Bringing us to the point of this post: I thought I would share some easy (yet somewhat time consuming) DIY birthday decorations that I made for my husband's birthday back in April, which you can read about here.
I first made some festive birthday pinwheels like ones I had spotted on pinterest, and strung them up across our dining nook.
1. To make the pinwheels I used a mini stapler and sheets of 5 x 7 paper I got from Michaels to scrapbook. This was a better use.
2. I folded 2 sheets of the same pattern accordian style.
3. Then, I put one on top of the other with the fronts facing the same way and stapled in the middle.
I hung mine with closepins on yarn because I ran out of time to thread them together. It worked out for me!
I also made a super easy Happy Birthday penant banner (as seen above) from some free printables found here. Just pick your patterns, fill in the letter, print, cut, and presto! Birthday Banner.
I just downloaded a neat font from DaFont, printed, cut out with a Martha Stewart Circle cutter and pasted onto some scalloped card stock that I affixed to the tub with ribbon. Easy, cheap project.. especially when everything comes from your craft closet.
Hope you get some party crafting inspiration!