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Easter Banner DIY Project & Organization Ideas

Easter DIY Bunny Garland & Craft Room Organization

Are you ready for spring? Me too! After Christmas, I start to get the winter blues.  If you are a crafter, now is the best time to get all your spring projects done and get organized.   If you need some ideas for getting your craft room in tip top shape for making all those amazing projects, now is the best time to get organization projects done. Hop on over to my Pinterest board and click here- Let’s Get Organized

Today, is a double post too, as I am also sharing this easy and quick DIY Easter bunny banner project that you can get done before the temperatures warm up and we all get busy doing outside activities and projects.

Let’s get to it-

EASTER BUNNY BANNER – EASY DIY PROJECT

SUPPLIES:

  • Spring themed scrapbooking paper or Solid Cardstock (One 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet per bunny or you can scale them down to cut two bunnies from 12″ x 12″ pages)
  • Silhouette Cutting Machine is needed for this project (or you can use the image below, scaled up and printed, and cut out as a tracing template)
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  • Ribbon – Ric Rac or Satin Ribbon
  • Pom Poms (these can be handmade or purchased)
  • Hot Glue or Tacky Craft Glue

STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO:

1.) Cut your bunnies, either with a Cricut or Silhouette (Design number is for the Silhouette) cutting machine or use the image below to drop in Microsoft Publisher, scale it up and simple print it and cut it and use it as a trace template.  If using your Silhouette, you can remove the white circle, since you will be adding your own soft yarn pom poms on top of the cut bunnies.

2.) Add your yarn pom poms to the center of each bunny with either hot glue or tacky craft glue.  Allow each pom tail to dry before you assemble your banner.  If you don’t want to make your own pom poms out of yarn, most large retail chains or craft retail stores do sell fuzzy poms that would look great as well.

3.) You may punch holes, if you have a hole punch, across the top ears and thread your ric rac or satin ribbon in and out of the holes- or simply lay out all your rabbits horizontally over your ribbon and glue each of the back of the ears on top of the Ribbon.  Super easy! All done. Now you are ready to hang up your Easter bunny banner!

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Visit any of my Etsy shops by clicking on the links below and add some more Easter decor to your spring celebration this year.  I am adding new items daily!

 THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

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Mermaid Party DIY Project

DIY Project For A Mermaid Party

Today I am sharing an easy way to brighten up your Mermaid party and add some inexpensive colorful seashells!  While you could go with regular seashells straight out of the ocean- why not give your shells a color make over?  This project is super easy too!

Before we get to the how to tutorial on how to dye your seashells, feel free to stop by any of my Etsy Shops for all your mermaid decorations.

Browse my shops by clicking on the links below for all your party decor –

The Party Fetti Shop

Ready Set Craft Kits

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs

Pinwheel Pretties

How to Color Seashells
If you live near a beach or are vacationing at the beach this summer, fill up a bucket of shells and bring them home.  These would look great in a bucket at your mermaid party- or make something with them- add them to craft projects, wreaths, or a table centerpiece.  If you have no plans to go to the beach this year, no worries, you can purchase shells from most arts and crafts stores too.

Here’s What You’ll Need:
White Vinegar
White or Light-Colored Seashells
Food Coloring
Small Bowls
Spoon
Paper Towels
Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

1. Gather your shells and supplies.


2. Fill small bowls with a 5-6 drops of food coloring, one color per bowl.
Add about ⅓ cup of vinegar to each bowl.
Use a spoon to stir the vinegar and food coloring until combined.
Submerge your shells in your desired color and allow them to soak in the mixture for 1-3 hours.  This process is much like dying Easter eggs!


If you want lighter colors, shorten the soak time. If you want darker, more saturated color, leave the shells in longer.

3. Remove them from the dye and allow them to air dry on a paper towels, no blotting or rubbing is necessary.


Once completely air-dried, arrange your shells  anywhere at your mermaid party!

They look great in a clear glass vase, a bowl, glued to a wreath or party sign, or anywhere at the celebration!

You may notice that The Party Fetti Blog is not updated as often over the summer as I’ll be busy making many party decorations for summer birthdays, weddings, and other celebrations for my five Etsy shops.

This is my busiest time of year and so new blog posts and party inspiration only happens about once a month or so or when I have time in between my full-time graphic design work schedule and my weekly custom orders in my Etsy shops.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and today I have some stunning gift ideas that you can easily make yourself with paper flowers.  A few weeks ago, I shared some inspiring large scale flower backdrops and if you love these giant paper flowers, you can see that post – HERE

To make smaller paper flowers, you can use paper punches or metal dies to cut them in a cutting machine, such as a Sizzix Big Shot or a Cricut Cuttlebug.

