8 DIY Party Decorations When You’re Short on Time

Running behind on your party planning and need some quick decorations? I know the feeling – I’ve been there myself plenty of times! That’s why I handpicked 8 DIY projects that you can create easily and cheaply whenever you think you don’t have time to make those gorgeous garlands you’ve seen on Pinterest, or you have an hour before the party starts and you feel like something is missing. Don’t worry, I got you! Scroll down and get inspired.

1. Accordion Tissue Bursts

I remember I used to make these when I was little but they were nowhere as gorgeous as these. In her post, Victoria suggests lining them up on a string as a garland and gives a couple of different unique ways of folding them. Make sure to try them all, they are so simple yet so stunning.

Source: A Subtle Revelry

2. Pom Pom Party Hat DIY

Nothing says party like pom poms! These look like so much fun to wear and make. Grab some paint and brushes and draw some dots, hearts, stars, lines – basically anything you can think of. You can make these pom poms out of tissue paper or buy them at the dollar store if you’re really short on time.

Source: Tell Love And Party

3. Floral Ice Cubes

Chic, elegant and so easy to make – these are a must-have when you’re short on time. It’s a perfect DIY to get creative too. Try out different shaped ice molds, play around with various flower types, and maybe add edible glitter. These are so simple to make and gorgeous enough to wow your guests!

Source: Martha Stewart

4. DIY Floral Balloon Garland

Doesn’t this look amazing? If you’re on a budget, you can grab some cheap fake flowers or find free printables online and print out a gorgeous bouquet. Simply stick them onto the balloon with some double sided tape. You could even grab some florals from your garden if you’re green thumbed. No one will know, I promise!

Source: Style Me Pretty

5. DIY Tin Can Centerpiece

Do you have some old tins at home? Instead of throwing them out, get crafty and turn them into chic vases. Get your favorite spray paint color (I have to admit, this copper won my heart over) and get spraying! You’ll end up with beautiful centerpieces for your next party, plus you’ll be doing something good for the environment by recycling.

Source: Shelterness

6. Halloween Party Inspiration for Kids

Now this is something I’d actually want up in my house throughout the whole year. I mean, it just looks B-E-A-utiful, don’t you think? Don’t worry about the “Halloween” part in the title – you can make these for any occasion. The tulle gives them a very elegant look. Plus, you don’t have to stick with black tulle, you can choose a different color to match your party color palette.

Source: Poppy Talk

7. Glitter Wine Glasses

If you’re as much of a glitter fan as I am, you’re going to love this project. Any kind of glasses will do for this – star shaped, heart shaped, plain old glitter, or all of them in a sparkly mix – however you feel in the moment. I can guarantee you’ll have a lot of fun with this one!

Source: Creative Green Living

8. LED Curtain

This one is just stunning. It gives a chic, romantic vibe and the best part about it is it’s very inexpensive to make:

  • Sheer fabric – Check!
  • Fairy Lights – Check!
  • Duct tape – Check!

Aaand you’re done. You have your very own fancy photo backdrop!

Source: Pinterest

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