Two-Layer Crepe Paper Streamers: $2
I absolutely adore this idea from Heidi at My Paper Crane. She sewed two strands of crepe paper streamers together and they gathered into ruffly wonder-streamers. I think this would be knock-out at any kind of party from Cinco de Mayo to birthdays to showers of any sort. I love how Heidi used multiple colors of streamers – so pretty and colorful! Get the lowdown on her technique for making these streamers at My Paper Crane.
Napkin Dress: $2
Learn how to make these adorable napkins that look like little dresses – great idea for baby or wedding showers. Get the tutorial at How Does She?
Dessert Tray: $2
Here’s an idea a lot of my readers love and have done really well: a dessert stand. You can make a permanent stand, like Tara in the ATL did with
E6000 glue, or you can use a hot glue gun to make temporary stands for parties (but you can remove the glue later to return the dishes back to their original state–great for your grandma’s antique dishes). Check out Tara’s project here.
Cupcake Tree: $10 or less (depending on what you have on hand)
Sarah at I Blame Mom made this big cupcake tree with cake decorating cardboards, cake risers, wrapping paper and ribbon, but you could do it with stuff from your recycling bin and the dollar store. Get her tutorial here.
Paper Doily Tablecloth: $2 and up
I love this quick idea: tape a bunch of paper doilies together to make a pretty tablecloth. The dollar store always has a lot of doilies on hand in the wedding section or the kitchen section (and sometimes the seasonal sections, depending on the time of year). Info found over at Apartment Therapy.
Rolled Paper Flowers: $1 and up
Aren’t these paper flowers charming? They’d be so pretty as table decorations at a party. Hmm, wouldn’t ribbon versions be so pretty as a brooch? Get the info at Talk Crafty To Me.
Mexican Paper Flowers: $1 and up
And for another kind of paper flower, check out these Mexican-style paper flowers by Charcoal Designs.