Sweet Wedding Buffet
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.
Candy Bar Wraps
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.
Picture Perfect Photo Frame
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.