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20 Fantastic DIY Party Decorations

By: Liz Abderholden, Editor of

Spaghetti Jar LuminariesWho doesn't love a party? It's a time to celebrate, catchup, and just having a good time getting together with friends and family. You may have taken care of the food and beverages, but don't forget that a party isn't complete without some DIY party decorations. Just a simple garland or some cool lanterns can take your party from boring to fabulous. We've gathered 14 easy and fun crafts that you can make for your upcoming party.

Why spend money on streamers and banners when you can make them at home? Let's face it - yours will probably look just as good if not better than the store bought decorations. A garland or mobile can add a little something to your home. Lanterns are also cool party ideas. They can provide you with a little lighting, and are perfect inside or outdoors.

Whether you're planning a birthday party, baby shower, Fourth of July celebration, or block party, these DIY party decorations are the perfect way to get your house party ready. Simply tailor them to your type of celebration and or color scheme and you'll be ready to go!


20 Fantastic DIY Party Decorations Table of Contents:

Homemade Party Decorations to Hang

DIY Lighting

Other DIY Party Decorations

20 Fantastic Party Decorations


Homemade Party Decorations to Hang

Hanging a garland or mobile is the easiest way to get ready for the festivities. All you have to do is hang them across a door frame, the ceiling, or a wall and you're done. They add a bit of fun to the room and are an easy clean up too. Instead of spending money on cheaply-made ones in the store, make some yourself. Try some paint chip crafts like the Funky Paint Chip Garland. It uses the free paint chips you get from the store to create a truly awesome and budget friendly garland.

Pom Pom Garland


DIY Lighting

Let these DIY lanterns and lights brighten up your party. Your paper crafts will create gorgeous decorations you can use inside or outside. String them along your patio or hang them across a door frame. They're the perfect way to bring a little bit of light and fun energy to a room.

Paper Star Luminaries


Other DIY Party Decorations

If you've already hung your garlands and lights, but it seems like something's still missing, don't fret. These DIY craft projects are the perfect way to put those final touches on your party. From coasters to fun table toppers, these are great ways to make sure that your house is party ready. Try some of these do-it-yourself crafts before your next get together.

Cute as a Button Party Decor

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