Use old book pages, flash cards, scrapbook paper or even sheet music to make these sweet pinwheels that can bring a festive or playful touch to parties and holidays. Make an entire bouquet of them and display in flowerpots, baskets, buckets or pitchers.
Bridal shower place cards can also make for unique party favors. Instead of folding paper card stock, opt for colorful journals or notebooks. Write each guest's name down on decorative paper, and attach it to the front of the journal with double-sided tape. Slightly open the book, and place it on its side in front of the place setting.
Reuse a Christmas card holder (and spray paint it gold or black) to hang ornaments or non-holiday party decor, depending on when you’re entertaining. Fast and cheap black and gold accessories include tassel garland, which is inexpensive to buy or which you can make out of tissue paper.
Cut a small slice off one side of a wine cork to create a flat surface, then cut a 1/4-inch-deep slit in the opposite side. Voila! You have a simple-yet-elegant place card holder for your next dinner party. You can even make these in bulk for a wedding — they’re that easy.