FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS PRINTABLE

DIY FELT SNOWFLAKE COASTERS TUTORIAL

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These festive trendy felt coasters make a fun and simple easy project.   Grab your cup of coffee and gather your supplies! The supply list and instructions to make these stylish felt Christmas coasters are below.  So easy and fast to make!

But first here is a set of FREE printable Christmas gift tags – CLICK HERE to download them.

Free Christmas Gift Tags

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SNOWFLAKE COASTERS SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • FREE Snowflake Printable & Traceable Templates-CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
  • 2 mm Thick Felt (in various bright colors)
  • Sewing Pins
  • Scissors or Exacto Knife
  • Fabri-Tac Glue
  • Chalk

HOW TO DIRECTIONS:

1.) Gather your supplies above. To make the snowflake coasters, print out the downloadable snowflake designs above and cut them out.  For the bottom circles, use a drinking glass or any circular object around the home that is either the same size as your snowflakes or just slightly bigger to trace around on your neutral or contrasting colors of felt.  These will be your coaster bases.

2.) Place printed snowflake designs on your selected colors of felt and trace.  I like to use a piece of sharpened chalk for tracing on any fabric because it is very forgiving and you can simply rub off any remaining traced lines.  After tracing all your snowflakes, cut out each design around the edges.

3.) To cut your interior holes or designs of the snowflakes, fold the felt snowflakes in half and cut each hole or design with either a pair of extremely small and sharp scissors or if you are good with an exacto knife, this may the better tool for getting those smaller lines. Open, refold the other sides together and cut according to pattern until all your interior design pattern holes are cut.

4.) Use the Fabri-Tac Glue (or any quick-setting fabric glue) to adhere the snowflakes to the top of each cut out round felt piece. Use sewing pins to hold them in place.  Let them set up and dry for about an hour and then  . . . Voila!  You’re done!

Grab your cup of coffee or tea and test these out on any table in the home.  These add a festive cheerful holiday touch to your home this season!

There is still time to order via USPS PRIORITY from any of my shops to get anything last minute before the holiday!  Stop by and browse Christmas decor to add to your home or a gift for someone special.  Visit my shops by clicking the links below-

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THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

READY SET CRAFT KITS

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

Hope you have a great week!  Come back soon- I’ll be sharing some of my handmade Christmas decorations later in the week.

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DIY PARTY DECORATIONS – FLOWER BALLOONS

FLOWER BALLOONS DIY PROJECT
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These daisy flower balloons are so easy to make.  They would look stunning at a little girl’s birthday party or at a baby shower! Great as a retail window display too!  Make them in different colors too! No helium needed! Read on for the easy DIY –

You’ll need either 7″ or 12″ balloons in your colors of choice.  I suggest buying at least two different colors, so you have a contrasting color for your center balloon.  The larger balloons will create a puffier style of flower, rather than the daisy flowers shown here, which are made with the smaller 7″ balloons.

These are fairly easy to assemble.   Let’s get started with the step-by-step directions:

Step 1: Cut two circle templates from chipboard or a cardboard box will work too.  Cut one circle at approximately 6″ across and the other circle at 4″ across.  I find that using a bowl or tupperware container and flipping it over on your cardboard or chipboard and tracing around the edge makes it so easy to make a perfect circle!

Step 2: Blow up five balloons (for the flower petals), make sure they fit through the 6″ hole circle template. This helps to make sure all your balloons are the same size and your balloon flower petals will look consistent.  Easy trick! Next, blow up your center balloons (for creating the flower center), making sure they fit through the smaller 4″ circle template.  A balloon hand pump inflator is great for blowing up balloons and can make it go much faster.

Step 3: Tie two or your inflated balloons together. Create two sets of these double balloons as pictured above.

Step 4: Tie a third inflated balloon together, on just one set of your double balloons.

Step 5: Tie two of the contrasting colors of balloons together, for your centers. Keep in mind, you want your flower centers to show on either side of the full balloon flowers, so you will want two center balloons in a contrasting color.

Step 6: Wrap the double balloon petals around the set of three balloons at the center. Spread out the balloons so they lay flat. Now you can see they have formed a flower petals and a complete flower shape.

Step 7: Wrap the contrasting colors of double balloons, for the flower centers, around the five balloon petals once, so there’s one on each side.  Use clear fishing line to hang the flowers or ribbon or baker’s twine works great too.   These look great hanging behind a party table or anywhere at the party!

For more great balloon styling ideas and inspiration, be sure to visit our Pinterest boards and for more balloon ideas, click on the link below –

BALLOON STYLING & PARTY DECORATING TIPS 

Feel free to stop by any of our shops if you need PARTY DECORATIONS or PINWHEELS to coordinate to your daisy flower balloons!

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DIY Chalkboard Sign & Tray

DIY CHALKBOARD SIGN & TRAY TUTORIAL

I love this idea for a party sign.  Use it at a party standing upright with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment and then erase and use around the house all year long!

Here is the step by step tutorial on how to DIY this chalkboard sign and tray-

What You’ll Need:

  • Wood Tray
  • Chalkboard Markers
  • Black Chalkboard Paint
  • Acrylic Paint (any color)
  • Ribbon (any color)

Step 1:

Paint the outside edge and inside edge of the tray with the paint.

I used Aqua!

Let the paint dry completely.

Step 2:

Paint the inside of the tray with black chalkboard paint.

Let it dry completely.

Step 3:

If using as a sign for a party, just add your birthday phrase and stand it upright at your party table.

After the party,  use as a tray and add a postive inspirational quote.

The phrase can be changed on a regular basis. Just erase with a warm damp cloth and write something new and add some doodles too! Short quotes or even a new phrase for every holiday is perfect for the sign or tray!

Here is an easy way to put add professional looking text onto your chalkboard!

Step 4:

Print out the desired text at home on printer paper.

Step 5:

Use the side of the chalk and fill the back of the paper, so it becomes chalk carbon paper.

Step 6:

Place the paper on the tray and trace the letters with a piece of chalk.  Or you can even trace over the letters with a pencil, since you are only making an imprint of the letters. This will give you  more precise lines.

Tape or hold the paper in place so it doesn’t move while writing.

The imprint is a bit messy but it’s easy enough to trace over with the chalk marker.

Step 7:

Next, trace over the chalk imprinted lettering with your chalk marker and let it dry completely.

Chalk markers are so much fun!  Keep in mind, they are wet paint and can take a while to dry.

Step 8:

Let the chalk marker dry for about 30 minutes. Then wipe the dry chalk off the background with a dry cloth and hang in the house with a ribbon or anywhere at your party.

Thanks for stopping by Party Fetti today!

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