Decorating on a Budget
July 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
We think one of the best part when having a party is the decoration aspect of it. Although stressful, nothing kicks in the excitement of having a party when you begin decorating your event space. Unless you have a specific theme for your party, decorating can be really overwhelming. Not to mention, it gets really expensive too. So how do you decorate and still keep a nice balance in your bank account? Here are our tips right from our creative brains (we like to think so :D) –
1) Flower Petals
We are big proponents for flower petals – simplicity at its best. Throw it on the table, floors or in a jar as centerpieces, and the room will be completely transformed. But do make sure that you plan it strategically to avoid your party looking as if a “flower hurricane” just ripped through.
2) Tissue Lanterns
If love the modern, chic and lofty theme – we recommend tissue lanterns as part of your decor. Gather your friends for a DIY party to make this cheap and simple lantern ball that rubs off a mod feeling. All you need are tissue papers (not toilet paper kind though), scissors and strings. Here is how you do it:
– Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
– Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. Trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
– Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
– Tie a string to the floral wire for hanging.
Love to have your own monogram but don’t like to spend thousand of dollars for a digital one? Why not make it yourself? We absolutely love this idea of stenciling because it provides a personal touch to your event. To create your own monogram, get a piece of cardboard and carve out the design that you’d like to be printed. You can find a ton of designs online, blow them up and print them. Trace them on a cardboard and cut them with a blade. Next, choose your favorite paper and place your stencil above; spray them with your favorite color. Put them in the middle of the table or hang them around whereever you think deserves attention!
4) Rose in a Glass
This is another simple idea that we simply adore. Go to your local florist or even grocery store and buy a dozen of roses. Cut the stems into shorter length and just place them in your favorite wine glass. If you like to take it a notch above, pour in some pebbles into the glass. Voila – a romantic and simple centerpiece!
5) Floating Candles
Last but not least, we absolutely love floating candle centerpieces. Take a simple glass bowl ( you can purchase cheap ones from Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Saveoncrafts.com) and fill it water. Place tea candles on it and let it float. To amp it up, sprinkle some roses or glitter, or both for the ultimate effect! Get ready to dim the lights and light your candles. One word: Love!
What do you think of our list? Do you have any other cheap decorating ideas? Let us know at the comment box below!