Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day Craft & Party Ideas

It never fails – Valentine’s Day rolls around and I have planned nothing.  If you are in the same predicament, don’t stress!  Today I am sharing some quick and easy party ideas that you can make yourself or even have fun creating with the kids, especially if they are having a classroom Valentine’s Day party or a small party with friends at home.

Before I get to the Valentine’s Day projects – if you are not crafty or just don’t have the time to make anything yourself, be sure to stop by my shops (click on any of the links below) –

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

READY SET CRAFT KITS

 I have all the favors you need for Valentine’s Day and to help you with decorating an upcoming party.  Here is a sneak peek of the new Valentine’s Decor I am offering in my shops –

This year I have added more hanging fans and balloons to the shops too!

Everything you need for a stunning Valentine’s Day celebration from bags, tags, hearts, boxes, stickers, cupcake toppers, banners and more!

Pinwheels are also perfect for any celebration.

Now for some easy diy projects that you can make yourself at home.

Heart Kisses – So easy to make with some punched or die cut hearts and glued wood picks to the back.  Easy peasy!

Mini heart Valentine’s cards – I’ll actually have a full detailed tutorial next week on how to make these little cards.  Come back next week for the full project how to!

Hanging heart streamer – so simple to create with strips of cardstock paper glued together, folded at the base and rolled ends (use a pencil to roll and shape these) and then glue your two rolled pieces together to make the heart shape.  You can add your string as you make each heart but I find it easier to just use a threaded embroidery needle to thread all the hearts together after you have made them.

More hanging hearts and even easier to make by punching or cutting 6 hearts, folded in half and glue each half side together- don’t forget to add your looped string in the middle before gluing your last heart together.

Flying high with you. . . Valentine Smartie favors made with lifesavers, stick gum, and Smartie rolls into sweet treat airplanes!  How fun to make with the kids too – some glue and rubber bands are all you need.

Owl Pillow Boxes- so easy to decorate.  You can even recycle and use shaped paper towel rolls for these too.

Give a special gift inside a beautifully decorated box for your Valentine.

A Unicorn Valentine card box would be so fun at a classroom party and will hold all those exchanged Valentine cards.  Just use any box and cover with white wrapping paper or layers of tissue paper and add some eyes, ears and of course a unicorn horn at the top!  Remember to cut a slit or hole at the top for slipping all those cards inside!

Many more ideas for simply ways to incorporate Smarties into your Valentine favors or projects too.  Thanks for stopping by the blog!

 

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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you believe it is almost 2018? Where has this year gone! Well, no time to fret over all those projects you didn’t get done.  Instead, time to flip the switch on the coming new year and start planning. Why not get in the diy project making motivation with these 10 Easy New Year’s Eve party decorating ideas.

 

 

Let’s get started and ring in the new year in style!

10 Easy New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

  1. Bubbly Balloon Backdrop – Such an easy idea, just tape up gold and silver balloons as a backdrop!

 

New Years Party Balloon Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Sparkle Garland –  use leftover wrapping paper or glitter card stock and a large circle paper punch.

 

 

DIY New Years Garland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Tinsel Garland – hang these up anywhere, on the wall as a curtain backdrop for your party table or as a photo background.  They look especially wonderful hanging from balloons too.  Wrap around giant New Year’s 2018 numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Tinsel Party Hats – Make some easy diy party hats, so easy to make with cut out cones rolled and you can even use your leftover Christmas garland!

 

 


New Years Glitter Party Hat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Glitter Champagne Glasses- Easy to do with painted Mod Podge glue and gold glitter.  These glittery glasses are super easy to make, all you need is a jar of Mod Podge (for glass), some some gold glitter and flute glasses.  Paint your bases of your glasses with Mod Podge and sprinkle loose glitter on for shimmering bubbles.

 

 

DIY Glitter New Years Champagne glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Bubbly Bar Banner– yep, right from my shop, Wedding & Bridal Designs– perfect for your New Year’s Eve champagne bar, but also wonderful at a bridal shower or bachelorette party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Decorated Thumbtack Candles- So fast and inexpensive too, just buy a box of gold thumbtacks and some small pillar candles and have fun making these for your New Years table!

 

 

New Years Thumbtack Candle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Gold Tinsel Cake Toppers- The easy way to turn a simple cake into a fun New Years Eve dessert! Tinsel piping is all you need so bend and shape them. Oh, and perfect at Valentine’s Day too!

