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8 DIY Celebration Ideas from IKEA

Summer is just around the corner and with that comes ideas of entertaining outdoors.  From a graduation gathering, engagement parties, a fourth of July party, we’ve hit up IKEA for a few budget-friendly celebration ideas, big or small.

  • Painted Lanterns 1 of 7
    Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 10.47.33 PM

    Add pops of colour by dyeing paper lampshades and fabric.

    Regolit pendant lamp shade $4/each. To be completed with HEMMA cord set $5.99.

    Available at ikea.com.

  • Tower of Tableware 2 of 7
    Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 10.47.39 PM

    Make a tower of tableware to delight guests with something special.

    ikea 365+ ivrig white wine glass $2.99/each
    ikea 365+ coffee cup and saucer $2.99 Feldspar porcelain.
    FÄRGR IK series Stoneware. White. Side plate $2/each, Bowl $2/each, Deep plate $3.50 (no online link avail).
    FRODIG plate $3/each Glass.

    Available at ikea.com.

  • Personalised Name Plates 3 of 7
    Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 10.47.44 PM

    Turn forks into holders for personalised name plates.

    löja 20-piece cutlery set $39.99 includes: Fork, knife, spoon, teaspoon and dessert/salad fork, 4 of each. Stainless steel.

    Available at ikea.com.

  • Embroider a Chair 4 of 7
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    Add a touch of whimsy to the happy couple's or guest of honor's chairs with embroidery.

  • Mix Origami and Real Flowers 5 of 7
    Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 10.47.55 PM

    Mix and match real flowers with origami flowers as centrepieces.

    snärtig vase $0.99/each Glass.

    måla paper, $5.99

    Available at ikea.com.

  • A Simple Banner 6 of 7
    Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 10.48.01 PM

    Make a creative sign using construction paper letters on a lace background.

  • Ribbon 7 of 7
    Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 10.47.20 PM

    Symbolise a new union by tying together two champagne glasses.

    hederlig champagne glass $2.99/each

    Available at ikea.com.

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