However, if you don’t have a cutting machine and all the metal dies, paper and equipment – you can absolutely short cut some paper flower gifts by visiting my craft shop and order already cut flowers that you can easily assemble and add them to anything.

Stop by my shop for a variety of paper flowers here – READY SET CRAFT KITS

Below are several creative gift ideas you can make with paper flowers for your mother for Mother’s Day.

A beautiful handmade Mother’s Day card with 3-D flowers added on the front.

A paper flower wreath to hang on a door or wall inside the home.

A flower decorated birdhouse.

A flower monogram letter.

Instead of paper flowers, how about paper succulents as a table centerpiece.

A simple flower notebook and pin – perfect for a grocery list pad or a to do list notebook.

Framed wall art featuring handmade paper flowers will make your mother smile every day.

A flower bouquet that will never wilt would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift too!

Stop by all my shops for all your event decorating needs-

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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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Curio Makeover Into Craft Storage

Curio Makeover Into A Craft Storage Cabinet

Today I am so excited to share this quick makeover project I worked on last weekend. I picked up this mini curio with a door and drawers at a local thrift store for under $5.00 and transformed it into a fresh and bright craft storage desk organizer.  I also love the idea of using this as a space saver for a smaller party or get-together for displaying your party decorations and tableware.  Check it out-

Let’s get started. You really only need two items for this project – a thrift found wood cabinet and spray paint.  I love the [easyazon_link identifier=”B002BWOS3K” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover[/easyazon_link] (its paint and primer in one can) and I’m partial to high gloss as it really makes your bright colors pop.  Plus this paint bonds to plastic and metal as well.   It is my absolute favorite brand of spray paint for all my projects for my home shop- ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS, and any diy projects for my own home . . . and no, I am not being paid by Rust-Oleum for this blog post – I just love their product!

Let’s get started with the tutorial for the makeover.  First, I removed all the small hardware and screws.

  I love this little wood curio because it has a black metal scroll decorative design on the front door, so I want to keep that as original and add it back on the cabinet, unpainted, once I finish the makeover.  I left the door on because I want to go ahead and paint over the metal hinges the same color, since they were originally painted in the outdated same hunter green color.  Generally, this is not recommended.  I found some nice [easyazon_link identifier=”B00V2JIQFE” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]small black decorative hinges[/easyazon_link], that I may order and replace, to match the black scroll front.

Next, I washed everything in my kitchen sink, since it was a thrift store find – I wanted to get all the dirt and dust off of it and sanitize it.  I let it dry for about an hour before painting.

Finally, I moved everything into my garage and used a big assembled cardboard box to spray paint the mini curio. Remember to open your garage doors for good ventilation.

I’m not the world’s best spray painter and normally I recruit my husband to help me out with this part of any makeover project but this paint is so wonderful, it’s hard to apply, without it looking perfect.  I sprayed the top of everything first, applying light coats about 6 to 8 inches from the top of the surface working in quick, short horizontal rows of painting.

Then, I flipped everything over and painted each side. I applied several light coats (don’t worry about getting perfect coverage on your first pass of spray painting, since a few light coats are recommended) on each side and let it dry about 20 to 30 minutes, after each coat, before applying a new coat of paint.  Several light coats helps to prevent getting too much paint in globs in any one area and to prevent dripping.

I also didn’t worry about getting complete, perfect coverage on the bottom of the drawers and inside the drawer insert areas, since they would never been seen once the drawers are inserted.  After I painted each side a few times, I allowed it dry over-night in my garage. There were quite a few imperfections in the wood on this little cabinet, so keep in mind lighter brighter colors will show those imperfections more than a darker paint color.  Still I think this contemporary makeover of the mini cabinet is fresh and way more fun in this bright key lime green.

Now, I have a bright and colorful addition to my work studio!

Oh, you know I have enough craft supplies to fill it up!  I love it too because it is small and does not take up too much space on my work desk but it also has deep drawers.

A small curio cabinet like this one would be great anywhere in the home, I could see it in the kitchen for keeping your favorite spices near the oven, in the garage for storing bolts and nails, or even on display on your party table for housing all your serving utensils and sweets at your next celebration.

Feel free to stop by my Etsy shop, THE PARTY FETTI SHOP for all your party decorations.  Everything shown in my photo above is available in my shop from party hats, straws, candy cups, and custom made to order pinwheels available in my other shop – PINWHEEL PRETTIES.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are inspired to makeover a small decorative piece for your home or next party!