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Party Decoration Tips For More Awesome and Cheap

unduhan-10Sometimes your wrapped presents and gifts make the best party decor. Maybe you’ve created some amazing homemade gifts and after wrapping them you realize that they are just too pretty to hide in a box. Or perhaps you’ve found a deal on some great gift wrapping and realize how nice it would look on your party table.  If you’re hosting a party and are planning on handing out party favors or gifts, why not incorporate it into your home decor? Here are some great gifts that do double duty as both gift and decorating, perfect for any party you plan on hosting!

Candles & Votives

A great party favor or gift is the gift of a homemade candle or personalized votive candle holder. There are so many easy tutorials to follow online (try this one for a spiced-scented homemade candle). Or skip the candle making and stick to a pretty votive holder that you can craft yourself. Place the candles or votives on a mirrored tray (which is especially spectacular once they are all lit), on top of candlesticks (to help add height) or at each place setting.

Ornaments

An ornament, either handmade or store bought, makes a great party gift but can also help dress up your table. Place one at each place setting, or personalize it and use it as a place card. Another idea might be to group the ornaments together in a pretty bowl or hang them on ribbon. Of course this idea is perfect for the winter holidays however it could also be fun for other holidays likeValentine’s Day, Halloween or a family reunion. For homemade Christmas ornaments check out this site here.

Flowers & Plants

If you love decorating with flowers you probably already fill your kitchen, dining room or entryway with a bouquet. But flowers make great gifts as well. Individual buds can be handed out when the party is done, or if you’re hosting for a particular person, like a birthday party, why not wrap up your centerpiece and gift it. Another flower-centric idea is to have each guest bring one flower stem, place it in a vase, and gift the whole bouquet to the guest of honor. This is a great idea for mother’s day or a special birthday. Or if flowers aren’t what you’re looking for, a few succulents in a mason jar (like this one) make for an instant centerpiece gift for your guests.

Food Gifts

Some of us love to make cookies, candy, or other edibles and give them as gifts during special holidays. Creating a unique package design is part of the fun, so why not create a food gift that can double as centerpiece or table setting decor? Place one gift at each place setting or pile them high on a cake stand or platter. Grouped en masse this type of gift can really be a showstopper in your home. Need ideas? Try this sugar cookie gift sack, salted caramel hot chocolate gift, or try any of these homemade edibles here.

Frames & Personalized Gifts

A pretty picture frame is always an excellent piece of home decor but can also serve as a gift too. When hosting a birthday party or anniversary party, consider DIYing a frame that holds a photo of the guest(s) of honor. Or take a cue from a common feature at a wedding and have each guest sign around the photo on the paper mat. There are so many other ways to incorporate personalized gifts into your entertaining decor like mugs, napkin rings, napkins, or even apersonalized journal.

Holiday Gift Tags Tips For Cheap and Creatif

You’ve created amazing gifts for your friends and family, wrapped them up just so, but now you need the final element: the gift tag. Of course you can buy inexpensive dollar store gift tags or labels. But if you’ve gone through the trouble of designing the perfect package, you may need to top it off with just the right card. Here are some beautifully designed gift tags and labels that you can

And did we mention the best part? They’re free!

iheartnaptime Christmas Gift Tags

These simple and straightforward holiday gift tags come in red or black print that you can print out onto white paper. The PDF is easy to download and cut out for your packages. Because the print and color is not complicated, you won’t use a lot of toner ink to make these. Additionally, these gift tags are appropriate for all types of recipients like teachers, neighbors and family. Print them on heavier card stock paper to make them feel extra special.

easily print at home onto plain paper or card stock.

This mom designer knew just the right gift tag for her kids to see on Christmas Day: a specially designed delivery card from the North Pole. This fun printable, fromthreelittlemonkiesstudio, features a customizable design that you can edit on your computer and print at home. First, download the Adobe file and save it to your computer. Once you do that, open up the saved file and simply add your child’s name and check off the appropriate boxes.

These beautiful designs, created by Kelli Murray, will look hand-drawn and make any gift appear extra special. Simply download the PDF file and print it out. Due to the shading, detail and amazing colors, you may consider printing these out on quality paper at a local DIY printing place (like a FedEx Kinko’s). This way you’ll ensure that the printed tags actually look as amazing as it does on your screen.

Looking for some colorful yet modern gift tags? M Stetson has a great collection of free printable gift tag designs that are really beautiful and unusual. The watercolor-like appearance will print better if you choose a good quality paper and have a pretty decent printer. Her selection of sizes is also great and will help make your packages look even more interesting.

Home Organized Tips

unduhan-8You probably already have storage baskets for organizing odd-sized or oversized objects. Blankets, toys, shoes, or other objects that need to be corralled in a basket; you might want a basket with holes or you may need solid side (like for small toys). No matter what type of basket, you may be able to easily hang these baskets up off of the floor. This helps maximize unused wall space and also helps make it easier for the taller people in your family to reach what they need.

Make sure you use the right type of fastener to hold the weight of the basket. Look for drywall screws with heavier loads, like 50 lbs, or consider using several smaller baskets instead of one large one. The image above shows how well a few baskets works in a child’s room and the contents can easily be swapped out over time.

Much like the basket example, there are plenty of ways to maximize your magnetic “walls” in the kitchen without spending lots of money. This example shows how easy it is to take your existing smaller containers, like a plastic container, and glue inexpensive magnets to the back side. Quite magically you can turn your large refrigerator into an organized space for spices, cooking notes, small cooking tools or other kitchen equipment.

Not all of us want to hang up our foil or plastic wrap boxes however, sometimes you simply don’t have a drawer or cabinet that fits all of these boxes. Placing them vertically on the wall allows you to easily tear off what you need and easily spot what you might need to buy more of. In vintage markets you can sometimes find old fashioned holders for these goods but this site offers a super cheap way to organize them by using easy-to-find, self-adhesive plastic bathroom hooks.