Sunday, February 21, 2016

American Crafts | Party Pieces

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Create a stunning backdrop out of paper plates.  This backdrop works great
for weddings and birthday parties.

Supplies: DIY Shop 3 (370861) Acetate Gold Foil Triangles, DIY Shop 3
(370878) Cards W/ Envelopes, Cardstock (AM71-766) Black, Sticky Thumb (ST340261) Adhesive Runner and Refill Permanent Solid, Valentines (373478) Gold Glitter/Love Washi 

Backdrop How To:
Gather about 50 paper plates, spray paint the back side of each plate with gold spray paint. Set aside to dry.  Use tape to adhere plates to your wall or background surface.  Adhere plates in a staggered overlapping pattern.  Repeat this step until you have covered your desired background area.  

Vintage Banner How To: 
Tear out pages from an old book.  Take a stack of about 4-5 pages at a time and trim into an oblong triangle shape, repeat until you have trimmed all of your pages.  Adhere glitter washi tape to the top of each banner piece.  Run the banner through the sewing
machine to stitch all pieces together.  Use scissors to trim slits into each of the banner pieces.  Each piece should look like fringe when you are finished.  Hang banner across your backdrop.

Frame How To:  Use your die cut machine to cut out a very saying to be displayed, cut title out of black cardstock and set aside.  Trim a piece of gold triangle acetate paper to the size of your desired frame.  Use adhesive to add title to acetate paper.  Set inside frame and display.


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this has inspired you to create your own party pieces!


  1. This party decoration is very pretty and looking affordable too. With your tips one can easily arrange a stunning birthday party within a budget. I would love to host my son’s party at one of popular Chicago venues. Hopefully, will get something in budget.