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.
Make Rudolph and his sleigh full of goodies the star of the table with this fun centerpiece decor. Simply print and cut the Rudolph printable graphic and sleigh templates, and hot glue them to a circular piece of white cardstock to make them stand up. Embellish with ribbon and cover base with fake snow or shredded coconut for a touch of seasonal sparkle.
Instead of purchasing a roll of wrapping paper at the store, bring your kids around the table to make custom hand stamped paper with potatoes and paint. What a great way to get this children involved in the holiday season.
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.
Instead of purchasing a roll of wrapping paper at the store, bring your kids around the table to make custom hand stamped paper with potatoes and paint. This old school craft project is still a great way to get kids involved in the season of giving.
Create a miniature paper tree village in the dining room or entryway. These are easy to make using card stock, wooden dowels and glue. Once complete, simply place inside glass cloches for a more permanent display.
For this arrangement you'll need crepe paper in green, white and gray (I used crepe paper streamers), green floral stem wire, green floral tape, paper bind wire, plastic gold coins, moss and a block of dry floral foam. Follow the easy step-by-step instructions on the previous slide to make your own paper flowers. Place dry floral foam in a vase and arrange paper florals into a full, asymetrical bouquet, trailing vines above and below for a whimsical look. Add St. Patrick's Day flair by hot-gluing plastic gold coins to floral stem wire and distributing throughout the arrangement. Finish the bouquet with natural moss and curly willow branches.
Something as simple as paper can become a tabletop showstopper. Make cones from poster board and cover with coordinating gift wrap. For added interest, place a few of the cones on cupcake stands, pedestals, or candlesticks.
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.
Forget those red plastic cups this time around and instead pack some pattern and punchy color into your outdoor party. Grab paper cups in two to three different coordinating colors as well as a mix of solids and patterns. This will add a touch of sophistication to the space and keep the party's color palette consistent.
Give kids a designated surface to draw on with a roll of craft paper spread across the surface of the table. In addition to being able to express themselves creatively, this also gives parents a chance to suggest seating by writing each child's name onto the paper with markers, chalk or crayons.