6 Easy DIY Paper Party Decorations

DIY Multicolored Tissue Garland

We’re only a couple of days into the New Year, and we’ve already hit that point: stir-crazy. It probably doesn’t help that the entire country has been in the grip of a “polar vortex,” causing temps to plummet! So, finding things to do inside is becoming a high priority at our household.

Plus, we have a birthday party to prepare for this weekend. As a blogger I always feel a little guilty when I admit we’re having the party somewhere other than our home. But our home is in such a state of chaos, you wouldn’t want to come over here!

Maybe we could make a garland to drape around the lovely kids art studio that’s hosting our little shindig. That seems doable, right? Even if you don’t have a party coming up, these crafts—including the garland—are a perfect quick fix on these cold days.

DIY Tissue Paper Bowls

DIY Tissue Paper Bowls
visit Design Mom for the tutorial

Look at this, you can kill two birds with one stone: organization and crafting all at once. I love adding pretty bowls to dressers and tables to hold all the flotsam and jetsam we accumulate.

DIY Tissue Paper Cards

DIY Tissue Paper Cards
visit Mad Mim for the tutorial

Anyone still have the elusive goal of writing thank you cards post-holiday season? Here’s a quick way to make them and get that resolution taken care of.

DIY Tissue Paper Lantern

DIY Tissue Paper Lantern
visit A Bubbly Life for the tutorial (pictured project via martha stewart)

Upgrade a room in a snap—especially if you buy the precut tissue paper circles. That’s my kind of DIY these days: fast and furious!

DIY Geometric Lanterns

DIY Geometric Lanterns
visit Oh Happy Day for the tutorial

Now here’s an awesome update on all of those tissue paper flowers and lanterns out there—what a great modern shape! It reminds me of a classy mid-century modern home.

DIY Tissue Paper Accordion Bursts

DIY Tissue Paper Accordion Bursts
visit A Subtle Revelry for the tutorial

I just love the layers in these easy fan decorations—a series of them across a wall would be a fun burst of color in any kids’ room, or for a party too.

Pictured at the top of this post: DIY Multicolored Tissue Garland; visit Pizzazzerie for the tutorial.

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