Adapt the color scheme to fit your own wedding celebration, or change the centerpiece to fit a birthday or anniversary. A candy buffet will have everyone at the party feeling sweet.
Fabric lollipops are a cinch to create. This no-sew treat is achieved by coiling and hot-gluing rolled strips of jersey fabric to chipboard backings and adding wooden dowels as lollipop sticks. Spell a sweet message with chipboard letters and tie on ribbon bows. Stick the lollipops into a foam base topped with crimped paper strips and placed in a box decorated with a doily, and a colorful banner.
These stylish flags not only serve as attractive decor but also can double as place cards or drink tags. Use double-sided tape to secure the strips of patterned paper printed with guests' names.
Doilies and paper wraps provide color-coordinated continuity to your party. A simple "V" shape cut into each end of the sentiment strip adds easy, subtle elegance and matches the straw wraps.
A trimmed doily gives a decorative border to a printed jar label. To speed the assembly process, use adhesive-label paper.
Rolls of mints can be purchased in bulk, dressed up in lightweight patterned paper, and secured with adhesive. Use a digital die-cutting tool to mass-produce the "Mint to Be" tags, and tie them on with twine. Adhere a pretty flower embellishment.
Purchased glassine bags can be easily dressed up by adding a decorative top edge to each one with a border punch. A paper doily and circle-punched sentiment lend simple elegance.
Inexpensive and addictively simple, these tissue paper pom-poms bring a big, colorful impact to your party decor. Simply stack tissue paper and accordion-fold evenly into 2" or 3" pleats. Cut both ends of the pleated paper into a pointed shape. Fold over a length of wire at the center of the tissue paper and twist it to create a loop. Fan out each half of the paper, gently pulling each sheet to fill out the rounded shape. Add fishing line to the wire loop to hang.
Paint a decorative frame to coordinate with your color scheme. Add an appropriate sentiment using dimensional chipboard letters. To keep the colors from overpowering each other, opt for a classic black-and-white photo.