Plan a party to remember on a budget with these 20 clever ideas for DIY decorations. 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 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 these 20 clever ideas for DIY party decor…
1. FORK PLACEHOLDER
Cut shapes out of paper and slip them into forks to set as placeholders.
2.WATER BALLOON ICE
Fill your ice bucket with water balloon ice cubes to add some color. Find out more at Boxwood Clippings.
3. TISSUE GARLAND
Sew a cute garland with tissue paper flowers. Find out more at Pretty Prudent.
4. FLOWER POTS FOR FORKS
Set forks and knives in cute flower pots instead of having them just laying out. Find out more at HGTV.
5. POPSICLE STICK TABLE RUNNER
Have a blast painting a popsicle stick table runner for the birthday table. Find out more at At Home in Love.
6. GIANT SIGN
Use a projector to help you make a giant sign to hang over the treat table. Find out more at Crafts Unleashed.
7. CUPCAKE LINER GARLAND
Turn your leftover cupcake liners into a colorful garland. Find out more at Cookie Mondays.
8. WASHI TAPE CUPS
Wrap a band of washi tape around inexpensive plastic cups to make them more stylish. Find out more at Craft and Creativity.
9. BALLOON DOORWAY
Decorate the doorway by hanging balloons at the end of streamers. Find out more at Getting Some Fun Out of Life.
10. CANDLESTICK CAKE PLATE
Make a cake stand using an old plate and a candlestick. Find out more at Pretty Prudent.
11. CHALKBOARD SIGNS
Put chalkboard vinyl inside embroidery hoops to make signs to write on. Find out more at Hostess with the Mostess.
12. DECORATE CUTLERY
Use paint to give wooden cutlery a little spunk. Find at more at Armelle Blog.
13. TISSUE PAPER NUMBER SIGN
Grab your leftover tissue paper to make the cutest number sign to set out on the table. Spotted at Pretty Prudent.
14. ANIMAL TOY CANDLES
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.
15. FLOUR HEARTS
Make shapes on the ground using flour, powder food coloring, and a stencil. Find out more at A Practical Wedding.
16. RUFFLED STREAMERS
Sew down the middle of streamers to make it ruffle. Spotted at MADE Everyday.
17. BALLOON CONFETTI
Fill balloons with confetti before you blow them up to give them this cute look. Find out more at Pretty Prudent.
18. PAINTED SEATING
Decorate your seating area by painting your chairs with fun spray paint colors. Find out more at The Moon and Me.
19. FABRIC TASSEL GARLAND
Cut and tie scrap fabrics to make this sweet tassel garland. Find out more at Pretty Prudent.
20. WASHI TAPE STRAWS AND NAPKINS
Wrap straws and napkins in washi tape to give them a little charm last minute. Find out more at Kara’s Party Ideas.