Throwing a party? Before you run out to buy new decorations, give some thought to what you already have at home. There are so many opportunities to upcycle materials you already own into fun, handmade decorations. Keep scrolling for a little eco-friendly inspiration!
Hand-Painted Plastic Flatware
There’s just something about bright colors that can make a meal a little more special (especially at a party!) And chances are, you already have a couple boxes of flatware stored somewhere in your home. We love the idea of adding a little paint to the handles for a pop of color, like these beauties made by Delineate Your Dwelling.
Photography: Delineate Your Dwelling
Hand-painted touches can make a bunch of regular balloons feel special. The best part? You don’t have to be an artist to replicate these ones by Studio DIY.
Photography: Studio DIY
One of the easiest ways to brighten up a party? Tassels! If you have a skein of yarn and a little bit of time, this tassel bunting technique couldn’t be simpler to pull off. Just follow these easy step-by-step instructions by Bloesem Kids.
We love this clothespin transformation by MyPrintly. These glitter-dusted clothespins are perfect for putting together a photo display or hanging festive garland.
Confetti Cake Toppers
Who doesn’t love a festive cake topper? (Especially one you can make at home!) All you need is parchment paper, confetti shreds, a hot glue gun, and toothpicks. We love the idea of making confetti shreds from recycled paper. Aunt Peaches has step-by-step instructions here.
Photography: Aunt Peaches
DIY Wine Bottle Candle Holders
Candles have a way of bringing a special magic and coziness to a party. Rather than buy new holders, consider upcycling any leftover wine bottles with pretty metallic paint (like these ones captured by Sonya Khegay Photography).