3-D Party Banner DIY Tutorial

Make it your goal to celebrate your accomplishments – even the “small” wins. Celebrate your work promotion AND finally perfecting a recipe. Celebrations do not have to be extravagant undertakings. Simply do whatever brings you joy! That may mean watching your favorite TV show with a glass of wine, getting a mani-pedi, or crafting a dazzling piece of home décor. Life is more fulfilling when it’s celebrated. 

Today’s DIY offers a literal way to celebrate as I show you how to create a 3-D Party Banner. This project combines the results of my letter banner and confetti tutorials. Keep reading for instructions!

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How To Make Confetti

I learned how to make cascarones (confetti eggs) in my middle school Spanish class. My teacher, Ms. Brown, asked each student to bring six hollow eggs. We dyed the shells bright colors and drew decorative designs on them. We then filled the shells with confetti and glitter before sealing them with tissue paper.  

I had no idea why we were making cascarones. Ms. Brown only told us they were for our upcoming Cinco de Mayo party. On that day, Ms. Brown led us outside. To my surprise she began cracking the confetti eggs on our heads one by one! I was heated…at first. I had just got my 4c natural hair styled into mini twists (iykyk). As my classmates ran around, throwing, and cracking cascarones on each other, I had no choice but to join in on the excitement. I went home with a head full of confetti and glitter. Weeks later I was still attempting to comb all of it out of my hair. 

I am always reminded of this memory when I work with confetti. It is such a versatile medium! Confetti is used to create everything from cascarones and gender reveal poppers to greeting cards and unique table spreads. Although confetti is normally purchased in-store, you can do-it-yourself. In today’s tutorial, I show you how to make confetti in three simple steps!

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DIY Graduation Party Decorations

reese's pieces graduation caps

Graduation season is in full effect! Students are earning everything from kindergarten and high school diplomas to bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Obtaining a degree is no easy feat, so congratulations to those moving on up!

A graduation is a cause for celebration, right? And, a celebration is not complete without bomb party décor. Here are some graduation party décor ideas to celebrate the grad in your life! Continue reading “DIY Graduation Party Decorations”

DIY Glitter and Confetti Baubles

DIY Bauble Ornaments

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… bauble ornaments!

When I was growing up, the Christmas trees in my house had everything on them except bauble ornaments. The baubles of that age were made with glass and my parents feared that my siblings and I would break them and accidentally cut ourselves.

Thankfully, baubles are now made with plastic. What’s even better is that they are inexpensive and convenient for crafting. I had to create my own DIY project for them! Continue reading “DIY Glitter and Confetti Baubles”