Hosting a Baby Shower Part 4: Easy DIY Party Decorations

I had such cute decorations at my recent baby shower. The DIY decor really applies to any type of party. So, I thought I’d show you what my family created! These ideas are really simple and inexpensive to make.

1. Burlap Wreath

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This burlap wreath hung on the door, but faced the interior of the home as a decoration in the party room. The starfish and ribbon were secured to the wreath to make a simple but cute design. You could also add phrases such as “Welcome Baby Boy (or Girl)” and use the wreath as a home marker for guests to easily identify the party place from the street. For really easy directions check out this tutorial which is helpful. 

2. Rope-Wrapped Vases

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The vases started as plain glass, but with a little rope and hot glue, they make the perfect centerpieces for a beach themed party. I love hydrangeas, which are a summer time flower. The blue flowers complimented the rest of the color scheme really well. If you want to make these yourself, this tutorial is simple to follow. For a few dollars, some of your plain vases can be easily upgraded!

3. Tissue Paper Pom Poms

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Tissue paper pom poms are another inexpensive decoration that you could make yourself. You can also make many of them in a short period of time (say like at the last minute!). These pom poms hung from the table chandelier above the food buffet. Crepe paper streamers were also tied to the light fixture and the ends of the table. This blog provides instructions that are easy to follow. 

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4. Paper Pennant Flag Banner

diy party decorations banner The pennant banner was cut from 3 different coordinating card stock papers. The letters were printed on a light paper, glued to a darker background, and then glued to the flag. The flags were cut from patterned papers. The same type of paper was cut into strips and glued to the front of the clothes pins. Using the pins, the flags were hung from twine, which was strung the length of the fireplace. I think the banner turned out well!

A few other decorations we used were the driftwood sailboats that I created and previously blogged about :). My mom also filled up empty vases with color coordinating potpourri and placed them on the candy bar favor table. I think the decorations were amazing and added a creative spin on the party. Creating things from hand and DIY projects make times like these so much more special!

I had a wonderful time at my shower and am happy to be able to share all the details with you. I know if I am ever involved in hosting a shower again, all these posts will come in handy for me too! Hopefully you enjoyed reading about this fun time during my pregnancy.

familypicatshower-3  Me with my mother and grandmothers

 

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Do you have any special decorations that you make at your parties?? I’d love to hear about them!

– Christina

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