Are you the kind of DIY enthusiast who loves adding a crafty element to just about anything you do and you find that it makes you a really stellar party host? Then we’d be willing to bet that you adore making party decorations just as much as we do! Around this time of year, we actually find ourselves trying to find as many different fantastic and crafty party decor ideas as we can because we do a lot of hosting family and friends in the spring and summer.
1. Painted wood birthday banner
If you’re going to make yourself some custom party decorations, would you rather make yourself something that you can reuse very easily and that will last through several parties? Well, if you’ve ever been a big fan of painting all different kinds of materials, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Tell Love and Party made these fantastic painted wood birthday banner that you can make any colour you please.
2. DIY balloon arch
Are you actually the kind of all-out crafter who always feels intent on making the most eye catching and impressive pieces for your parties? Well, if you’ve ever been a big fan of balloons, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way The House That Lars Built made themselves this fantastic balloon arch that looks like something you’d find at a professionally decorated event even though you they show you how to make it yourself.
3. Mini honeycomb ice cream garland
Have you ever seen those fantastic extending honeycomb pieces that are made from tissue paper and open out in different shapes? Well, if you can get your hands on the smaller spherical ones, then you have almost everything you need to make these adorable ice cream garlands made from miniature honeycombs and paper twisted into cones. Get the full details for making some of your own on Oh Happy Day.
4. Summery paper fan garland
If you’re the kind of crafter who loves to keep track of what kinds of styles and pieces are trending right now, then we’d be willing to bet that you love those bright, summery paper fans that can be found all over right now just as much as we do! That’s why we were so pleased to come across this fantastic tutorial for making not only the individual fans but also a garland of many of them. Get the full instructions for making it oh Craftaholics Anonymous.
5. Spiralling paper streamers
Are you feeling pretty intent on making your very own party decorations but you’re also working on a budget and in a little bit of a hurry? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with something like these fantastic DIY paper streamers outlined step by step on Oh Happy Day! Their tutorial shows you how to cut them very specifically so that they spiral perfectly wherever you hang them.
6. Painted pineapples party decor
If you’re going to throw a party this summer, would you prefer to make it the most tropical fiesta you possibly can? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate the way Everyday Pursuits turned actual pineapples into artistic decor in a way that won’t even stop you from eating them later! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how they painted their pineapple fronds in bright colours.
7. DIY coffee filter party numbers
Jumbo numbers are by no means a new concept in the world of party decor, but they’re such a classic and they’re so much fun to make that they’ll never get old for us! That’s why we were so pleased to come across this simple tutorial from Avanti Morocha that shows you how to make an awesome ruffled version using regular old coffee filters and a dip dying effect.
8. Fringed tissue paper garland
By now, you can probably tell that we’re huge fans of garlands of all different kinds, so we’re sure it’ll come as no surprise that we thought these fun tissue paper garlands were such a great idea! Tomfo guides you step by step through the process of making your own. The colour combinations are basically endless!
9. DIY donut balloons
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about DIY party decor pieces made with balloons but you’re just not sure you have what it takes to make an entire, intense looking arch like we showed you before? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with something like these adorable DIY donut balloons that are featured in detail on Studio DIY.
10. DIY floral balloons
Maybe you’re hoping to create something that’s a little more classy looking and suitable to the season so you’ve been holding out for floral concepts? Then we’re pleased to inform you that your patience has finally paid off! Check out how Green Wedding Shoes added some pretty detail to their balloons by trailing silk flowers and greenery up the string of each one.
11. DIY cotton candy balloons
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about DIY summer party decor that looks like your favourite sugary snacks but you’re just not sure that the ice cream garlands we showed you earlier were quite as eye catching as you were hoping for? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Aww Sam used balloons as a base for making these stunning cotton candy decor pieces to float above the crowd.
12. Anthropologie inspired scroll garland
Just in case you’re the kind of decor enthusiast that loves finding crafty ways to recreate things you’ve seen in stores but you’re just not sure you want to pay brand name prices for something you could probably make yourself, here’s one for the Anthropologie lovers out there! Check out how Bird’s Party made these lovely scroll garlands that hang vertically.
13. Tulle pom poms to hang
Just in case you’re looking for a project that has a slightly more whimsical look to it, here’s a project that we know out fabric enthusiasts will really appreciate. Check out how The Melrose Family made these lovely hanging pom poms from bunched tulle in just a few simple steps! We appreciate that their tutorial shows you how to make them in different sizes.
14. Pretty paper flowers for backdrops
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about different ways to make DIY party decor pieces from paper but you just haven’t quite seen the idea that appeals most to you yet? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Ash and Crafts made these jumbo paper flowers that are great for sticking to walls or making a creative photo backdrop from.
15. Giant lollipop decor
Perhaps you’ve actually been scrolling through our list wondering whether you might come across some DIY decor pieces that will work for the outdoor parties you want to throw this spring and summer? Well, if you like candy, we’re pretty sure you’ll get along very well indeed with how Glorious Treats made these super cheerful looking giant lollipops that look great stood in the lawn all along a walkway. Talk about a fun entrance to a party!
Have you made other kinds of fantastic DIY party decor pieces before that you really loved but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you’ve created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!