Create a wall grouping with fall flair by framing fall leaves, autumn-colored paper and sentiments that celebrate the season. You can also add a temporary touch of fall to any flat-fronted frame by hot gluing acorn tops to its surface.
The homeowners wanted their daughters' room to be bright and funky, just like them, so designers created a space that is youthful and fun, but that still blends with the design of the home as a whole. Though the room is a shared space, designers made certain that each girl has her own place to display her favorite things. Shelving around each of the girls' beds makes that possible, while brightly colored paper lanterns and a flower rug add color to the space.
Give kids surprises each day as they count down to Christmas with this handmade Advent calendar. You'll need: cardboard gift wrap or toilet paper tubes; utility knife; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; pencil; colored craft paper; rub-on letters and numbers or vinyl letter and number stickers; small toys, candy, etc.
Coco Loco wallpaper from Flavor Paper brings vibrant color and movement to this bar and sitting area. The wild paper is balanced out by subtle, clean-lined pieces like the Eames armchairs and the contemporary chandeliers.
Ensure crafting essentials like glue sticks, scissors, glitter, craft paper, colored card stock, pens and pencils, wrapping paper, fabric scraps, assorted envelopes, stamps and stamp pads, washi tape, clear tape, beads and confetti are available for guests to use.
If you're throwing a formal buffet, cloth napkins are most likely the perfect fit; however, if you're looking for a more casual, low-maintenance buffet, it's best to use upscale paper napkins and cups. Many paper goods retailers offer a wide variety of punchy colors and graphic patterns that can help give your buffet a cohesive color scheme.
A great way to create an impactful look for less? Says Willis, “Paper goods are a perfect way to add color!” Along with the contrasting wrapping paper “tablecloth,” we love how the polka-dotted paper napkin is both decorative and functional in this design, playfully adding to and tying in the place setting.
For your DIY wedding centerpiece, gather the following materials: spray paint matching your table colors, ceramic candleholders, small oval photo frames, printable table numbers, vintage saucers, gold crepe paper, scissors, hot glue, foamy double-sided tape and paper rosebud embellishments.
The same rule of three (main colors, that is) that applies to selecting an indoor color scheme also works when planning an outdoor party. Choose three main colors to create a theme then carry those colors throughout with accessories like napkins, plates, place cards, paper pom-poms, pennants or balloons.
“The black glasses were my grandmother's and the inspiration to go with more non-traditional colors,” says Corey Willis of Hey There, Home. The clever design uses houndstooth wrapping paper in place of a table cloth, keeping cost—and laundry!—to a minimum. “The black-and-white paper made for the perfect backdrop for the pops of color I added by simply filling vases with inexpensive ball ornaments in fun colors.”
Fill jelly jars or juice glasses with crayons so kids can color the brown paper tablecloth as well as fun Thanksgiving paper crafts, like these turkey finger puppets. Children can also be encouraged to write a list of things they are thankful for.