Sweet Sixteen Birthday Crafts
Parisian Birthday Party
Pink, white, and black accents, as well as elegant Parisian embellishments, are the key to a sweet birthday party for your teenage girl.
Birthday Girl Scepter
Make the birthday girl feel special with a scepter. A rosette layered with punches of patterned paper sits atop a wooden dowel painted and wrapped in ribbon.
A photo booth allows guests to take home a memory of the festivities. Set up a camera on a tripod aimed at a simple backdrop, such as a blank wall adorned with a wall decal. Props let guests get goofy.
Decorate a premade mask. Pull out all the stops with gems, lace, ribbon, and swirled chenille stems.
Eiffel Tower Scepter
Invoke an air of Paris with a miniature Eiffel Tower. Perched on a wooden dowel, the patterned-paper shape can be used as a prop or a decoration.
Fan-folded tissue paper, doilies, and paper become pretty scepter toppers when chipboard shapes are adhered to the front. Stick them in a vase for quick decorations.
Customize the birthday treats with pink polka-dot cupcake wrappers made using an die-cutting tool. Clear gems add bling to the labels.
Crown each sweet with a cupcake topper resembling a French chapeau. Layer stickers and tissue on a circle punched from patterned paper, and glue them to a candy stick.
Cake Stand Banner
A scalloped paper border with layers of punched circles and embellishments lends a bit of Parisian flair to the cake stand.
Photo Album Guest Book
Cover a simple notebook with elegant paper and a sophisticated banner for a keepsake album. Glue pictures of the party inside and have each guest write the birthday girl a special note.
Party guests can make their own favors by crafting jewelry. Put all the jewelry-making supplies in pretty glass bowls and guide guests through the process.
To make jewelry, embellish small scraps of paper and use adhesive to attach them to the backs of acrylic tiles. Add a ball-chain necklace for wearing and pretty ribbon for a flourish.