I honestly could not remember what I was doing during our art classes way back when I was still in school. First, I am not creative – at all. Second, I couldn’t even make a straight line, even with a ruler. Third, it’s just not my thing.
Everything turned 180 degrees when I had kids. I’m really hands-on when it comes to their parties. In fact, I DIY most of the decorations. Tassel banners? I’ve done that. Letter standees? Easy-peasy.
The planning and conceptualization really takes most of my time. Obviously, each birthday has a theme. We see to it, though, that most of our decors may be reused.
One of my favorite DIYs is the paper wisteria. It’s not hard to make, even grade-schoolers can do it themselves. It can really blend in different party themes and may actually be used as a house decoration. My daughter’s teacher even had them put up in her classroom.
This is one of the most basic – but really useful – crafts.
- Colored paper
- Small beads/pearls
- 22 gauge wire
- Glue gun
- Scissors/cutting machine
- Rolling tool and mat
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Itching to make these gorgeous wisteria out of paper? You can get step-by-step instructions here…