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25 Clever Ideas for DIY Party Decor

Plan a party to remember on a budget with these 25 clever ideas for DIY party decor. Use popsicle sticks to make a splatter paint table runner. Bring out the washi tape to decorate utensils, make napkin rings, and to make plastic cups look like the ones below. Add a burst of color with the easiest DIY garlands you can make an hour before the party.

No need to fret over supplies when you can use the 25 Clever Ideas for DIY Party Decor…

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  • Fork Placeholder 2 of 26
    01

    Cut shapes out of paper and slip them into forks to set as placeholders.
    Find out more at Trouw Plaza.

  • Water Balloon Ice 3 of 26
    02

    Fill your ice bucket with water balloon ice cubes to add some color.
    Find out more at Boxwood Clippings.

  • Tissue Garland 4 of 26
    03

    Sew a cute garland with tissue paper flowers.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Flower Pots for Forks 5 of 26
    04

    Set forks and knives in cute flower pots instead of having them just laying out.
    Find out more at HGTV.

  • Popsicle Stick Table Runner 6 of 26
    05

    Have a blast painting a popsicle stick table runner for the birthday table.
    Find out more at At Home in Love.

  • Giant Sign 7 of 26
    06

    Use a projector to help you make a giant sign to hang over the treat table.
    Find out more at Crafts Unleashed.

  • Cupcake Liner Garland 8 of 26
    07

    Turn your leftover cupcake liners into a colorful garland.
    Find out more at Cookie Mondays.

  • Washi Tape Cups 9 of 26
    08

    Wrap a band of washi tape around inexpensive plastic cups to make them more stylish.
    Find out more at Craft and Creativity.

  • Balloon Doorway 10 of 26
    09

    Decorate the doorway by hanging balloons at the end of streamers.
    Find out more at Getting Some Fun Out of Life.

  • Candlestick Cake Plate 11 of 26
    10

    Make a cake stand using an old plate and a candlestick.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Chalkboard Signs 12 of 26
    11

    Put chalkboard vinyl inside embroidery hoops to make signs to write on.
    Find out more at Hostess with the Mostess.

  • Decorate Cutlery 13 of 26
    12

    Use paint to give wooden cutlery a little spunk
    Find out more at Project Wedding.

  • Tissue Paper Number Sign 14 of 26
    13

    Grab your leftover tissue paper to make the cutest number sign to set out on the table.
    Spotted at Pretty Prudent.

  • Animal Toy Candles 15 of 26
    14

    Make their birthday candles look even better by spray painting a few animal toys to turn into candleholders.
    Find out more at The Sweetest Occasion.

  • Flour Hearts 16 of 26
    15

    Make shapes on the ground using flour, powder food coloring, and a stencil.
    Find out more at A Practical Wedding.

  • Ruffle Streamers 17 of 26
    16

    Sew down the middle of streamers to make it ruffle.
    Spotted at MADE.

  • Balloon Confetti 18 of 26
    17

    Fill balloons with confetti before you blow them up to give them this cute look.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Cupcake Liner Flower Lights 19 of 26
    18

    Turn cupcake liners into pretty flowers to decorate the inside of the house with.
    Find out more at Oh Happy Day.

  • Polka-Dot Tablecloth 20 of 26
    19

    No matter what occasion it is, you can decorate with a polka-dot tablecloth you made.
    Find out more at Oh Happy Day.

  • Popsicle Pinata 21 of 26
    20

    Use an empty box and crepe paper to make your own popsicle piñata.
    Find out more at Oh Happy Day.

  • Coffee Filter Flowers 22 of 26
    21

    Use a bag of coffee filters to make your own flower decor.
    Find out more at UCreate Crafts.

  • Cake Bunting 23 of 26
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    Print out this vintage bunting pattern and string across twine or thread on the cake.
    Find out more at A Pair of Pears.

  • Painted Seating 24 of 26
    23

    Decorate your seating area by painting your chairs with fun spray paint colors.
    Find out more at Kelly's Monlight.

  • Fabric Tassel Garland 25 of 26
    24

    Cut and tie scrap fabrics to make this sweet tassel garland.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Washi Tape Straws and Napkins 26 of 26
    25

    Wrap straws and napkins in washi tape to give them a little charm last minute.
    Find out more at Kara's Party Ideas.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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