Category Archives: Parties

Gift Wrap with Origami Letters

DIY Gift Wrap with Origami Letters Here’s another crafty idea using origami letters, gift wrap toppers.  They add a nice decorative element to packages and double as name tags.  I used different shades of blue origami paper to achieve an ombre effect.  Try mixing different colors/prints of paper and letters to create your own unique look.

For this project I used 3in by 3in origami paper to make the letters.  The instructions for the origami letters can be found here (scroll down after the jump).

DIY Gift Wrap with Origami Letters 2

If you liked this project, you might also like this Origami Mother’s Day Card.

Folded Bunny Napkins with Washi Tape

Origami Bunny Napkin for EasterWith just a little well placed washi tape, you can transform just about anything.  In this case I decided to freshen up and add a pop of color to the traditional bunny folded napkin.  The other benefit of adding the washi tape is that it makes the bunny shape more apparent.  I found some really good illustrated directions for the bunny napkin, here (scroll down for directions after the jump).

If you’re wondering, the tape doesn’t get in the way of using the napkin.  When you unfold the napkin, the tape will end up on the sides of the napkin.  After use, remove the tape before washing.

*Entertaining tip – If you can, start folding these bunnies now and have them all ready to go the night before.  Set your table the night before Easter so you will have one less thing to do.  This will give you more time to focus on the food and you guests.



Pretty in Pink Bow Garland

DIY Crepe Paper Bow GarlandSome days I think I missed my calling and should have been a party planner.  I love the decorations, creating a theme, and most importantly the food. But then I think, no, I like making all kinds of things and sharing them here.  Plus, who needs a party to make decorations anyways?  Perhaps I’ll just have a very festive dining room for the next few weeks. If you want to deck out your dining room as well or make this garland for an actual party, directions below.

DIY Crepe Paper Bow Garland 2Supplies:

Crepe paper – I purchased mine at Target for a few dollars



Washi tape in a coordinating color

DIY Crepe Paper Bow Garland 31.  Cut a piece of crepe paper nine inches in length.

2.  Bend into a loop and tape together.  Flip loop over with tape facing down.  Make sure the tape is centered.

3.  Pinch both layers of the crepe paper to make a  bow shape.

4.  Wrap a piece of washi tape around the scrunched center.  Make sure the tape edges do not show on the front of the bow.  Make as many bows as desired.

DIY Crepe Paper Bow Garland 45.  Measure and cut the length you want your garland.

6.  Starting at the left side, pinch the crepe paper just like you did in step 3. Match up the center of the bow with the pinched area of crepe paper.  With a another piece of washi tape, wrap it around both the bow and crepe paper to secure.

7.  Continue to do this until your entire bunting is covered with bows.  I spaced my bows out 6 1/2 inches apart.

*Craft Tip – Keep your supplies in a bag/basket for easy access to your project.  It makes clean up a lot easier, you don’t have to search for your supplies and it makes your project portable.  I like to work on projects like this when watching TV or at the park with the kids.

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