30+ diy party decorations – Garlands are so simple and inexpensive to make, and give that perfect finishing touch to your party. Beautiful home decor but also perfect for summer gatherings, they provide the perfect pop of color to celebrations for kids and adults alike, like this one I made a while ago (free pattern here). Check out these trendy DIY party garlands you can make yourself!
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Back to the garlands: Here are a few ideas how to decorate your home or backyard for an end-of-school celebration, a birthday, or a summer party. Let the fun begin!
So many adorable diy garland ideas! From classic balloon garlands and tassel decorations to intricate flower arrangements and greenery garlands, you’ve got them all here. They are so simple to make and just plain adorable. Some are totally free tutorials, and a few are payable patterns or crafting kits. Since there are so many options, I tried to group the ideas by materials to make it easier for you to choose. Let’s go!
Diy Party Decorations – Garlands
FELT diy party decorations
Felt garlands are easy to make and they make cute and lovely decorations for any occasion. I made one no-sew version a while back, but there are sooo many options with felt!
My latest crafty project! You can take a string and hang them up in a kid’s room. A wonderful decoration! These diy lanterns will look really cute when you hang them in the backyard for a birthday party. Free TUTORIAL HERE (click)
You don’t need to sew at all to make this festive chain garland – just felt, scissors and a little creative inspiration:
Easiest No-Sew Felt Bunting how-to here at AppleGreen Cottage. I love it because it’s so colorful, reusable, and just a great decoration for any type of party! I even made a quick how-to.
A great use for felt scraps, either for a summer party in your backyard, or as a decoration in your kid’s room or nursery. Love it!
Felt star garland kit by CraftyWoolFelt – this link allows you to pick your favorite colors, order the felt stars and assemble them into a beautiful garland. I’m thinking baby showers!
FABRIC diy party decorations
I love these reusable fabric decorations! These DIY fabric banners and tassels make wonderful decor and add that final touch to any party:
This double sided banner is reusable, washable and will last for many parties! It’s double-sided, can be personalized. Free template included.
Fabric Scrap DIY Banners by I Heart Naptime
Fabric Tassel Garland – No-Sew Version by Simply Gloria
A lovely DIY Heart Banner by Kathy’s Cottage. What a cute DIY decoration idea for a summer tea party!
These no-sew flowers look gorgeous! I’ve made similar ones with felt, but never as a no-sew fabric version. So much farmhouse style, I love these flowers!
The latest adorable balloon garland I noticed was posted on A Beautiful Mess, and I can’t help but include it here. Pink with summertime lemons, so cute, and a perfect welcome to your party guests!
PAPER diy party decorations
Paper Ball Garland by Easy Peasy And Fun
You know what ‘s the most popular type of diy party decoration for birthdays? Letter banners! Whether made out of paper, felt or fabric, letters will personalize any party decor, and while I’ve made sewn banners with letters before, I must admit they do take some time to finish. I usually cut letters out of felt, like here (No need to finish edges!), but even that would take some time, so prepare in advance!
No time left for crafting, and the party day is approaching? Then I’d recommend this type of paper banners:
If you’re not a fan of cutting out paper letters, check out this DIY Letter Banner Kit over at Beaucoup.
Diy Party Decorations Made With Yarn
Yarn lets you get so creative! Check out a few yarn party decorations – these are my favorites:
If you have a skein of yarn, this tassel bunting is incredibly simple to put together. Follow the tutorial and make one:
Yarn Tassel Garland by Potter And Bloom
An amazingly easy and festive yarn cupcake garland by Cupcake Wishes
FLOWER diy party decorations
Real flowers! A super simple, a last minute roses decoration that you can whip up in under a few minutes. Check out how:
Fresh Flower Garland tutorial by We Are Scout
Breathtaking. And this one was not even made for a party, it’s a holiday wreath! by Wit And Delight
SMALL DIY VERSIONS as diy party garlands
I fell in love with this adorable mini version of a garland. It’s just great to hang as backdrop to a summertime party.
Three mini banners you can DIY in minutes by How Does She
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