Monday, March 7, 2011

Inexpensive Party Decor Using Tissue Paper

Today I want to share with you some different ways to use tissue paper when decorating for a party.
When I started decorating for this Barbie Birthday Party, I noticed that the pink and zebra stripes were not exactly coordinating with my home decor:o)
I started taking everything down and realized that I needed to replace the artwork with something. That's when I came up with this idea.
Just cover up the existing art.
All you need is:
Good Tissue Paper(thick)
Sticky Dots, or other removable adhesive
Craft Knife
And any other accessorization
 Start off by putting your adhesive along the entire edge of the glass. Lay your tissue paper down and smooth it out along the edges. Use your craft knife to remove the excess paper.
 And it should look a little something like this.
Quick side note, you can iron out MOST of the wrinkles in the tissue paper with an iron set on low, and no this BEFORE sticking it to the glass:o)
 Lastly, add any embellishments that your little heart desires:o)
The silhouette was created using my Cricut {love} and the Forever Young cartridge.

When the party is over, all you have to do is remove the paper.
How easy was that?
Another way to decorate with tissue paper is to make pom poms. Martha gives a great tutorial on how to make these.
And lastly, the "ceiling medallion"
This only requires 2 pieces of tissue paper. You use the same fan fold as the pom poms, but fold them separately. Fan them out and tape the ends together. Then tape it to the ceiling. Add ribbon to the bottom to give it a more finished look.
Can it get any easier or cheaper?
Let me know how you decorate with tissue paper. I would love to know!!