Our friend, Jessica, went the extra mile when it came to creativity! Our designs are sent to you ready to cut and assemble… but if you are looking for that little extra “oomph” to make your DIY party printable package grab even more attention, check out what she did!
She layered the printed invitation on a textured paper backing that complimented the colors in the invite. Instead of using the thank you card artwork as a folded card, she cut out one side, layered it on a colored card stock and added the cutest 3D dinosaur sticker shown. Jessica still had plenty of room on the back to send out her “thank yous”. Such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing, Jessica!
Outdoor Summer Party DIY Jumbo Chalk
We cannot believe summer is wrapping up and we are heading into back-to-school season again–this calls for a back-to-school party (really, we will find any excuse for a party). What better thing to make for a back-to-school party than JUMBO chalk! Oh My has a great tutorial on this (with pictures) so be sure to check it out in greater detail!
Before you get started make sure you grab these materials:
• Toilet paper or paper towel tubes
• Duct tape
• Wax paper
• Small mixing bucket
• ¾ cup of warm water
• 1 ½ cups Plaster of Paris
• 2-3 tablespoons of tempera paint
Then, as shown in Oh My, you simply mix the ingredients above, contain them in the towel tubes, let harden, peel back the tubes and use! Super fun! These would make a great end of summer/back-to-school party favor or party game for the kiddos!
DIY Beach Umbrella Wreath
Check out this fun, bright and lively summer DIY Beach Umbrella Wreath featured by Family Chic. It’s the perfect little summer welcome piece to dress up your door and set the mood for guests entering that outdoor party, summer party or beach shower and tropical party. Made with a grapevine wreath and cocktail parasols, this wreath is a simple DIY, completed in minutes. Best part is, this summer wreath can be dressed up with any accessories you want (foam initial letter in the middle, tropical flowers…etc) and the guest of honor can take this summer wreath home as a party gift! Pairs perfectly with our customized baby beach shower invitation and theme, surfer girl party and theme, and our tropical party invitation and theme.
DIY Baby Shower Flower Rattle
You need to check out how cute this adorable twist on a baby rattle is. They cleverly made a baby rattle out of green mums! Just the perfect little decorative flair for that baby shower you are throwing! So modern, fresh and simple to make! Learn more here: DIY Baby Shower Flower Rattle!
Outdoor Party Olympic Games
Summer is here and it’s time to boot those kids outdoor for some Vitamin D, plus, it’s nice to have an excuse to throw a party with good food, drinks and adult time while the kids mingle…and now you have an excuse to do so! With the Olympics about to air soon (Reminder: July 27, 2012 London!), what better way to kick off that grand event by making your own Olympic opening ceremony–perfect for that family, friend or neighborhood gathering with the kids?!
Entertaining the kiddos is simple with these DIY outdoor Olympic Game ideas, all created from pool noodles (Hello, they are only $1 at the Dollar Store, can’t beat this!). With a little bit of tape and imagination you can create hours of fun with a Pool Noodle Obstacle Course, Pool Noodle Target Practice or a Pool Noodle Ring Toss–perfect for that outdoor party and gathering! Learn more at Parents.com.
DIY Party Hat
No birthday party is complete without the classic party hats–so it’s time to grab your scissors, scrapbook paper, hot glue and embellishments (streamers, ribbon, buttons, tulle…etc) for a quick DIY Party Hat tutorial featured from Your Homebased Mom. As you read that tutorial you’ll find this is as easy as cutting a template, rolling up the paper to create the hat formation, and then the fun part–adding the embellishments. So cute and the perfect little addition for that birthday party, especially for the little ones!
We have had an overwhelming amount of questions about which products we use to cut our own projects, especially the circles! In an effort to help ease your assembly for any of our party printables, below are the “cutting edge” products that we use often:
All of these products can be found at Target, Walmart or most major craft stores such as Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or AC Moore. Do you have a particular product that you swear by? We would love to hear your suggestions as well! Let us know what other cutting edge products we might be missing!