I think it gives any party that extra special touch. I found an awesome place to score cheap fresh flowers...Krogers. Krogers usually discounts almost past shelf life grocery items, and I guess they do the same for their floral department. I scored a dozen roses for $3.50 and a bouquet of sunflowers for $5! I mean super steal! I used my glass vases that I purchased at the Dollar Tree. My sisters helped me arrange the flowers. We came up with a good idea of tying the sunflowers together with tulle. We were able to make two short arrangements and two larger arrangements. I think they turned out fabulous. We placed the floral arrangements on the kitchen bar close to the family room and on the breakfast nook table.
-House Cake Topper-
We decided to have a Tres Leche sheet cake for our "housewarming" cake. I wanted to jazz up the cake a bit, because sometimes sheet cakes can be a bit boring. I found this cute wood cut-out of a house at Hobby Lobby. It was only 29 cents!
I used some craft paint and stickers I had lying around to decorate the wooden house cut-out.
I painted the roof portion in purple, and the rest I painted in green. I used painters tape to get a straight line. Here's the final product...
|Us with our yummy cake!|
-Paint Chip Paper Garland-
I have seen several ideas for using paint chips as decorations. Here are some good ideas from Brit + Co. I grabbed a whole bunch at our local Home Depot. It's free so it's not stealing right? I wanted the garland to match the bunting banner, so I chose green, blue, and orange paint chips. The best thing about this DIY party decor is that it is entirely free (if you already have ribbon, a paper punch, and a hole puncher)!
I used my awesome craft punch and punched six scalloped circles out of each paint chip.
I then used my hole puncher and punched two holes in each circle. Make the holes near the edge of the circle.
Thread a thin ribbon through the paper circles. I made three separate garlands. Each garland being a different color. So, I had one orange, one blue, and one green garland. Here's the final product.
It doesn't have to cost a fortune to decorate for a party. Just use your imagination, find those bargains, and reuse what you have! I hope your next party is a fab one!