 

 

Pipe Cleaner Cake Topper New Years Eve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Glitter Champagne Bottles- Why not!?  These will match your glitter painted glasses too!  Simply spray with adhesive and sprinkle any color of glitter on your bottles for bling at your party!

 

 

Glitter Champagne Bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Ball Drop Cupcake Toppers- transform Styrofoam balls into sparkly toppers.

 

 

New Years Ball Drop Cupcake Topper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these 10 Easy New Years Decorating Ideas for your New Years Eve Party or DIY home decorating!

Be sure to stop by The Party Fetti Shop – we have plenty of NEW YEAR’S EVE PRINTABLES that you can easily DIY some last minute quick decorations for your NYE soiree!

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Thanks for stopping by the PARTY FETTI website.  I’ll be back in next week and throughout 2018 with many amazing party ideas and inspiration!

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5 Fabulous Fall Vignettes for Fall Home Decorating

FALL HOME DECORATING

Can you feel fall in the air yet? I have been getting excited about the change of season that is slowly starting in our part of the country. Fall is the most beautiful season and fall home decorating is my favorite. I love the cooler temperatures, the gorgeous colors, and all of the amazing home decor.  Before getting to the five fall vignettes, I wanted to tell you what I have been up to lately.

 I have been busy getting all my shops and my home ready for autumn the past two weeks and plan to open up my own home for you, here on the blog, for a fall home tour soon!

 Stop by all my shops below to see what’s new in fall home decor, Halloween party favors, spooky decorations and more-

Once Upon A Home Designs

The Party Fetti Shop

Ready Set Craft Kits

Pinwheel Pretties

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

5 Fabulous Fall Vignettes

Today, I wanted to give you some tips on creating fall vignettes in your own home! First, what the heck is a “vignette”? In decorating, a vignette is a small grouping of objects that creates a pleasing focal point.  Basically, its an arrangement of home decor ornaments, florals, and seasonal decorations on your side tables, coffee table, fireplace mantel, dining room buffet and table, kitchen island and anywhere else in the home that you have a surface space to decorate.    Here are five fabulous fall vignettes to inspire you to decorate your home for the season-

First, let’s start small with a coffee table vignette.  How easy is this- a tray or a farmhouse style wooden box filled with fall artificial florals and a faux pumpkin and electric candles create a stunning focal point in the living room and does not take up too much space.  This setup is perfect on your dining room table at Thanksgiving too.  I have a much skinnier and longer farmhouse style wooden box that I transition every season on my dining room table.

Next, go big if you have a large fireplace in your home.  I have a huge fireplace and it seems like it always feels empty, no matter how much I add to the mantle, – so don’t be afraid to add height and layer this area in your home.  I generally stick to the rule of three or five items grouped together but a large oversized fireplace and mantel can be the exception.  The repetition here of the metal wall architectural hanging and the wreaths works perfectly and does not feel overly busy.

Don’t forget to add some fall decor to the kitchen, as with this small side buffet. If you need some free fall art for your home, be sure to visit my previous post for – 25 free fall printables  to add some seasonal art to your home.

I love the added bicycle in the vignette above, for a little unexpected ornamentation. Mums are wonderful for the home, but keep in mind while they add a pop of color and nature inside the home, they won’t do as well indoors, versus potted outside on your porch.  I recommend, purchasing a few lower priced mums that you can add to decorative containers, just before a family gathering or party to add around the home and move them outside after your event is over.  This way you will extend their life and did you know you can actually plant them in your garden at the end of fall and they will come back next year!

Next, are two very different fall decorated entry side tables –

This is fall elegance at its best. The neutral colors of this fall vignette are just as wonderful as traditional bright fall shades. The added simple grapevine wreath over the mirror draws the eye up too for added height.

Finally, this side table near the entry, may be simple but it makes a dramatic statement.  You can do this on any table in your home.  The created table runner is just burlap fabric, tied at each end with some fun fall ribbon.  This vignette only features three decorative pieces on it too but it works as a total eye-catcher with the even height at each end and lower pumpkin centerpiece under glass.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Be sure to subscribe to my blog to receive all my up-coming seasonal decorating tips in your email inbox as we move into the holidays, I can’t wait to share more inspiration for your home!

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