Monday, May 18, 2009

Party Decor - Use Free Stuff

What can you make with a couple of old boxes, some tree limbs, tape, and a can of spray paint? Yard Signs for your next party. They look impressive and cost almost nothing. Why go pay for a sign when in an hour or two you could have a unique piece ready for a party. Wouldn't this look cute for a Birthday party for you child with their name. How about a big number with how old they are to take pictures beside of every year?
My daughter is going to have a field trip/picnic day at school. I got my scissors out and started cutting some free boxes I found laying around at work that were destined for the dumpster. You can usually obtain free boxes at grocery stores as well. Aldi's and Save a lot love for you to take them off their hands. I then went on a nature hunt to pick up sturdy sticks. Taped them on the back and stuck them in the ground to spray paint. Midway is the name of my daughters school. I think this will look very cute for an end of year class picture as well.

Here are some other things you can modify for fun party decor, favors, etc.

paint chip samples - Use them as bag toppers for your favors, thread them together to use them as a garland, make place cards for food with them.

drink carriers at fast food restaurants - cover the carriers in paper and put paper cups in them filled with candy. Wrap in cellophane and tie with a big bow.

laminate samples - use these as tags for gifts

travel pamplets - great to use for a travel theme party as decor, favors, etc.

plastic cutlery - glue to a card for a fun barbecue or picnic invite, glue together to makea fork stand to hold food place cards


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