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Nine Darling DIY Paper Decorations
I am not the world’s best party thrower, but I like to have some fun decorations to make it feel really festive. And my three criteria for decorations are 1) easy, 2) inexpensive, and 3) high-impact.
Here are nine of my favorite paper decorations that can, for a few bucks, transform your living room or dining room into the setting for a beautiful and exciting party.
These pretty mobiles are perfect for filling up the space above a table and any breeze will make them twirl. Get the instructions at Project Wedding
I love how elegant these look in metallic colors, and I think they’d look darling in bright colors too. Find the easy directions on Martha Stewart Living
Cut, cut, cut, and then sew all your little triangles together with a straight seam on your sewing machine. Pretty by themselves and REALLY striking with lots of them together. See how to make these at Armella
Tissue Paper Streamers
These couldn’t be easier to make and the big blocks of color really pull in your color scheme with pizazz. Get full instructions at Martha Stewart Living
These are a hugely popular and easy party decoration, and for good reason. I’ve used them several times and I love that I can make a dozen in thirty minutes and transform my tiny dining area into something lovely. Details on how to make your own on Sew Sweet Stitches
These are so simple and striking! I love the idea of doing all one color or a couple of colors bunched together. Easy directions on Paper Source
I made these stars for my daughter’s second birthday and they looked amazing. The dramatic shadows they cast on the wall are a nice little bonus. Step-by-step instructions at Everyday Reading
Paper chains have never looked so good! You can’t get easier than this and the final look is stunning. Directions on Mint Love Social Club
Zig Zag Streamers
These add so much texture and color to any backdrop. I love the rainbow effect here. Find the instructions on Oh Happy Day